Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Features

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Milkweed Seeds On The Move

The seeds you see blowing today will be baby milkweed next spring, feeding another generation of monarchs. Photo by Judd Stanislawski

Milkweed Seeds On The Move

News

Check here for the 2018 Public Use Calendar!

Old Timbers Lake

Refuge schedule and other info in this section!

Refuge Calendar and Other Info

Conservation Planning

Henslow's Sparraow

Big Oaks begins planning process. Stay tuned for future public participation opportunities!

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Navigation Aid

Use this map!

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Check this out for a cool navigation aid while you are on the refuge! Link below goes to PDF file.

PDF MAPPER INFO

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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