2014 is the 75th Anniversary of Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge, which was created to provide marsh habitat for American Black Ducks and Atlantic Brant. The refuge was joined with Barnegat NWR in 1984 to create Edwin B. Forsythe NWR.
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Around the Refuge
Volunteers are an integral part of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more about the type of work our volunteers do on the refuge and check out their latest newsletter on our Get Involved page.Learn more.
There are activities at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge throughout the year including hunting, fishing (freshwater and saltwater), wildlife viewing, photography and environmental education. Learn more on our Visitor Activities page.Visitor Activities
There are wildlife viewing opportunities year-round on the refuge. Come by in the winter for a chance to see hundreds of black ducks and Atlantic brant. Summer is a great time to spot turtles sunning by the water. Visit our Seasons of Wildlife page to learn more!
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Forsythe sunrise - Anne Harlan.
Last Updated: Sep 29, 2014