Click on a state to view a map displaying many of the refuges and wetland management districts in that state.
Please note that the state maps are for casual use and general interest only. They are not comprehensive, nor are they of GIS quality and detail. As of 9/30/08 (the Division of Realty's annual reporting date), there were 548 national wildlife refuges in all 50 states. Not all of them are open to the public. Rocky Flats in Colorado was established as the 548th National Wildlife Refuge on July 12, 2007, adding nearly 4,000 acres to the refuge system. There were 37 Wetland Management Districts in the Prairie Pothole region of the northern Great Plains.
The National Wildlife Refuge System manages over 96 million acres of land with often complex boundaries in overlapping states. Multiple state locations may or may not be displayed in these maps.
Total acreage for the NWRS as of 9/30/08 was 96,546,018 acres. This includes 548 national wildlife refuges, Waterfowl Production Areas in 206 counties and 49 Coordination Areas.
If you have need of geo-referenced map data, please use the following links:
Visit the NWRS's Division of Realty Web Site for detailed land data, or download the Annual Report of Lands Under Control of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (12.5 MB) in PDF format.
PDF map (3.5 MB) created by the NWRS Division of Realty showing the location of all refuges as of 9/30/07.
Use Adobe Acrobat Reader's zoom feature (magnifying glass) to enlarge sections of the map online. The map will print out legibly.
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