The addition of section 16 protects important habitat and regional open space connections.
This species is the largest animal found on the refuge.
Several bird-of-prey species call the refuge home throughout the year.
Xeric Tallgrass Prairie
Remnants of this rare habitat are preserved at Rocky Flats.
Historic Lindsay Ranch
Refuge management plans call for the preservation of this culturally important site.
There is currently no public access to Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. For information about our plans for future visitation, please see our Comprehensive Conservation Plan and our plans for future signage about site history and safety considerations.Visitor Information
About the Complex
Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge: A Prairie Refuge at the Foot of the Rockies
Rocky Flats is managed as part of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Complex.
Learn more about the complex
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
For information about the impacts of the September 2013 flood on the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Complex (including Rocky Flats) see the following fact sheet.Flood Fact Sheet
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has completed its Land Protection Plan for refuge expansion and land exchange. For more information continue to the LPP documents page.2011 Land Protection Plan and Environmental Assessment
Habitat for this federally threatened species is found throughout the refuge. The addition of section 16 protected more critical habitat for this species
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2015