Theodore Roosevelt NWR is managed as part of the Theodore Roosevelt Complex. A National Wildlife Refuge Complex is an administrative grouping of two or more refuges, wildlife management areas or other refuge conservation areas that are primarily managed from a central office location. Refuges are grouped into a complex structure because they occur in a similar ecological region, such as a watershed or specific habitat type, and have a related purpose and management needs. Typically, a project leader or complex manager oversees the general management of all refuges within the complex and refuge managers are responsible for operations at specific refuges. Supporting staff, composed of administrative, law enforcement, refuge manager, biological, fire, visitor services, and maintenance professionals, are centrally located and support all refuges within the complex.
Other refuges in the Theodore Roosevelt Complex include: Yazoo NWR, Holt Collier NWR, Panther Swamp NWR, Morgan Brake NWR, Mathews Brake NWR, and Hillside NWR. The Refuge Complex headquarters is located at Panther Swamp NWR, 12595 MS Hwy 149, Yazoo City, MS 39194.
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Louisiana black bears are a subspecies of the American black bear and are currently listed as Threatened on the Endangered Species List. Once commonly found throughout Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, they now have an extremely limited range in Mississippi.