For Wildlife & You
The refuge uses many different tools and actively manages these lands for the benefit of wildlife. Learn how!
Where Wildlife Comes First
National Wildlife Refuges are managed for wildlife and habitat and to ensure future generations will always have wild places to explore!
Wildlife and Habitat
Get a closer look!
Get up close and personal with some of the refuge's wild residents and the habitat they depend upon.
Enjoy, Explore, Learn!
Boardwalks, trails, auto tour routes and blinds offer many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the refuge.
Brazoria National Wildlife is part of the Texas Mid-coast Refuge Complex, which also includes San Bernard and Big Boggy Refuges. For more information on the three refuges, contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Contact Information
Chinese tallow is an exotic tree that causes large-scale damage to the refuge's wetland and prairie ecosystems, as well as the wildlife that depend on the coastal habitat. The exotic tree quickly invades an area and, because it did not evolve here, has no natural predators. Trying to eliminate this and other exotic species is a management priority of the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge and the National Wildlife Refuge System. Chinese Tallow
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
An Operations Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) proposed Samson Exploration, LCC 3-D seismic survey across Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge is available for public review and comment until November 30, 2013. Operations will include surveing source and receiver locations, drilling and detonating source points, and installing and retrieving data receivers. Written comments regarding the EA and Operations Plan will be accepted at the Complex Office at 2547 CR 316, Brazoria, TX 77422Operations Plan and Environmental Assessment
The Refuge Junior Naturalist program provides opportunities for children 10-12 years of age to work with refuge staff and biologists on projects designed to introduce them to a career in natural resources. Participants learn basic naturalist skills, which are then applied to actual wildlife conservation projects, including sea turtle patrols, tree planting, insect collection and keeping a nature journal. Refuge Junior Naturalist
Incoming tides of this coastal refuge combine life-giving nourishment from the Gulf with fresh river waters to create one of the most biologically rich environments in Texas. Because of its importance to birds, the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge and its companion refuges, San Bernard and Big Boggy, were designated an Internationally Significant Shorebird Site by the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2014