- Currently a Ramsar Site
- Protects biological diverse wetland flora, fauna and/or their habitat
- Supports significant numbers of wetland-dependent fauna, such as water birds or fish
- Rare or unique wetland type within its own biogeographical region.
Exemplary Ecosystem Services:
- Maintains ecological connectivity/cohesion
- Aesthetic/cultural heritage value/ provisioning
- Recreation (birdwatching, ecotourism)
CONSERVATION STATUS AND THREATS
Public Access: Yes
Conservation status: RAMSAR Designation
Adjacent Land Use: Urban
Approximate natural buffer width:
- > 100 ft
Other: Managed by USFWS
Approximate size: 166 ha (410 acres)
General wetland characterization:
- Coastal Shallow Fresh Marsh
- Coastal Deep Fresh Marsh
Adjacent Water Bod(ies):
Name of body of water: Detroit River (HUC 04090004)
Lacustrine clay and silt
If Adjacent to Stream, stream order: River
Blount loam, Erie-Huron Lake Plain, 0 to 2 percent slopes (BfA); Cut and fill land (Cu); Glynwood loam, 2 to 6 percent slopes (GnB); Marsh (Mb); Metamora sandy loam, 0 to 3 percent slopes (MeA); Nappanee silt loam, 0 to 4 percent slopes (NaB); Owosso-Morley complex, 2 to 6 percent slopes (OwB); Water (W); Ziegenfuss clay, 0 to 1 percent slopes (ZfsabA).
FLORA AND FAUNA
Dominant flora: Communities in Humbug Marsh include: early successional shrub thickets; wet-mesic flatwoods, Great Lakes marsh (Slaughter and Penskar 2015).
Unique flora: Carex trichocarpa (hairy-fruited sedge), documented in wet meadows at the margins of emergent marsh along the Detroit River.
Dominant fauna: Many migratory birds, at least 158 recorded bird species (eBird Checklist); seven species of reptiles and amphibians. Source: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/detroit_river/refuge_units/humbug_marsh_species_lists.html
Rare fauna: eastern fox snake (ST); russet-tipped clubtail (SSC); peregrine falcon (SE); red-shouldered hawk, common loon, bald eagle, black-crowned night heron, osprey, caspian tern, common tern (ST). Source: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/detroit_river/refuge_units/humbug_marsh_species_lists.html
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