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

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


Features

  • Litchfield WMD 2017 Staff Photo

    Litchfield WMD Staff

    If you haven't met the staff here at Litchfield WMD, we're here to help you getting to know your public lands! Stop in and see us!!

    Litchfield WMD Staff 2017

  • Rusty-patched bumble bee

    New Endangered Species

    The Rusty Patched Bumble Bee is now on the Endangered species list. Bees provide amazing pollination services that benefit us in many ways!

    USFWS: Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

  • Winter Cardinal

    Surviving The Winter Months

    Different wildlife species have developed survival strategies over time. They include migration, hibernation, torpor, and more!

    Surviving the Winter Months

  • monarch_caterpillar

    Have Monarchs Arrived at Your House?

    Keep your eyes peeled. A great citizen science project tracks monarchs moving north. Report when you see the first butterfly, egg or larva.

    Track their progress.

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.

Learn more about the NWRS