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.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick

Around the Refuge

Maintenance Worker Hiring Opportunity!

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently recruiting to fill full-time Maintenance Worker positions throughout the country! Three of these positions will be headquartered at Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Newington, NH. The application period ends on April 29, 2021. Click on the link below for additional details.

Maintenance Worker Recruitment Flyer

Becoming a Piping Plover Lover!

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Looking for something fun AND educational to do with your kids while at home? Why not help them explore the fascinating world of the piping plover? We've assembled some cool resources to help you do just that! Click on the link below.

Piping Plover Learning Activities

Refuge News & Publications

Want to read our latest press releases or download a refuge brochure, map, fact sheet or other publication? If so, click on the link below.

Publications Downloads Page
Free Public Programs

Free Public Programs

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Click on the link below for a listing of upcoming online programs and events.

Free Online Programs in April and May

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.

Learn more about the NWRS