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Wildlife and Habitat

Sandpiper - USFWS.

There are a variety of wildlife viewing opportunities throughout the year at Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more on our Wildlife & Habitat page.

Wildlife & Habitat

About the Complex

Moosehorn Complex

Aroostook is a sister refuge to Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge.

Aroostook is managed as part of the Moosehorn Complex.

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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.

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Around the Refuge

  • Visitor Activities

    Birder - USFWS.

    There are visitor activities year-round at Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge including wildlife viewing, cross-country skiing, canoeing and kayaking, environmental education and photography. Visit our Visitor Activities page to learn more.

    Visitor Activities
  • Public Events

    Owl Outing

    There are events for the whole family year-round at Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge. Check out our calendar for a list of upcoming events

    Upcoming Events
  • Get Involved

    Building a kiosk

    Volunteers are important to the work we do at Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteer opportunities include leading tours and providing educational activities for school groups, staffing the nature store, conducting wildlife surveys and removing invasive species. Learn more on our Get Involved page.

    Get Involved
  • Know Before You Go

    Welcome sign at the refuge - USFWS.

    Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge is open year-round from one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset, seven days a week. Parts of the refuge are designated as a wildlife sanctuary and are closed to the public. Check out our Plan Your Visit page to learn more.

    Plan Your Visit
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2014
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