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.


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Mountain Bogs Expansion Draft Documents

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Draft Land Protection Plan with the Draft Environmental Assessment and Fact Sheet.

Mountain Bogs NWR Proposed Expansion

Focused Approach to Conservation

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Learn about the Service’s strategy for conserving bogs through Mountain Bogs NWR.

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Partnership Based

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Conserving Southern Appalachian bogs is a team effort. Learn more about some of key partners.

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Learning Experience

Plants and animals of Southern Appalachian bogs

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Learn about Southern Appalachian bogs and the rare plants and animals found there.

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About the Complex

Piedmont Complex

Mountain Bogs National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Piedmont Complex.

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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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