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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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The refuge hunt program requires a refuge hunt permit as well as a state hunt license and tags. You can register now for both. Hunt Program Registration
The July Butterfly Count is scheduled for July 26, 2014. Meet at the refuge headquarters at 8:30AM. To volunteer, call Deloras or Don at 757-986-3705.Butterfly Count
The Railroad Ditch Auto Tour is open Mondays through Saturdays through June, 8:00am to 3:00pm. All vehicles must exit this entrance by 4:00p. The required self-service permit can be found in a box on the entrance gate.
Hiking trails are open sunrise to sunset.
An active fire management program is housed on the refuge. Seasonal activities include the planning and implementation of controlled burns, and wildfire suppression. The zone program conducts burns 9 months a year, and averages 35 burn days a year. Burns are conducted in a wide range of habitat types, including marsh, grasslands, pocosins, and upland pine and hardwood forest.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2014