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Earth Day

Information iconVolunteer helping restore a boardwalk at Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana. (Photo: Ian Shive/USFWS) 

As the world celebrates Earth Day, the National Wildlife Refuge System offers ways to celebrate, restore and conserve nature. Learn more here.

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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)