National Wildlife Refuge System
Northeast Region
Bird watching at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Don Freiday/USFWS
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The National Wildlife Refuge System strives to conserve natural resources through land conservation, habitat restoration, habitat enhancement, and public outreach and education. 

Refuges are protected areas, established to provide for all wildlife, both flora and fauna. Encompassing 500,000 acres of habitat and many of which are located near major urban areas, over 70 national wildlife refuges in the Northeast Region provide opportunities for the visiting public to experience the outdoors through fishing, hunting, wildlife observation, photography, environmental education and interpretation. It is through these opportunities that people connect with nature, foster an appreciation for its beauty, and become inspired to help protect it.

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Last updated: July 22, 2014