What's HappeningApril 04, 2016
In response to decreasing wildlife populations, conservationists have called for more protected and managed shrublands. To address this, the Service worked with partners to propose the Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge. A draft environmental assessment was distributed for public review and comment. The comment period has now closed.Learn more
About the Complex
The refuge totals 242 acres on the coast of Rhode Island.
Sachuest Point is managed as part of the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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About the NWRS
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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Around the Refuge
Join USFWS Volunteer, Alyssa Grayson, this summer to learn about coyotes, dinosaurs, pollinators, and more.Summer Program Schedule
The preparation work for undergrounding of power and communication lines along Sachuest Point Road in Middletown will start again June 27 for the next four weeks. While the road-side work will be confined to that portion of the road south of the Town campground to the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge to avoid summer beach traffic, weekday intermittent lane closures will impact those trying to reach the Refuge.For more details, read the news release
If you have been by the Maidford River lately, you will notice some changes. Find answers to your questions and learn how we are working to restore habitat at Sachuest Point NWR.Understanding the Maidford River Channel
Numbers of native New England cottontails are decreasing because of habitat loss and competition from the introduced eastern cottontail. the eastern cottontail adapts more easily to residential and disturbed habitats than does the New England cottontail, who prefers very dense shrublands.
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Last Updated: Jul 26, 2016