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    Botanical Gem Has Surprises

    Research conducted on the refuge surprised even the most seasoned botanist as this understudied botanical gem revealed many surprises.

    Botanical Inventory

  • Aerial view of Hay Hollow Wash over San Bernardino Refuge / C. Lohrengel-USFWS

    Companion Refuge

    San Bernardino Refuge protects part of what has historically been the most extensive wetland in northwest Mexico and this Southwest region.

    Protecting the ciénega

  • Yaqui chub / W. Radke, USFWS

    Saving Endangered Yaqui Fish

    Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect habitat for the endangered Yaqui chub and Yaqui topminnow.

    Learn more

  • Lesser long nosed bat / W. Radke, USFWS

    Lesser long-nosed bat

    This endangered bat is about 3” long with a small noseleaf. They feed on nectar from night-blooming plants and are important pollinators.

    Pollinators Matter

  • Photo gallery images

    Photo Gallery

    Enjoy images of Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge’s landscape and the wildlife that call it home all or part of the year.

    Photo Gallery

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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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Page Photo Credits — Refuge scenic view / C. Lohrengel-USFWS, Photo Gallery images / W. Radke and C. Lohrengel-USFWS, Chiricahua leopard frog / W. Radke-USFWS, Aerial view over San Bernardino Refuge / C. Lohrengel-USFWS, Lesser long nosed bat / W. Radke-USFWS, Yaqui chub / W. Radke, USFWS, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2015
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