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Lake Wales Ridge
National Wildlife Refuge


The scrub blazing-star is just one of many federally listed plant species on Lake Wales Ridge NWR.  The scrub habitat in this area relies on routine fire for survival.
4055 Wildlife Way
Vero Beach, FL   32963
E-mail: lakewalesridge@fws.gov
Phone Number: 772-581-5557
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/lakewalesridge
Lake Wales Ridge NWR was the first refuge created for endangered and threatened plants. Many of them are found no where else in the world.
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