More About MidwayNowhere in the National Wildlife Refuge System are the lives of wildlife and human residents so intertwined on a daily basis. It is, in many respects, a little city, with all the structures, utilities, and types of equipment an infrastructure to support a resident human community along with the operation and management of Henderson Airfield as an emergency runway. When Midway was operated as a Naval Air Facility it supported at one time more than 5,000 residents. While the current resident population is approximately 40, much of the original infrastructure still exists. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff, volunteer and contractors live on Midway to support the recovery and integrity of wildlife habitat and species while balancing their own human impact on the land and seascape and protecting historical resources.
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2016