National Wildlife Refuge System
Northeast Region

New Hampshire
New York
New Jersey
West Virginia
Rhode Island

Northeast Region Refuges

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"To administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans."

From the breathtaking views of relic boreal forests at Canaan Valley NWR in West Virginia to spawning sea-run Atlantic salmon in the Connecticut River watershed to dynamic Atlantic coastal habitat communities spanning our eastern borders; the Northeast Region of the National Wildlife Refuge System strives to conserve natural resources through land protection, 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, 71 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.

Last updated: February 25, 2013