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    Truly Wild!

    More than 80 % of Kofa Refuge’s 665,000 acres is designated as wilderness. It offers vast lands to explore enjoy.

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    Pronghorn Recovery

    A management priority for the refuge is helping to re-establish populations of Sonoran pronghorn, the fastest North American land mammal.

    Profile of the Pronghorn

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    Come Help Out!

    The refuge is always looking for volunteers to assist with maintenance, public outreach and other projects.

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    Leaping Hares

    Look for this refuge resident - the jackrabbit. With their tall hind legs, they can reach speeds of up to 40 mph and leap over 10 feet.

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    Where Wildlife Comes First

    National Wildlife Refuges are managed for wildlife and habitat and to ensure future generations will always have wild places to explore!

 

Did you know?

Kofa National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1939 for the protection of desert bighorn sheep and other native wildlife following a 1936 campaign by the Arizona Boy Scouts.

About the Refuge

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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Wilderness Designation

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Of the 665,400 acres within Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, 547,700 acres are designated wilderness, making it the second largest wilderness area in Arizona. The important designation helps ensure this amazing desert landscape is protected for future generations. Wilderness designation offers protection from logging or mining and prevents the construction of permanent roads, vehicles or structures.

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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2014
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