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

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


Features

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    Friends of Seal Beach NWR

    A 501(c)3 non-profit organization that engages the community with the wildlife refuge. Join them today!

    Friends of Seal Beach homepage

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    Preparing for Sea Level Rise

    The Service is preparing a cutting-edge project to combat sea-level rise and provide habitat for the endangered light-footed Ridgway's rail.

    Thin-layer Salt Marsh Sediment Augmentation Pilot Project

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    Refuge photo gallery

    The diverse habitats on the Refuge supports an amazing array of species. See just a few select photos here...

    Seal Beach Wildlife

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