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.


  • Refuge Gallery

    Field Notes

    See the latest activities, events, and conservation work of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

    Field Notes

  • Rusty Patch Bee

    Rusty Patch Bumble Bee

    The endangered rusty patch bumble bee has been found on the Tamarac Wetland Management District!

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  • Duck Stamp

    It's Not Just For Ducks

    98% of the proceeds from the Duck Stamp supports the purchase of acres of wetlands for wildlife habitat.

    Buy a stamp

  • RingNecked

    Partners for Wildlife

    The future of the nation's fish and wildlife depends on private landowners.

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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.

Learn more about the NWRS