Reporting Injured Seals
If you believe you've seen an injured seal, please keep a safe distance and report it. Visit our Law Enforcement page for contact information and tips for callers.Law Enforcement
About the Complex
The complex is comprised of eight refuges.
Nantucket is managed as part of the Eastern Massachusetts 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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Around the Refuge
The final comprehensive conservation plan, or CCP, is complete for Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge. Visit our Conservation page to download the CCP, read some frequently asked questions about the plan, and view our latest newsletter.Conservation
Why would a rabbit, the epitome of prolific breeding, be considered for protection under the Endangered Species Act? Today, this rabbit's range has shrunk by about 86 percent. Its numbers are so greatly diminished that it can no longer be found in Vermont and has been reduced to only five smaller populations throughout its historic range.New England Cottontail
There are some volunteer and internship opportunities at Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge. Announcements are posted in November each year. Visit our Get Involved page to learn more!Get Involved
The federally threatened piping plover lives the majority of its life on open sandy beaches or rocky shores, often in high, dry sections away from water. They can be found on the Atlantic coast of the U.S. and Canada on the ocean or bay beaches and on the lakeshores.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Sunset over lighthouse - Amanda Boyd/USFWS.
Last Updated: Mar 03, 2014