Santee National Wildlife Refuge works with many partners to accomplish the mission of the refuge, the National Wildlife Refuge System, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is "working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people." This mission could not be accomplished without partners at the national, regional, and local levels.
Organizations like the National Wildlife Refuge Association and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are wonderful partners that work with refuges at the national level.
Santee has worked with many partners throughout the state and locally. Thanks to all of our partners for helping to get the job done of helping wildlife and their habitats.
Santee Cooper Country
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
With bright blue, green, and red plumage, the breeding male Painted Bunting is one of North America's most gaudily colorful songbirds.