National Wildlife Refuge System

Where is Your Favorite Refuge?



June 19, 2014 - Tis the season of the Top Ten.  The Nature Conservancy calls the National Wildlife Refuge System “one of the shining stars of United States conservation history, and the refuges in this system offer some world-class nature experiences.” The Nature Conservancy’s senior science writer Matt Miller selected some lesser known refuges among his favorites:

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Texas

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, VA
Credit: USFWS


Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Kansas


St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Florida


Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Maine


Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, Wisconsin


Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia


Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, HI
Credit: USFWS


Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Oregon


Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada


Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

 

The travel blog Plain Adventure has its own list of ten ten refuges:

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii


Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia

Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge, New England
Credit: USFWS


Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Texas


Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge, New England


Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, Montana


Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska


J.N.Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida


Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, NM
Credit: USFWS


Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia


Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico

 

Only two refuges show up on both lists – Chincoteague Refuge in Virginia and Wichita Mountains Refuge in Oklahoma.  What is your favorite refuge and why? Post your choice on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/USFWSRefuges/.

Last updated: June 19, 2014