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About the Complex


"We cannot accomplish all that we need to do without working together."

Bill Richardson

Hatchie is managed as part of the West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex. A National Wildlife Refuge Complex is an administrative grouping of two or more refuges, wildlife management areas or other refuge conservation areas that are primarily managed from a central office location.  Refuges are grouped into a complex structure because they occur in a similar ecological region, such as a watershed or specific habitat type, and have a related purpose and management needs.  Typically, a project leader or complex manager oversees the general management of all refuges within the complex and refuge managers are responsible for operations at specific refuges. Supporting staff, composed of administrative, law enforcement, refuge manager, biological, fire, visitor services, and maintenance professionals, are centrally located and support all refuges within the complex.

Other refuges in the West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Complex include:  



The Refuge Complex headquarters is located at 309 North Church St., Dyersburg, TN 38024 





Last Updated: Jan 21, 2016
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