Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Refuge Facts

  • Established: 1969
  • Acres: 45
  • Location: the island is located 2 miles from the south coast of St. Thomas
  • Administered under Caribbean Islands NWR office.

Refuge Objectives

  • To manage and protect natural plant and wildlife communities

Management Tools

  • Law Enforcement

Public Use Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Bird Watching


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's mission is, working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are the only agency of the U.S. Government with that primary mission. The Service helps protect a healthy environment for people, fish and wildlife, and helps Americans conserve and enjoy the outdoors and our living treasures. The Service's major responsibilities are for migratory birds, endangered species, certain marine mammals, and freshwater and anadromous fish.



Buck Island Fact Sheet

The Buck Island National Wildlife Refuges fact sheet is available in a .PDF

Last updated: September 15, 2014
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