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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Features

Featured Stories

Search for the Black Legless Lizard

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One former manager described this species as "an oddity worthy of a freak show." Follow the journey of a former intern's search for this elusive species.

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Announcements

National Wildlife Refuge System Turns 115 Years Old

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The National Wildlife Refuge System will be 115 years old March 14! Take the ultimate challenge and test your knowledge about the national wildlife refuge system, and get inspiration for your next vacation.

Take the quiz on our sister refuge's (San Pablo Bay NWR) website.

About the Complex

San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the San Francisco Bay 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