About the Complex
The San Diego NWR Complex manages diverse wildlife and their habitats on four Refuges: Tijuana Slough NWR, San Diego Bay NWR, San Diego NWR, and Seal Beach NWR.
San Diego is managed as part of the San Diego 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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- September 22, 2012
On Sept 22, 2012, 34 people gathered at the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, joining a volunteer movement to remove trash, beautify the land, and enjoy our treasured outdoor spaces.National Public Lands Day helps remove 2,000 pounds of trash
- August 19, 2012
Forty-three people of all ages came to discover the native reptiles and amphibians on the San Diego NWR, during the monthly themed interpretive program, “Hike with a Ranger.” It was the highest turnout of the year for the program!Refuge Neighbors Visit San Diego NWR to Discover Reptiles
- December 10, 2011
20 volunteers with staff and other partners plant over 170 oak trees to restore habitat on public lands.SAN DIEGO NWR: Oak Trees Planted by Volunteers
Quino checkerspot butterfly
A small and beautiful member of the brushfoot family, this butterfly is federally endangered and known to occur on the San Diego NWR. It selectively lays its eggs only on the California plantain plant, and is very territorial during the breeding season.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Banner photo above: Miguel Mountain by Earl S. Cryer
Last Updated: May 07, 2013