Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public.

For local conditions review the information on this website and call ahead.

If visiting one of our location, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and excercising good hygiene.

Features

  • Northern Harrier

    eBird Trail Tracker

    Discover what birds were recently seen at the refuge by using the eBird Trail Tracker

    eBird Trail Tracker

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    Refuge Gallery

    View images of Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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  • South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

    South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

    Get more information on the largest wetland restoration project on the west coast.

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    Tideline Newsletter

    Download the latest issue of the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex newsletter.

    Tideline Newsletter

What's Happening

Refuge Closures and Cancelled Events

Note the refuge closures and cancelled events as of March 12, 2020

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Bike the Levees in Alviso

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BIKE THE LEVEES IS BEING POSTPONED UNTIL SUMMER 2020.

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Check out the latest Sloughs News

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Learn how you can volunteer for the Refuge by downloading the latest Sloughs News!

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Spring Programs

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Join us for fun spring programs. We have programs in Fremont, Alviso and the West Bay. Sign up today!

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Announcements
About the Complex

San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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