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Refuge Complex

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Okefenokee Complex, along with Banks Lake. 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.

The refuge complex headquarters is located at:

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge  

2700 Suwannee Canal Dr.
Folkston, GA 31537
912-496-7836
912-496-3332 fax
okefenokee@fws.gov 

Last Updated: Apr 21, 2014
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