• Refuge Gallery

    Field Notes

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

    Field Notes

  • Festival of Birds

    Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds

    Join us for the Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds May 19-22, 2016. Birdwatching tours, workshops, presentations and more!

    Learn More

  • 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

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