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The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife and plants.

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Agassiz
   is located in   
Minnesota
Alamosa
   is located in   
Colorado
In San Luis Valley, supports a large variety of wildlife
Alaska Maritime
   is located in   
Alaska
Protects more than 2400 islands, islets, sea stacks, rocks, reefs, and headlands
Alligator River
   is located in   
North Carolina
Protects an expanse of diverse wetland habitats in northeast coastal NC
Anahuac
   is located in   
Texas
Aransas
   is located in   
Texas
Arapaho
   is located in   
Colorado
Created to enhance and protect an area of wetlands in north-central Colorado
Archie Carr
   is located in   
Florida
On Florida's east coast, designed to protect loggerhead sea turtle nesting areas
Arctic
   is located in   
Alaska
8 million acres hosting 45 species of land and marine mammals
Arrowwood
   is located in   
North Dakota
Protects a habitat that attracts large concentrations of migrating waterfowl
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee
   is located in   
Florida
Focuses primarily on wetland habitat restoration
Ash Meadows
   is located in   
Nevada
Atchafalaya
   is located in   
Louisiana
Encompassed within nearly one-half million acres of hardwood swamps, lakes and bayous
Attwater Prairie Chicken
   is located in   
Texas
Protects the habitat of the rare and endangered Attwater's prairie chicken
Audubon
   is located in   
North Dakota
Named in honor of John James Audubon, the nineteenth c. artist and naturalist
Baca
   is located in   
Colorado
Supports a large population of breeding and migrating waterbirds
Back Bay
   is located in   
Virginia
Balcones Canyonlands
   is located in   
Texas
Bayou Teche
   is located in   
Louisiana
Primary mission is to preserve habitat for threatened Louisiana black bear
Benton Lake
   is located in   
Montana
Est. 1929, cattail and bulrush marsh surrounded by shortgrass prairie
Big Oaks
   is located in   
Indiana
Contains the largest unfragmented forested block in southeastern Indiana
Bill Williams River
   is located in   
Arizona
Protects important ecological values along the lower Colorado River
Blackbeard Island
   is located in   
Georgia
Barrier island containing a variety of maritime habitats
Blackwater
   is located in   
Maryland
Bombay Hook
   is located in   
Delaware
Est. 1937; hosts hundreds of thousands of migrating birds
Bon Secour
   is located in   
Alabama
1980, coastal barrier-island habitats on Fort Morgan Peninsula
Bosque Del Apache
   is located in   
New Mexico
Protects a scenically spectacular area in the Chiluahuan Desert
Buenos Aires
   is located in   
Arizona
Currently re-establishing a breeding population of masked bobwhite quail
Cabeza Prieta
   is located in   
Arizona
Est. 1939 to protect a population of bighorn sheep in the Sonoran Desert
Cabo Rojo
   is located in   
Puerto Rico
Established as an upland buffer for the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats
Cameron Prairie
   is located in   
Louisiana
Established to preserve and protect wintering waterfowl and their habitat
Canaan Valley
   is located in   
West Virginia
Cape May
   is located in   
New Jersey
Diverse habitats welcome vast numbers of migrating birds
Cape Meares
   is located in   
Oregon
Vertical sea cliffs provide nesting habitat for peregrine falcons and thousands of seabirds
Cape Romain
   is located in   
South Carolina
Est. 1932, contains an extensive cordgrass-dominated estuarine salt marsh habitat
Catahoula
   is located in   
Louisiana
Cedar Island
   is located in   
North Carolina
On the end of a peninsula marking the southern end of Pamlico Sound
Cedar Point
   is located in   
Ohio
Provides a stopover for migratory birds
Charles M. Russell
   is located in   
Montana
Encompasses a 125 mile stretch of Fort Peck Lake and the Missouri River
Chassahowitzka
   is located in   
Florida
Established to protect an expanse of estuaries, bays, marshlands and bottomland hardwood swamps
Chautauqua
   is located in   
Illinois
An important link in the chain of resting areas along the Mississippi Flyway
Chickasaw
   is located in   
Tennessee
Protects a stretch of meandering Mississippi River floodplain
Chincoteague
   is located in   
Virginia
Choctaw
   is located in   
Alabama
Provides a wood duck brood habitat and a wintering area for waterfowl
Cibola
   is located in   
Arizona
In the floodplain of the lower Colorado, provides home for many wildlife species
Clarks River
   is located in   
Kentucky
Columbia
   is located in   
Washington
Crab Orchard
   is located in   
Illinois
Provides food and resting needs for wintering Canada geese and other wildlife
Crocodile Lake
   is located in   
Florida
Protects critical habitat for the endangered American crocodile
Cross Creeks
   is located in   
Tennessee
Produces waterfowl food crops
Culebra
   is located in   
Puerto Rico
Established by President Theodore Roosevelt to protect important seabird colonies
Cypress Creek
   is located in   
Illinois
Protects 15,000 acres of wetlands and bottomland forests
Deer Flat
   is located in   
Idaho
Rolling sagebrush hills, provides resting area for birds migrating along the Pacific Flyway
Delta
   is located in   
Louisiana
Located 10 miles south of Venice along the Mississippi River
Desert
   is located in   
Nevada
1.6 million acres of the Mojave Desert
Des Lacs
   is located in   
North Dakota
Est. 1935 to protect an ecologically rich stretch of the Des Lacs River
DeSoto
   is located in   
Iowa
Traditional waterfowl flyway
Eastern Neck
   is located in   
Maryland
Edwin B. Forsythe
   is located in   
New Jersey
Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck
   is located in   
Virginia
Est. 1969 specifically for the then-endangered bald eagle
Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin
   is located in   
South Carolina
ACE stands for three major rivers: the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto
Eufaula
   is located in   
Alabama
Located along the Chattahoochee River between Alabama and Georgia
Eufaula
   is located in   
Georgia
11,184 acres on the Walter F. George Lake; Alabama and Georgia
Fallon
   is located in   
Nevada
Breeding ground for birds and wild animals at the terminus of the Carson River
Farallon
   is located in   
California
Est. 1909, sustains the largest sea bird breeding colony south of Alaska
Felsenthal
   is located in   
Arkansas
Dissected by a system of rivers, creeks, sloughs, buttonbush swamps and lakes
Flint Hills
   is located in   
Kansas
Lies in the broad, flat Neosho River Valley
Fort Niobrara
   is located in   
Nebraska
Rolling grassland habitat supports approximately 350 bison and 100 elk
Grays Harbor
   is located in   
Washington
Designated as a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network Site
Grays Lake
   is located in   
Idaho
The largest hardstem bulrush marsh in North America
Great Bay
   is located in   
New Hampshire
Great Dismal Swamp
   is located in   
Virginia
Great Meadows
   is located in   
Massachusetts
Twenty miles from Boston
Great Swamp
   is located in   
New Jersey
Diverse habitat contains more than 600 species of trees and plants
Great White Heron
   is located in   
Florida
Est. 1938 as haven for great white herons and other wildlife; accessible only by boat
Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes
   is located in   
California
Est. 2000 to protect breeding habitat for endangered California least tern
Guam
   is located in   
Pacific Remote Islands
Provides habitat for the last remaining populations of the endangered Mariana fruit bat
Hakalau Forest
   is located in   
Hawaii
Focuses on the recovery of endangered forest birds, plants and their rain forest habitat
Hart Mountain
   is located in   
Oregon
Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge
Havasu
   is located in   
Arizona
Protects 30 river miles of the lower Colorado; home for the endangered southwestern willow flycatcher
Hillside
   is located in   
Mississippi
Hobe Sound
   is located in   
Florida
Southern Atlantic coast, protects coastal barrier island, sand dune, and mangrove swamp habitats
Hopper Mountain
   is located in   
California
Established to protect habitat for the endangered California condor
Horican
   is located in   
Wisconsin
A Mohican Indian word meaning pure, clean water
Humboldt Bay
   is located in   
California
Coastal northern California, exists to protect wetland habitats for migratory water birds
Huron Islands
   is located in   
Michigan
Protects a cluster of eight small islands in Lake Superior
Innoko
   is located in   
Alaska
Nearly 4 million acres, remote and isolated even by Alaska standards
Iroquois
   is located in   
New York
Located midway between Rochester and Buffalo
Izembek
   is located in   
Alaska
The smallest of Alaska's refuges; protects salmon, wolf, fox, wolverine, caribou and brown bear
J. Clark Salyer
   is located in   
North Dakota
Est. 1935, extends southward from the Canadian border
J. N. "Ding" Darling
   is located in   
Florida
World famous for its spectacular wading bird populations
John H. Chafee
   is located in   
Rhode Island
John Heinz
   is located in   
Pennsylvania
John W. and Louise Seier
   is located in   
Nebraska
Extensive sand dune area; still in planning phase and closed to the public
Julia Butler Hansen
   is located in   
Washington
Kealia Pond
   is located in   
Hawaii
One of the few natural wetlands remaining in the Hawaiian Islands
Kilauea Point
   is located in   
Hawaii
Offers the unique opportunity to view red-footed boobies
Kirtland's Warbler
   is located in   
Michigan
Kirwin
   is located in   
Kansas
North central Kansas
Klamath Marsh
   is located in   
Oregon
One of the last remaining strongholds of the spotted frog
Kodiak
   is located in   
Alaska
Est. 1941, protects roughly two-thirds of Kodiak Island and 2500 Kodiak brown bears
Kofa
   is located in   
Arizona
Pristine desert home for bighorn sheep and the California fan palm, the only native palm of Arizona
Kootenai
   is located in   
Idaho
20 miles from the Canadian border, provides diverse habitats
Lacassine
   is located in   
Louisiana
In Cameron and Evangeline Parishes
Laguna Atascosa
   is located in   
Texas
Lake Umbagog
   is located in   
New Hampshire
Las Vegas
   is located in   
New Mexico
Bald and golden eagles and numerous hawks populate the refuge
Lee Metcalf
   is located in   
Montana
Protects ecologically important Bitterroot River bottomland
Lewis and Clark
   is located in   
Oregon
Protects approximately 20 estuarine islands in northwestern Oregon
Little Pend Oreille
   is located in   
Washington
Named for the river that flow through the refuge
Little River
   is located in   
Oklahoma
Contains most of the remaining bottomland hardwood habitat in southeastern Oklahoma
Logan Cave
   is located in   
Arkansas
Ozark Mountain, diverse habitat including oak-hickory forest, grassland and prairie
Long Island
   is located in   
New York
Long Lake
   is located in   
North Dakota
Lostwood
   is located in   
North Dakota
Contains a mixed-grass landscape of rolling hills and scattered copses of quaking aspens
Lower Klamath
   is located in   
California
Est. 1908 as the first national wildlife refuge primarily for the benefit of waterfowl
Lower Rio Grande Valley
   is located in   
Texas
Lower Suwannee
   is located in   
Florida
Strives to protect and enhance a diverse natural ecosystem
Mackay Island
   is located in   
North Carolina
Malheur
   is located in   
Oregon
One of the crown jewels of the system…protects a vast complex of wetlands in Oregon's high desert
Marais Des Cygnes
   is located in   
Kansas
Named after the Marais des Cygnes River; french for "swan marsh"
Matagorda Island
   is located in   
Texas
Mattamuskeet
   is located in   
North Carolina
Medicine Lake
   is located in   
Montana
Merritt Island
   is located in   
Florida
Overlays the John F. Kennedy Space Center
Midway Atoll
   is located in   
Pacific Remote Islands
Coral reef-encircled lagoon with a variety of birds and marine life
Mingo
   is located in   
Missouri
Est. 1945 to restore and protect Mingo Swamp
Minidoka
   is located in   
Idaho
Diverse habitats on the Snake River plain in south-central Idaho
Missisquoi
   is located in   
Vermont
Montezuma
   is located in   
New York
Established to restore and protect part of the once-vast Montezuma Marsh
Moosehorn
   is located in   
Maine
One of the most northern refuges along the Atlantic flyway
Muleshoe
   is located in   
Texas
The oldest wildlife refuge in Texas, est. 1935
Muscatatuck
   is located in   
Indiana
Preserves a mix of forest, wetland, and grassland habitat for fish, wildlife and people
National Bison Range
   is located in   
Montana
Est. 1908 to help save the American bison
National Elk Refuge
   is located in   
Wyoming
Located in Jackson Hole, provides winter habitat for the Jackson elk herd
Neal Smith
   is located in   
Iowa
Mission to re-construct tallgrass prairie and restore oak savanna
Necedah
   is located in   
Wisconsin
In mid-Oct, a spectacular concentration of sandhill cranes
Ninigret
   is located in   
Rhode Island
Nisqually
   is located in   
Washington
A unique combination of estuaries, tidal flats, and fresh water marshes
Northern Tallgrass Prairie
   is located in   
Iowa
Working to preserve a portion of the remaining remnant tracts of tallgrass prairie
Northern Tallgrass Prairie
   is located in   
Minnesota
Shared with Iowa
Noxubee
   is located in   
Mississippi
Oahu Forest
   is located in   
Hawaii
Located on the upper slopes of the misty northern Ko'olau Mountains
Occoquan Bay
   is located in   
Virginia
Okefenokee
   is located in   
Georgia
Swamp habitats, cypress forests, upland islands and open lakes
Ottawa
   is located in   
Ohio
Oyster Bay
   is located in   
New York
Palmyra Atoll
   is located in   
Pacific Remote Islands
Est. 2001, wet tropical atoll in the Line Islands
Parker River
   is located in   
Massachusetts
Est. 1942; vital stopover along the Atlantic flyway
Pathfinder
   is located in   
Wyoming
Patoka River
   is located in   
Indiana
Within the Wabash River Basin flyway
Pee Dee
   is located in   
North Carolina
Wintering refuge for migratory waterfowl
Pea Island
   is located in   
North Carolina
Est. 1938, protects a stretch of Outer Banks coastal barrier island habitat
Pelican Island
   is located in   
Florida
Established in 1903 as the first national wildlife refuge in the U. S.
Piedmont
   is located in   
Georgia
Primarily an upland forest habitat
Pocosin Lakes
   is located in   
North Carolina
Protects and enhances habitat for migratory waterfowl and other birds
Prime Hook
   is located in   
Delaware
Located along the western shore of Delaware Bay
Quillayute Needles
   is located in   
Washington
Quivira
   is located in   
Kansas
Name comes from a Native American tribe
Rachel Carson
   is located in   
Maine
Protects valuable salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds
Red River
   is located in   
Louisiana
Red Rock Lakes
   is located in   
Montana
Est. 1935 to help rescue from extinction the trumpeter swan
Reelfoot
   is located in   
Tennessee
Northern part of Reelfoot Lake which occupies a stretch of former Mississippi River floodplain
Ridgefield
   is located in   
Washington
Roanoke River
   is located in   
North Carolina
Forested wetlands in the lower 130 miles of the Roanoke River
Rocky Flats
   is located in   
Colorado
Situated on the site of a former nuclear weapons plant
Rocky Mountain Arsenal
   is located in   
Colorado
Near Denver, one of the largest urban wildlife refuges in the U. S.
Ruby Lake
   is located in   
Nevada
Rydell
   is located in   
Minnesota
Saddle Mountain
   is located in   
Washington
Encompasses the Hanford Reach National Monument
Salt Plains
   is located in   
Oklahoma
Sand Lake
   is located in   
South Dakota
Sandy Point
   is located in   
U. S. Virgin Islands
Located on the southwestern tip of St. Croix Island
Santa Ana
   is located in   
Texas
International wildlife clientele along the most southern stretch of the Rio Grande
Seedskadee
   is located in   
Wyoming
Seney
   is located in   
Michigan
Est. 1935 to provide habitat for migrating birds and resident wildlife
Sequoyah
   is located in   
Oklahoma
Protects a variety of habitats: woodlands, wetlands, flooded fields and cropland
Sevilleta
   is located in   
New Mexico
Shawangunk Grasslands
   is located in   
New York
Sheldon
   is located in   
Nevada
Sherburne
   is located in   
Minnesota
Shiawassee
   is located in   
Michigan
Silvio O. Conte
   is located in   
Massachusetts
Protects an abundance and diversity of native plant, fish and wildlife ecosystems
San Juan Islands
   is located in   
Washington
Consists of 83 rocks, reefs, grassy and forested islands in northern Puget Sound
San Luis
   is located in   
California
One of the last remnants of the wintering grounds for migratory waterfowl of the Pacific Flyway
Squaw Creek
   is located in   
Missouri
Attracts large concentrations of lesser snow geese
Stewart B. McKinney
   is located in   
Connecticut
Scattered along 60 miles of the Long Island Sound coastline
Stillwater
   is located in   
Nevada
Complex consisting of Stillwater Refuge, Fallon Refuge and Anaho Island Refuge
St. Marks
   is located in   
Florida
Est. 1931 along the Gulf Coast; enjoys a reputation of excellent birdwatching
St. Vincent
   is located in   
Florida
An undeveloped barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico
Sullys Hill
   is located in   
North Dakota
National Game Preserve; protects herds of bison, elk and deer
Sunkhaze Meadows
   is located in   
Maine
Supawna Meadows
   is located in   
New Jersey
Manages tidally influenced wetlands
Sweetwater Marsh
   is located in   
California
Established to restore and protect a remnant of tidal salt marsh
Tamarac
   is located in   
Minnesota
Tensas River
   is located in   
Louisiana
Ten Thousand Islands
   is located in   
Florida
Protects mangrove habitats along the southwest coast
Tetlin
   is located in   
Alaska
Landscape of forests, wetlands, tundra, lakes, mountains and glacial rivers
Tewaukon
   is located in   
North Dakota
Protects important wetland and prairie grassland habitats
Three Arch Rocks
   is located in   
Oregon
Tijuana Slough
   is located in   
California
Maintains essential habitats for many migrating shorebirds and waterfowl
Tishomingo
   is located in   
Oklahoma
Trempealeau
   is located in   
Wisconsin
Turnbull
   is located in   
Washington
Located in northeastern Washington on the eastern edge of the Columbia River Basin
Two Ponds
   is located in   
Colorado
Only 72 acres, habitat supports over 100 different species of birds
Upper Mississippi River
   is located in   
Minnesota
Upper Souris
   is located in   
North Dakota
Primary focus is 9900 acre Lake Darling
Valentine
   is located in   
Nebraska
Wallkill River
   is located in   
New Jersey
More than 220 species of birds recorded
Wallkill River
   is located in   
New York
Shared with New Jersey
Waubay
   is located in   
South Dakota
West Sister Island
   is located in   
Ohio
Located in the western basin of Lake Erie
Wheeler
   is located in   
Alabama
Est. 1938; variety of habitats for large concentrations of wintering waterfowl and other wildlife
Whitefish Point
   is located in   
Michigan
Protects a strategic point of land for major concentrations of migrating birds
White River
   is located in   
Arkansas
Est. 1935 for the protection of migratory birds
Whittlesey Creek
   is located in   
Wisconsin
Wichita Mountains
   is located in   
Oklahoma
Hosts a rare remnant of mixed-grass prairie that escaped the plow
Willapa
   is located in   
Washington
William L. Finley
   is located in   
Oregon
Wolf Island
   is located in   
Georgia
Supports notable concentrations of waterfowl and shorebirds
Yukon Delta
   is located in   
Alaska
19.6 million acres, protects the sprawling treeless wetland plain of southwest Alaska


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