Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


Features

  • Farallon Image

    South Farallon Islands Final EIS

    Availability of the final EIS for a project to eradicate invasive, introduced house mice on the South Farallon Islands

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  • Cassin's Auklet Chick in Hand Promo

    New Nesting Box Design Saves Seabirds

    Warming temperatures spur creative solutions to help Cassin's auklets.

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  • Common Murres on Rock

    Refuge Photo Gallery

    Farallon National Wildlife Refuge is renown for its species diversity and in a compact area. See photos from the islands.

    Go to the photo gallery

  • Overview of Farallon Islands

    Web Cam

    California Academy of Sciences host a web cam on Farallon NWR. Take a virtual tour of this refuge that is closed to the public.

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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.

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