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About the Refuge

Shore birds at Liberty Loop

Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve and enhance populations of wildlife and their habitats, to protect and enhance water quality, and to provide opportunities for wildlife-dependent recreation and research. The refuge conserves the biological diversity of the Wallkill Valley by protecting and managing land, with a special emphasis on forest-dwelling and grassland birds, migrating waterfowl, wintering raptors, and endangered species. The North American Waterfowl Management Plan identifies the Wallkill River bottomlands as a priority focus area for waterfowl management within New Jersey.

Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge (pdf)

Contact Information

Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge Complex
1547 Route 565
Sussex, New Jersey 07461

fran_stephenson@fws.gov
Phone: (973) 702-7266
Fax: (973) 702-7286

Last Updated: Aug 27, 2014
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