- Established: 1963.
- Acres: 8,500.
- Located in Anson and Richmond counties of North Carolina.
- Other management: 21 conservation easements in seven counties.
- Location: the refuge is located seven miles north of Wadesboro, NC on U.S. Highway 52.
- The Pee Dee NWR is part of the Savannah-Santee-Pee Dee Ecosystem.
- The diversity of habitats and management programs supports a broad range of wildlife species, including over 180 bird, 49 amphibian and reptile, 28 mammal, and 20 fish species.
- The refuge lands are comprised of 3,000 acres of bottomland hardwoods, 1,200 acres of upland pine forest; and 4,300 acres of croplands, old fields, moist soil units and mixed pine hardwoods.
Financial Impact of Refuge
- Five-person staff.
- 35,000 visitors annually.
- Provide habitat for migratory waterfowl and migratory song birds.
- Provide habitat for threatened and endangered species.
- Provide recreation, environmental education and interpretation for the public.
- Dynamic partnering.