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    La Sal Del Rey

    Views of crystal-covered shores and a hypersaline lake that sits over a four million ton salt dome. Great opportunities to enjoy wildlife.

    The King's Salt...

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    Refuge Gallery

    Biodiversity makes for great wildlife watching and a fun outdoor experience. Get out and enjoy the refuge.

    Enjoy, explore, learn!

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    Boca Chica Beach

    Enjoy a walk on the beach. Look for sea turtles in the surf and peregrine falcons flying overhead.

    Where the Rio Grande Empties Into the Gulf

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    Where Nature Meets History!

    Set within this historic community is a chance to see white-collared seedeaters, red-billed pigeons, Audubon's orioles and more.

    Roma Bluffs World Birding Center


Protecting & Restoring Biodiversity


The most southern tip of Texas is one of the most biologically diverse regions in North America. Protecting and restoring the native trees and plants is a management priority, as is connecting and protecting habitat to create a wildlife corridor.

Managing for Wildlife

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.

Learn more about the NWRS  

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  • Rio Reforestation 2016

    Join the fun and help plant trees, shrubs and wildflowers for the benefit of wildlife. The habitat you help restore will become important to wildlife that will use it to rest, nest, feed and raise their young. Bring your friends, family, a shovel and do your part at Rio Reforestation 2016!

    Saturday, October 15, 2016
  • History


    On the coastal prairie along the banks of the winding Rio Grande is the scene of the last land battle of the Civil War, a battle fought and won by the South one month after the war ended with Lee's surrender at Appomattox.

    The Battle of Palmito Ranch
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2015
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