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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
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  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Interests

Habitat Management Plan

Butterfly photo

The Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge Habitat Management Plan provides a long-term vision and specific guidance on managing habitats for the resources of concern at Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge, to facilitate continuity in management programs.

Habitat Management Plan

Hunting

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Hunting is a popular activity on the refuge. Permits are available at the refuge office and many local outfitters and outdoors stores. For further information . . .

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Refuge brochure

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Following creation of the refuge in 2003, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service instituted a prescribed burning program to ensure this remnant of a once vast forest type remained for future generations to enjoy.

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Photography on the refuge

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Perhaps the fastest growing activity on national wildlife refuges in the past ten years has been wildlife photography. You don’t need to purchase expensive equipment or have any experience to get started.

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About the Complex

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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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.

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