Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast Refuge Complex. A National Wildlife Refuge Complex 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.
Other refuges in the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast Refuge Complex include: Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge Complex headquarters is located at:
3860 Tollgate Blvd., Suite 300Naples, FL 34114
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The Florida Panther Refuge open house will be held on Saturday, March 15th. All activities are free and include lunch and refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge. Make your reservations for free swamp buggy tours, orchid wet walks, guided birding walks, and guided plant hikes starting March 10th.