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    Valentines Day: Love Your Refuge!

    Help us with habitat restoration and minor trail maintenance.

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    Hike with a Ranger - Feb. 28

    This month, we are talking about native plants with Ranger Debby Good at the Par 4 Dr trailhead. RSVP today!

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    2015 Endangered Species Art Contest

    Entries are due by March 1 to the Endangered Species Coalition! For students K-12, as well as those in homeschools and youth groups.

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Team Helps Golden Eagles nest on the Refuge

GOEA nest platform installationAugust 16, 2013

The Refuge teamed with Bureau of Land Management, San Diego Association of Governments’ Environmental Mitigation Program, and Frontier Environmental Solutions, Inc., to increase the number of nest sites for Golden Eagles in southern San Diego.

Team Helps Golden Eagles nest on the Refuge

About the Complex

San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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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

National Wildlife Refuge System


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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  • Second Episode of "Pieces of 8"

    Pieces of 8 Episode 2 thumbnailJune 07, 2013

    The Pacific Southwest Region's (Region 8) own video magazine of sorts features our recent 1,800-acre land acquisition to the San Diego NWR. Check out the video here!

    "Pieces of 8" Episode 2
  • "A Growing Passion" for native oak trees

    A growing passion thumbnailMay 09, 2013

    San Diego NWR volunteers planted acorns for the third season in a row, and were featured on a special series by host Nan Sterman called, "A Growing Passion." You can still watch for re-runs for episode 4 airing on Thursday evenings at 8:30 pm and repeating 4:00pm on Saturday afternoons; on KPBS television, Channel 15 Cox Cable 1011 HD, and Time Warner Cable 711 HD.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Banner photo above: Miguel Mountain by Earl S. Cryer
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2015
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