The National Wildlife Refuge System is the nation’s largest collection of public lands and waters conserved for fish and wildlife. Planning is essential to ensure that the Refuge System meets this conservation commitment.
National wildlife refuges are often small pieces of broad landscapes, but the Refuge System commitment and vision are not small. To be effective in confronting the challenges posed by climate change, invasive species, habitat fragmentation and development, the Refuge System must look beyond refuge boundaries to work and plan with multiple partners.
Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Pacific Islands, Washington
Region 2 (Southwest)
Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Region 3 (Midwest)
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin
Region 4 (Southeast)
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, New York, Vermont, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia
Region 6 (Mountain-Prairie)
Colorado, Kansas, Montana
Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
Region 7 (Alaska)
Region 8 (California Nevada Operations)
California, Nevada, Oregon (Klamath Basin)