About the Refuge

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Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge was established in December 2008 for the conservation of migratory birds and federal trust species, and the habitats they depend on. The lands and waters of the Cherry Valley have been widely recognized for their valuable natural resources. These include a diverse mosaic of wetland and upland habitats that support an unusually large number of federal trust species, including five federally listed threatened or endangered species. The Kittatinny Ridge (which flanks the south side of the valley) has been designated an Important Bird Area by the Pennsylvania Audubon Society, and is a well-known migration flyway that concentrates up to 20,000 migrating raptors and more than 140 bird species every fall. Large blocks of unfragmented forest along the ridge also serve as valuable breeding areas for interior-forest birds.

The refuge does not accept sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife. If you have encountered an animal in need of help in the Cherry Valley area, please contact the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center at:
1161 Cherry Drive,
Stroudsburg, PA 18360



Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge
2138 Croasdale Road
Stroudsburg, PA, 18360

E-mail : Jared Green (jared_green@fws.gov)