Features

Fire Plan Promo

Prescribed Burn at Mashpee NWR

This spring, we are planning to conduct prescribed burning at the refuge. Please read the full press release for more information.

Prescribed Burn Press Release

Around the Refuge

Ekip Passes

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Every Kid in the Park Passes can be purchased only at Great Meadows NWR or Assabet River NWR in Sudbury, MA

New England Cottontail

New England cottontail - USFWS.

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

Osprey Nest

Osprey in flight - USFWS.

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
What's Happening

Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge Approved!

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.

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About the Complex

Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
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.

Learn more about the NWRS