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About the Refuge Complex

HMNWRC office headquartersAbout the Hopper National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex oversees the management of four different National Wildlife Refuges in Tulare, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Kern Counties. The complex's main goals is managing habitat and recovering endangered species such as the California Condor, Western snowy plover, and many others.

 
The Complex is comprised of:
Bitter Creek NWR

 
So, what is a National Wildlife Refuge Complex?  It is an administrative grouping of two or more refuges, wildlife management areas or other refuge conservation areas that are primarily managed from a central office location.  Refuges are grouped into a complex structure because they occur in a similar ecological region, such as a watershed or specific habitat type, and have a related purpose and management needs.  Typically, a project leader or complex manager oversees the general management of all refuges within the complex and refuge managers are responsible for operations at specific refuges. Supporting staff, composed of administrative, law enforcement, refuge manager, biological, fire, visitor services, and maintenance professionals, are centrally located and support all refuges within the complex.
Last Updated: Dec 09, 2013
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