Due to limited staff & funding the US Fish & Wildlife Service partners with a variety of agencies and organizations at Seal Beach NWR. This enables us to achieve conservation goals and objectives set forth in our management plans that otherwise could not be accomplished. Partnerships support the Refuge in a variety of ways by providing additional funding, staff, research, and project assistance. The Refuge’s primary partners include Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach and the Friends of Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge. Other partnerships include, but are not limited to:
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The smallest of the North American terns, they are migratory seabirds that breed primarily along the California coast. Their swallow-like flight gave them their earlier common name, Sea Sparrows. They were listed as Federally Endangered in 1970 mainly due to habitat loss.