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About the Complex

St. Marks NWR is managed as part of the North Florida 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.

The North Florida National Wildlife Refuge Complex encompasses the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge and associated conservation easements across 13 counties in southwestern Georgia and the Florida panhandle protecting close to 95,000 acres for wildlife.

The Refuge Complex headquarters is located at 1255 Lighthouse Road, St. Marks, FL 32355.

St. Marks NWR 
P.O. Box 68
St. Marks, FL  32355 

Phone: (850) 925-6121  


St. Vincent NWR
P.O. Box 447
Apalachicola, FL 32329

Phone: (850) 653-8808


Last Updated: Oct 24, 2013
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