Botanical Gem Has Surprises
Research conducted on the refuge surprised even the most seasoned botanist as this understudied botanical gem revealed many surprises.
Enjoy images of Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge’s landscape and the wildlife that call it home all or part of the year.
San Bernardino Refuge protects part of what has historically been the most extensive wetland in northwest Mexico and this Southwest region.
Protecting the ciénega
Lesser long-nosed bat
This endangered bat is about 3” long with a small noseleaf. They feed on nectar from night-blooming plants and are important pollinators.
Saving Endangered Yaqui Fish
Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect habitat for the endangered Yaqui chub and Yaqui topminnow.
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
Because of extreme drought coniditions, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made the decision during the summer of 2010 to collect as many Chiricahua leopard frog tadpoles as possible from the refuge’s Leslie Creek. As a result, for the first time in many years, the endangered leopard frog is once again living in the wilds of the Chiricahua Mountains.
Page Photo Credits Refuge scenic view / C. Lohrengel-USFWS, Photo Gallery images / W. Radke and C. Lohrengel-USFWS, Chiricahua leopard frog / W. Radke-USFWS, Aerial view over San Bernardino Refuge / C. Lohrengel-USFWS, Lesser long nosed bat / W. Radke-USFWS, Yaqui chub / W. Radke, USFWS, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2015