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  • A beautiful salt marsh with palm and oak trees in the distance partially obscuring a white lighthouse
    Information icon A marsh at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Orville Allen, CC BY 2.0.

    Want to hunt a refuge? Fish a hatchery?

    November 7, 2019 | 8 minute read

    St. Marks, Florida — The slash pine forest is thick and overgrown, impenetrable due to walls of saw palmetto, gallberry and fetterbush. A hunter this season would more likely get lost in there than bag a whitetail. Next season, though, will be different. Dan Frisk, project leader for the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, stands by a deer stand used for the youth hunt each December on the refuge.  Learn more...

  • Eric S. Johnson named 2019 National Wildlife Refuge System Employee of the Year

    February 4, 2019 | 2 minute read

    Washington, D.C. — The National Wildlife Refuge Association has named Eric S. Johnson as our 2019 National Wildlife Refuge System Employee of the Year. Mr. Johnson is an Administrative Forester at the Central Arkansas National Wildlife Refuge Complex (NWRC) in Arkansas and has created first of their kind habitat management plans that will be used as a blueprint throughout the National Wildlife Refuge System. “Mr. Johnson goes above and beyond to provide the Arkansas National Wildlife Refuge Complex with valuable knowledge and technical experience to assist with conservation concerns,” said Geoffrey Haskett, President of the National Wildlife Refuge Association.  Learn more...

Gulf-Restoration

  • A large group of bright white pelicans each with an orange beak and webbed feet.
    Information icon American white pelicans are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. Photo by Woody Woodrow, USFWS.

    Our Responsibilities

    The Service has a mandate to protect, conserve and/or enhance certain species and land on behalf of the American people.  Learn more...

National-Wildlife-Refuges

  • A colorful sunrise on the water.
    Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge Sunrise. Photo by Keenan Adams, USFWS.

    Southeastern National Wildlife Refuges

    National wildlife refuges are places where many of our nation’s animals can find the habitat they need to survive.  Learn more...

  • A bright white lighthouse emerges over calm water and a mix of palm and oak trees.
    Lighthouse at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Steve Hillebrand, USFWS.

    What Can You do on a Refuge?

    Encompassing millions of acres throughout the United States, national wildlife refuges provide multiple opportunities for visitors to experience nature in many different ways.  Learn more...

  • A photo from space illustrating the proximity of Bayou Sauvage NWR to New Orleans.
    New Orleans from space; Bayou Sauvage NWR is located in the top right of the photograph. Photo from the International Space Station, NASA.

    Urban Initiative

    With 80% of Americans living in cities, how do we connect urban America with our wild places, such as national wildlife refuges?  Learn more...

  • A boy wearing a camouflage hat holds a shotgun ready to hunt waterfowl
    A boy waterfowl hunting. Photo by Tina Shaw, USFWS.

    Hunting on Southeastern Refuges

    Hunting is part of our American heritage and is a huge economic contributor to the conservation of our nation’s wildlife and habitats. We offer seasonal hunting opportunities on a variety of southeastern national wildlife refuges. You can hunt a range of species including white-tailed deer, waterfowl, turkey and even help control wild hogs.  Learn more...

  • A refuge law enforcement officer in uniform shows a child how to cast a rod.
    Zone Officer Butler teaching Cub Scouts how to fish at a summer camp in Brunswick, GA. Photo by USFWS.

    Fishing on Southeastern Refuges

    In addition to the conservation of wildlife and habitat, many national wildlife refuges offer a wide variety of quality fishing opportunities. Every year, about 7 million anglers visit national wildlife refuges, where they can find knowledgeable staff and thousands of volunteers.  Learn more...

News

Waterfowl

  • Two ducks with bright red heads swimming
    Information icon Redhead ducks at Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Clayton Ferrell, USFWS.

    Waterfowl in the Southeast Region

    Every year as winter descends and temperatures drop, waterfowl migrate from northern breeding grounds to the southeastern United States. This journey can be hazardous and physically demanding. Just like humans taking a long road trip, ducks, geese, swans, and other waterbirds need places to rest and refuel on their journey and throughout the winter months. During the winter, almost 9 million ducks and geese can be found in the southeast.  Learn more...

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