There are events year-round at the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Check out our program calendar to find one near you!Program Calendar
About the Complex
The refuge totals 242 acres on the coast of Rhode Island.
Sachuest Point is managed as part of the Rhode Island 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 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Service) is proposing to restore salt marshes, coastal dunes and related resources within and adjacent to the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) in Middletown, RI. The proposed action is necessary to preserve and restore fish and wildlife habitat, water quality, public use and public safety. These resource functions are being lost and degraded due to natural and anthropogenic factors, including sea level rise, severe coastal storms and water pollution.Click Here for more information on the Project Description
And the final numbers are in! For the 2015 piping plover nesting season, USFWS managed sites in Rhode Island protected a total of 74 mated pairs, which in turn fledged 94 chicks. Rhode Island has seen a significant increase in pair numbers within the last decade, and is a true testament to the effectiveness of piping plover recovery and management. A great collaborative effort helped ensure this year's success!Click HERE for the final numbers for the 2015 Piping Plover nesting season for USFWS managed sites in Rhode Island
There are visitor activities year-round at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge including fishing, wildlife viewing, interpretation, environmental education and photography. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more.Visitor Activities
Numbers of native New England cottontails are decreasing because of habitat loss and competition from the introduced eastern cottontail. the eastern cottontail adapts more easily to residential and disturbed habitats than does the New England cottontail, who prefers very dense shrublands.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2015