National Wildlife Refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings. There are a multitude of opportunities for recreation and experiences with wildlife at Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge.
Location and Contact Information
Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge was created to provide habitat for migratory birds, to demonstrate sound management practices that enhance natural resource conservation, and to provide wildlife-oriented recreation opportunities. In addition, the refuge supports a recovery population of the red-cockaded woodpecker.
What We Do
Wildlife conservation is at the heart of the National Wildlife Refuge System. It drives everything on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lands and waters managed within the Refuge System, from the purposes for which ais established to the recreational activities offered to the resource management tools used. Using conservation best practices, the Refuge System manages Service lands and waters to help ensure the survival of native wildlife species.
Rolling beds of deep, sandy soils provide the foundation for Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge, one of the last great vestiges of the longleaf pine ecosystem. The refuge also has habitats of streamside pocosins (translated “swamp on a hill”), open fields, hardwood ridges, wetlands and open water ponds. Home to the rare and the ordinary, this refuge typifies the unique biological diversity of the longleaf pine ecosystem.
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Master new skills. Meet new friends. Enjoy a sense of accomplishment from doing your part to further wildlife conservation for the pleasure of generations to follow through an internship or volunteering.