- Established: 2003
- Acres: 9,016
- Formerly part of Fort McClellan military training base
- First mountain national wildlife refuge in southeastern U.S.
- Contains the third highest mountain ridge in Alabama
- Only remaining stands of old growth mountain longleaf pine forest
- Best remaining fire maintained mountain longleaf pine forest
- Unique inland extension (Northeast Alabama and Northwest Georgia) of longleaf pine forest into the mountain provinces
- Southern extension of Appalachian Mountains
- Large tracts of unfragmented forest
Financial Impact of Refuge
- Two person staff
- $250,000 annual budget
- To preserve and enhance the natural mountain longleaf pine ecosystem
- To help perpetuate the neotropical migratory bird resource
- To preserve a natural diversity and abundance of native fauna and flora, with special emphasis on the Red-cockaded woodpecker and other endangered species.
- To provide compatible, wildlife dependent recreational opportunities such as hunting, wildlife observation and photography, and environmental education and interpretation.
- Prescribed burning
Map of Mountain Longleaf NWR
- Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge
PO Box 5087
664 Powers Avenue
Anniston, AL 36205
Phone: (256) 848-6833
Fax: (256) 848-5517
- Approximatley 3,000 acres of the refuge is currently open for compatible uses during daylight hours. The remaining 6,000 acres will open once clean-up of environmental contaminants is complete.
- The refuge office is open Mondays – Fridays from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. The office is located in the Army Garrison Transition Force (Bldg. 215), which is a secured and locked building. Please call (256) 848-6833 before visiting the office.
Legislation Establishing of Mountain Longleaf NWR
- Mountain Longleaf Established
- Authority to Transfer Property at Military Installation
- Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003