National Wildlife Refuge System Quiz Answers


1. Kīlauea Point NWR, Hawaii    
2. Oyster Bay NWR, New York
3. Fern Cave NWR, Alabama
4. Rachel Carson NWR, Maine. Rachel Carson was a world –renowned marine biologist, author, and environmentalist and served as aquatic biologist and editor in chief for U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Julia Butler Hansen NWR for the Columbian White Tailed Deer, Washington. Julia Butler Hansen was the 2nd woman elected to congress
Elizabeth A. Morton NWR, New York. This refuge was the first one named after a woman. Elizabeth Morton donated 187 acres for preservation.
Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck NWR, Virginia. This refuge was the first national wildlife refuge created to protect the bald eagle. Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck was a local environmental activist and spearheaded grassroots movement to protect habitat on the peninsula.
5. Koyukuk NWR, Alaska. Nogahabara Sand Dunes dunes are wind-blown deposits of sand that originated in glaciated areas to the northwest and were deposited in the periglacial Koyukuk area.
6. Antioch Dunes NWR, California. The refuge protects the endangered Lange’s metalmark butterfly, Contra Costa goldfield and Antioch dunes evening primrose.
7. New Mexico
8. b. Gray wolf
9. Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR, Mississippi 
10. American woodcock
11. The American pronghorn can run up to 55 mph.
12. Cabeza Prieta NWR, Arizona 
13. Chincoteague NWR, Virginia 
14. Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto Rivers
15. Guam NWR,  Guam. The snake was introduced after WWII. By the late 1980s, the brown tree snake caused the extirpation of 12 bird species from Guam.
16. White-headed woodpecker
17. Crystal River NWR, Florida 
18. Wapack NWR, New Hampshire 
19. a. Kankakee NWR and Conservation Area in Illinois, named after Friends of the Kankakee
20. Ducks
21. Bald Knob NWR, Arkansas 
22. Quivira NWR, Kansas. Subterranean salt deposits are near enough to the surface to create a salt marsh.
23. McNary NWR, Washington 
24. Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR, Texas 
25. John W. and Louise Seier NWR 
26. Breton NWR, Louisiana 
27. b. Okefenoke NWR, Georgia 
28. Patuxent Research Refuge, Maryland 
29. Chickasaw NWR, Tennessee 
30. Fender’s blue butterfly
31. Bear River NWR, Utah 
32. Wichita NWR, Oklahoma 
33. Ohio River Islands NWR, West Virginia 
34. Alligator NWR, North Carolina. As of 2017, more than 50 red wolves are in native habitats in eastern North Carolina.
35. John H. Chafee NWR, Rhode Island 
36. San Pablo Bay NWR, California 
37. Blackwater NWR, Maryland 
38. c. Huron NWR, Michigan 
39. Lake Llo NWR, North Dakota. Stone artifacts were discovered in the lake bed when Lake Ilo was lowered to repair the dam.
40. Yukon Delta NWR, Alaska. Thirty-five villages and nearly 25,000 Yup'ik and Cup’ik Eskimo people make these vast treeless plains and rocky coasts their home
41. c. Havasu NWR, Arizona/California 
42. Benton Lake NWR, Montana 
43. Aransas NWR, Texas 
44. Grays Lake NWR, Idaho 
45. Driftless Area NWR, Iowa/Wisconsin 
46. a. Fish
47. Stewart B. McKinney NWR, Connecticut 
48. Vieques NWR, Puerto Rico 
49. J.N. Ding Darling NWR, Florida 
50. Kentucky has one NWR – Clarks River NWR 
51. North Dakota with 71
52. Panther Swamp NWR, Mississippi 
53. Bitter Creek NWR, Hopper Mountain NWR, and Blue Ridge NWR
54. Desert NWR, Nevada 
55. Red Rock Lakes NWR, Montana 
56. c. Laguna Atascosa NWR, Texas has documented 417 species of birds. 
57. Waubay NWR, South Dakota 
58. Whittlesey Creek NWR, Wisconsin 
59. Bogue Chitto NWR, Mississippi 
60. Grand Bay NWR, Alabama/Mississippi 
61. Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge 
62. b. Loess Bluffs NWR, Missouri 
63. c. Malheur NWR in Oregon 
64. b. Hagerman NWR, Texas. Lake Texoma was created as a dam project by the Army Corps of Engineers, flooding out the town of Hagerman.
65. Seedskadee NWR, Wyoming 
66. Sonny Bono Salton Sea NWR, California 
67. Merced NWR, California 
68. Cat Island NWR, Louisiana 
69. Purple Martin
70. Hobe Sound NWR, Florida. The Hobe Sound Nature Center offers sea turtle night walks March-October.
71. Erie NWR, Pennsylvania 
72. Great Bay NWR, New Hampshire 
73. a. Lower Klamath NWR, Oregon/Callifornia 
74. Izembek NWR, Alaska. Virtually entire population of Black Brant nest there and adjacent state game refuge.
75. Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Colorado 
76. Big Oaks NWR, Indiana 
77. Dale Bumpers White River NWR, Arkansas 
78. Blackbeard Island NWR, Georgia 
79. Cape May NWR, New Jersey 
80. San Luis NWR, California 
81. Keālia Pond NWR, Hawaii 
82. Shawangunk Grasslands NWR, New York
83. Sevilleta NWR, New Mexico 
84. Ruby Lake NWR, Nevada 
85. Rice Lake NWR, Minnesota 
86. Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama 
87. West Sister Island NWR, Ohio 
88. Mackay Island NWR, North Carolina 
89. Sunkhaze Meadows NWR, Maine. Sunkhaze Meadows also has the 2nd largest peatland in Maine
90. Buenos Aires NWR, Arizona 
91. Charles M. Russell NWR, Montana 
92. Monomoy NWR, Massachusetts 
93. Oregon Islands NWR, Oregon 
94. Archie Carr NWR, Florida 
95. c. 1937
96. Felsenthal NWR, Arkansas 
97. Pocosin Lakes NWR, North Carolina 
98. Block Island NWR, Rhode Island 
99. Easter Shore of Virginia NWR, Virginia 
100. Bison at the National Bison Range, Montana