What's HappeningOctober 25, 2016
In October 2016, Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), and Wendi Weber, Northeast Regional Director of the Service, approved Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge (NWR)—a new refuge dedicated to managing shrubland habitat for wildlife in the Northeast. The Service can now start working with partners and willing-seller property owners to identify opportunities to acquire priority lands in fee simple or conservation easement within the designated focus areas of Great Thicket NWR.Learn more
About the Complex
The complex is comprised of eight refuges.
Mashpee is managed as part of the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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About the NWRS
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
Around the Refuge
Read the attached news release for information on the planned controlled burn this spring.Controlled Burn Notice Spring 2016
Every Kid in the Park Passes can be purchased only at Great Meadows NWR or Assabet River NWR in Sudbury, MA
The Service and our partners are always working to improve the chances of survival for the New England cottontail. Visit our Wildlife & Habitat page to learn more about the cottontail and to read the most recent updates on its progress.Wildlife & Habitat
The Friends of Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge recently repaired an osprey nest near your house! Learn more about ospreys, their nests and how you can get involved by viewing the notice below.Nest Repair Notice
Until the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service completes its comprehensive conservation plan for the refuge, all Service-owned lands are officially closed to public access.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2016