Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries will remain open to the public. Visitor Centers and other facilities, however, may be closed. Scheduled events may be cancelled. Please follow public health guidelines and avoid congregating. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page and call for local conditions.

Features

  • Public Health Precaution

    The St. Croix WMD Office is temporarily closed to the public for the safety of staff and visitors. WPAs remain open for public use.

  • General and Hunting Regulations on WPAs

    Regulations

    Regulations

  • Monarch Butterfly Garden Planting Guide

    Three step planting guide

    Monarch

  • Monarch Butterflies at a Sanctuary in Mexico

    Overwintering in Mexico

    The migrating monarchs began to arrive at Mexican butterfly sanctuaries on October 31. They will start there return in February or March.

    Report Your Sightings

  • We Encourage Lead Free Ammunition

    It only takes a small amount of lead to make an eagle sick. Do your part by making the switch to lead free ammunition.

    Lead Free

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