Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining 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


  • Refuge Gallery

    Field Notes

    See the latest activities, events, and conservation work of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

    Field Notes

  • Rusty Patch Bee

    Rusty Patch Bumble Bee

    The endangered rusty patch bumble bee has been found on the Tamarac Wetland Management District!

    Learn More

  • Duck Stamp

    It's Not Just For Ducks

    98% of the proceeds from the Duck Stamp supports the purchase of acres of wetlands for wildlife habitat.

    Buy a stamp

  • RingNecked

    Partners for Wildlife

    The future of the nation's fish and wildlife depends on private landowners.

    Learn More

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