In the Community

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National Wildlife Refuges are good for communities. 


Nature Tourism: 
The refuge offers excellent opportunities to see and enjoy the wildlife of the Texas coast.  Visitors from across the United States come here hoping to get a glance of all species of rails and bitterns.  Others enjoy the many nature trails and scenic views.  The refuge promotes surrounding communities and encourages visitors to enjoy the many services and opportunities offered nearby.

Helpful Links:
 
National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (2011)  
Home Values of Proximity to National Wildlife Refuges (2012)