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Comment Period Has Closed for Draft Great Thicket Land Protection Plan

April 04, 2016

In response to decreasing wildlife populations, conservationists have called for more protected and managed shrublands. To address this, the Service worked with partners to propose the Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge. A draft environmental assessment was distributed for public review and comment. The comment period has now closed.

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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

  • Temporary Closure at Great Bay NWR

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    Due to the ongoing reconstruction of the Great Bay NWR entrance road and parking area, the refuge will be closed until further notice. We hope to have the refuge re-opened no later than November 1st. We will provide updates here as warranted. Thank you.

  • 2016 Great Bay Deer Hunt

    This year's deer hunt will occur on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13. Download the application and information memo below.

    2016 Deer Hunt Info & Application
  • Free Public Programs!


    Sign up for FREE ranger-led tours of the Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge. To see the latest monthly schedule, clink on the link below.

    Free Programs in October, 2016
  • Visitor Activities

    Peverly Pond Trail - Matt Poole/USFWS.

    There are activities for the whole family year-round at Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge including wildlife observation, photography and hunting. Visit our Visitor Activities page to learn more about the refuge and our nature trails.

    Great Bay NWR Fact Sheet
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Salt marsh - Matt Poole/USFWS.
Last Updated: Jul 29, 2016
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