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Managing Fire

Information icon Monitoring a controlled burn at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. (Photo: Jeff Adams/USFWS)

Fire, managed wisely, is an important conservation tool. Some plants and animals can’t live without it. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uses prescribed fire to restore wildlife habitat at national wildlife refuges. In the process, the Service makes nearby homes and businesses safer by reducing the risk of destructive wildfire. Read our story.

Find a Refuge

A map of the continental United States with dots representing hundreds of National Wildlife Refuges
Explore our interactive map to discover wildife refuges near your home or travel destination. Search by Zip Code, state or refuge name.

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A black bear in a flowery meadow
Information icon American black bear at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Maine. (Photo: Keith Ramos/USFWS)