Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you do the following:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Features

  • Farallon Image

    South Farallon Islands Final EIS

    Availability of the final EIS for a project to eradicate invasive, introduced house mice on the South Farallon Islands

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  • Cassin's Auklet Chick in Hand Promo

    New Nesting Box Design Saves Seabirds

    Warming temperatures spur creative solutions to help Cassin's auklets.

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  • Common Murres on Rock

    Refuge Photo Gallery

    Farallon National Wildlife Refuge is renown for its species diversity and in a compact area. See photos from the islands.

    Go to the photo gallery

  • Overview of Farallon Islands

    Web Cam

    California Academy of Sciences host a web cam on Farallon NWR. Take a virtual tour of this refuge that is closed to the public.

    Go to the web cam now

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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