Contact refuge office
– 850/925-6121 or the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
dispatch – 888/404-3922
Protecting resources and people on our refuges is the fundamental responsibility of refuge officers. The mission of the Refuge Law Enforcement Program is to support the administration of the National Wildlife Refuge System through the management and protection of natural, historic and cultural resources, property, and people on lands and waters of our national wildlife refuges.
Law enforcement is an integral part of managing the National Wildlife Refuge System. Refuge law enforcement officers are responsible for upholding federal laws and regulations that protect natural resources, the public, and employees. These are our objectives:
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Whooping Cranes, named for their loud and penetrating unison calls,
live and breed in wetland areas, where they feed on crabs, clams,
frogs and aquatic plants. They are distinctive animals, standing five
feet tall, with white bodies, black wing tips and red crowns on their
They are also one of the most endangered. With fewer than 500 left in
the wild, whooping cranes are on the verge of extinction.