Prescribed Fire


Controlled burns are a way of preventing wildfire and maintaining the habitat.

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Birds of the refuge

Wood Stork flying

A sampling of some of the birds that call St. Johns NWR home.

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St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge is not open to the public at this time. A special use permit is required for any authorized activity on the refuge.

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About the Complex

Merritt Island NWR Complex

St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Merritt Island NWR 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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