Plan Available for Comment until Aug. 18
You can have input on the Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the Refuge by submitting written comments by August 18. Find out more here!
Comprehensive Conservation Planning
Special Event: Reptiles at the Refuge
Saturday, August 16 at 8:00 am come and mingle with real live reptiles and the biologists from USGS that research them! Please RSVP.
FeaturedAugust 16, 2013
The Refuge teamed with Bureau of Land Management, San Diego Association of Governments’ Environmental Mitigation Program, and Frontier Environmental Solutions, Inc., to increase the number of nest sites for Golden Eagles in southern San Diego.Team Helps Golden Eagles nest on the Refuge
About the Complex
The San Diego NWR Complex manages diverse wildlife and their habitats on four Refuges: Tijuana Slough NWR, San Diego Bay NWR, San Diego NWR, and Seal Beach NWR.
San Diego is managed as part of the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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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.
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- June 19, 2014
The USFWS is seeking public input on a draft plan that will help guide future management of the San Diego NWR.
A notice of availability was published in the Federal Register on June 19, 2014. The refuge will host a public meeting to discuss the draft CCP on Tuesday, July 15 at Steele Canyon High School from 6 to 8 p.m. When finalized, the CCP will guide management decisions at the refuge for the next 15 years.News Release (PDF)
- June 07, 2013
The Pacific Southwest Region's (Region 8) own video magazine of sorts features our recent 1,800-acre land acquisition to the San Diego NWR. Check out the video here!"Pieces of 8" Episode 2
- May 09, 2013
San Diego NWR volunteers planted acorns for the third season in a row, and were featured on a special series by host Nan Sterman called, "A Growing Passion." You can still watch for re-runs for episode 4 airing on Thursday evenings at 8:30 pm and repeating 4:00pm on Saturday afternoons; on KPBS television, Channel 15
Cox Cable 1011 HD, and Time Warner Cable 711 HD.Click here to view the video
Quino checkerspot butterfly
A small and beautiful member of the brushfoot family, this butterfly is federally endangered and known to occur on the San Diego NWR. It selectively lays its eggs only on the California plantain plant, and is very territorial during the breeding season.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Banner photo above: Miguel Mountain by Earl S. Cryer
Last Updated: Jul 03, 2014