What We Do

We actively manage the landscape to remove invasive plants and simulate natural ecosystem events. Through tools such as prescribed fire, cooperative grazing, moist soil management, and carefully managed water hydrology, our team strives to ensure the healthiest and productive habitat for migrating birds. Wildlife conservation is at the heart of the refuge system. It drives everything we do from our purpose and mission, to the recreational activities we offer, to the resource management tools we use. Selecting the right tools helps us ensure the survival of local plants and animals and helps fulfill the purpose of the refuge. 

Our Projects and Research

Law Enforcement

Federal law enforcement officers ensure the safety of the public and the protection of natural resources. They address illegal activities, including poaching, taking of endangered species, dumping of trash, illegal operation of all terrain vehicles, trespassing and more.  
To report a violation on Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge from Monday through Friday from 8am - 4pm, please call (409) 267-3337. 

In case of emergency, please call 911.  
For injured wildlife, please contact a qualified wildlife rehabilitation facility near you

Laws and Regulations

This is where you can enjoy wildlife-related activities, including wildlife watching, hiking, fishing, and photography. Free of charge, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge is open seven days a week from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted. We welcome you to enjoy your public lands and admire the wonders of the natural environment with us, and we thank you for being safe and respectful to the wildlife and fellow visitors.