The refuge offers local communities and travelers the opportunity to experience nature through an interconnected trail network, a driving loop and unique visitor facilities.
Location and Contact Information
Ridgefield NWR was established in 1965 to provide wintering habitat for the dusky subspecies of the Canada goose who’s habitat is extremely limited. Since then smaller pieces of land have been added to create what is now Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.
What We Do
Wildlife conservation is at the heart of the National Wildlife Refuge System. It drives everything we do from projects and research to the recreational activities offered. Using conservation best practices, the Refuge System manages Service lands and waters to help ensure the survival of native wildlife species.
Everyone plays a part in the health of our communities. You may be interested in working to create better homes for native wildlife. Or perhaps you want to help others learn about and enjoy the outdoors. There are many ways to get involved that work with your interests.