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    Wilderness Character and the Farallones

    The Wilderness Act celebrates 50 years this year. Moreover, 2014 also marks 40 years of Farallon NWR being designated as wilderness.

    Learn what makes the Farallones a "wilderness."

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    Refuge Photo Gallery

    Farallon National Wildlife Refuge is renown for its species diversity and in a compact area. See photos from the islands.

    Go to the photo gallery

  • Overview of Farallon Islands

    Web Cam

    California Academy of Sciences host a web cam on Farallon NWR. Take a virtual tour of this refuge that is closed to the public.

    Go to the web cam now

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2014


  • Farallon Wilderness Boat Tour

    Cormorant and MurresJune 28, 2014

    Book a special boat tour around Farallon Refuge at reduced rates in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

    Farallon Wilderness Boat Tours
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