Reporting Injured Seals
If you believe you've seen an injured seal, please keep a safe distance and report it. Visit our Law Enforcement page for contact information and tips for callers.Law Enforcement
About the Complex
The complex is comprised of eight refuges.
Nantucket 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.
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Around the Refuge
The final comprehensive conservation plan, or CCP, is complete for Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge. Visit our Conservation page to download the CCP, read some frequently asked questions about the plan, and view our latest newsletter.Conservation
Every Kid in the Park Passes can be purchased only at Great Meadows NWR or Assabet River NWR in Sudbury, MA
Why would a rabbit, the epitome of prolific breeding, be considered for protection under the Endangered Species Act? Today, this rabbit's range has shrunk by about 86 percent. Its numbers are so greatly diminished that it can no longer be found in Vermont and has been reduced to only five smaller populations throughout its historic range.New England Cottontail
The federally threatened piping plover lives the majority of its life on open sandy beaches or rocky shores, often in high, dry sections away from water. They can be found on the Atlantic coast of the U.S. and Canada on the ocean or bay beaches and on the lakeshores.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Sunset over lighthouse - Amanda Boyd/USFWS.
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2017