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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
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  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


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Mountain Bogs Expansion Draft Documents

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Draft Land Protection Plan with the Draft Environmental Assessment and Fact Sheet.

Mountain Bogs NWR Proposed Expansion

Focused Approach to Conservation

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Learn about the Service’s strategy for conserving bogs through Mountain Bogs NWR.

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Partnership Based

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Conserving Southern Appalachian bogs is a team effort. Learn more about some of key partners.

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Learning Experience

Plants and animals of Southern Appalachian bogs

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Learn about Southern Appalachian bogs and the rare plants and animals found there.

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About the Complex

Piedmont Complex

Mountain Bogs National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Piedmont Complex.

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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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