Refuge Closed to Public


Green Cay NWR is closed to the public. Public visitation is prohibited because of the threat it could pose to the highly endangered, vulnerable St. Croix ground lizard. Thus no visitor services are provided. However, staff does maintain a website for the refuge as well as provide off-refuge educational and outreach services. In addition, staff works to educate nearby resorts and hotels concerning the prohibition on landing at Green Cay and the reasons for this ban on visits to the refuge.

The refuge also maintains useful contacts with local outdoor equipment concessionaires, who provide valuable information on what they observe occurring on the island. In terms of education and outreach, staff also conducts occasional off-refuge presentations about Green Cay, the St. Croix ground lizard, control of invasive species like the rat, and habitat restoration efforts.