Wildlife & Habitat

Deer Drinking from River

Initially established to protect migratory birds, the wildlife and habitat of Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge is quite diverse.

  • Habitat

    Dunes in Bloom

    Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge supports several different types of plant communities that are typical of coastal dunes, salt marshes, and riparian.

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  • Wildlife

    Snowy Plover

    The highly productive wetland and marine habitats is the reason for the diverse wildlife found on the refuge.  In addition to migratory birds, deer, lizards, and butterflies depend on healthy habitats to survive.

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