Comprehensive Conservation Planning
The purpose of a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) is to specify a management direction for the refuge for the next 15 years. Erie NWR's CCP is well underway and projected to be completed by the end of 2013.Learn more...
About the Complex
As of 2007, Erie NWR shares staff with a sister refuge in Alabama, NY.
Erie is managed as part of the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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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.
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What's Happening On the Refuge
The “Nature Explorer Program” turns children into nature detectives who must complete tasks or answer questions about the refuge to earn an embroidered patch. Learn about this program and others by visiting our Just For Kids page.Just For Kids
Since hunting is permitted on nature trails, all visitors should wear blaze orange during hunting season (September 1 – the end of February). Bring your own insect repellent, drinking water and sunscreen as needed. Restrooms are located at the refuge office and Deer Run Trail. Plan Your Visit
There is wildlife to view year round at Erie National Wildlife Refuge! Grab your binoculars and camera and come see who you can spot.Wildlife & Habitat
Northern riffleshell and clubshell mussels are two critically imperiled species, having lost more than 95 percent of their historic range. However, the surviving northern riffleshell in Pennsylvania are some of the best remaining in the world. French Creek is home to these and 26 other mussel species.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2013