Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Quick Facts

Refuge Facts

  • Established: 2003
  • Acres: 9,016
  • Formerly part of Fort McClellan military training base
  • First mountain national wildlife refuge in southeastern U.S.
  • Contains the third highest mountain ridge in Alabama

Natural History

  • Only remaining stands of old growth mountain longleaf pine forest
  • Best remaining fire maintained mountain longleaf pine forest
  • Unique inland extension (Northeast Alabama and Northwest Georgia) of longleaf pine forest into the mountain provinces
  • Southern extension of Appalachian Mountains
  • Large tracts of unfragmented forest

Financial Impact of Refuge

  • Two person staff
  • $250,000 annual budget

Refuge Objectives

  • To preserve and enhance the natural mountain longleaf pine ecosystem
  • To help perpetuate the neotropical migratory bird resource
  • To preserve a natural diversity and abundance of native fauna and flora, with special emphasis on the Red-cockaded woodpecker and other endangered species.
  • To provide compatible, wildlife dependent recreational opportunities such as hunting, wildlife observation and photography, and environmental education and interpretation.

Management Tools

  • Prescribed burning
  • Partnerships

Map of Mountain Longleaf NWR

Hyperlink to Location Map

Contact Information

  • Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge
    PO Box 5087
    664 Powers Avenue
    Suite 200
    Anniston, AL 36205

    Phone:  (256) 848-6833
    Fax:  (256) 848-5517

Refuge Hours

  • Approximatley 3,000 acres of the refuge is currently open for compatible uses during daylight hours. The remaining 6,000 acres will open once clean-up of environmental contaminants is complete.

Office Hours

  • The refuge office is open Mondays – Fridays from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. The office is located in the Army Garrison Transition Force (Bldg. 215), which is a secured and locked building. Please call (256) 848-6833 before visiting the office.

Legislation Establishing of Mountain Longleaf NWR


Last updated: November 1, 2011