The refuge was established to protect migratory waterfowl and other migrant species and resident birds. That purpose has been expanded by the Endangered Species Act to include endangered and threatened species. A variety of management tools are used to protect and maintain wildlife and habitat.
Page Photo Credits Banded Semipalmated Plover, Photo Credit: Tom Blagden, Relocating Loggerhead Turtle Eggs Into a Hatchery, Photo Credit: Steve Hillebrand
Last Updated: Nov 13, 2015