Watercress Darter National Wildlife Refuge

What We Do

The refuge consists of pine-hardwood forest stands, and shrubs interspersed with ponds and limestone springs. Management efforts are primarily focused on protection and management of the endangered watercress darter and its critical habitat.

Law Enforcement

Protecting resources and people on our refuges is the fundamental responsibility of refuge officers. The mission of the Refuge Law Enforcement Program is to support the administration of the National Wildlife Refuge System through the management and protection of natural, historic and cultural resources, property, and people on lands and waters of our national wildlife refuges.