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Learn about the Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Red-cockaded woodpecker

The Red-cockaded Woodpecker (RCW), an endangered species, has first priority in refuge management on Piedmont. The RCW, a native bird of the southeastern forests, prefers mature, older age, open canopy pine stands with a low ground cover of grasses and forbs.

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Learn as a volunteer

Learn and volunteer 150W

Our volunteer program seeks to combine the interests of the volunteer with the work needed to be accomplished in order to achieve a productive partnership, one which will ensure the conservation of resources within the refuge.

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Things to do

Photography 150W

There are plenty of wildlife viewing and photography opportunities. Hunters, fishermen, bird watchers, hikers of all ages will find what they are looking for at Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge.

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About the Complex

Piedmont Complex

Piedmont 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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