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Conserving the Nature of America

The Freeland Boardwalk entry at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge in West Virginia.
Credit: Cindy Phillips/USFWS

National Wildlife Refuge System marks 111 years!

President Teddy Roosevelt created the first national wildlife refuge on March 14, 1903, at Pelican Island, Florida, to protect brown pelicans. Today, 562 refuges and 38 wetland management districts make up the nation’s premier wildlife conservation network, the National Wildlife Refuge System. Over 70 of those are in the Northeast Region. Join in the birthday celebration!

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Published on: Friday, March 14,2014

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