Law Enforcement


"Through education and enforcement we protect our employees, volunteers, and visitors; safeguard the public’s investment in facilities and equipment; and protect the integrity of the habitat and the wildlife resources of the National trust resource which is the 150 million acre National Wildlife Refuge System.” - mission statement of National Wildlife Refuge System Law Enforcement program. 

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is actively patrolled by Federal Wildlife Officers. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations are applicable on refuge system lands and waters.Please see our Rules and Regulations page for more info.


Please report all suspicious activity or violations of the law to  
Federal Wildlife Officers by calling 1-800-307-5789.  


 Or the USFWS “Turn-in poachers” line at 1-844-NWR-TIPS (697-8477) or email NWR_TIPS@FWS.GOV. 

For wildlife crimes off the refuge, call the 
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission at 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).