About the Complex

SDNWR Complex Headquarters panoramic photo

Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge 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.

The Refuge Complex headquarters is located at 1080 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista, California 91910. It is also in the same location as the Living Coast Discovery Center.  

 San Diego Refuges map 2014


Other refuges we manage include: 

San Diego Bay NWR

San Diego NWR 

Seal Beach NWR