Wildlife Refuges
Conserving the Nature of America in the Southwest Region
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Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge at sunset. Photo by Ryan Hagerty
National Wildlife Refuge News & Stories
Ranger Garza teaches a girl proper form for archery A biologist bands a duck with a yellow ID band. Photo Credit: Shannon Thompkins/Houston Chronicle

Bison on the prairie at Wichita Mountains. Photo credit: S Johnson

 

Beating the Summertime Blues
Staff at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge help local youth take aim at summertime blues

   

Geotracking Mottled Ducks
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge uses technology to study waterfowl

   

Home on the Range
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge offers an array of outdoor recreation sure to delight everyone

 
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The National Wildlife Refuge System is a unique system of lands dedicated to preserving a rich quality of life for Americans by protecting their wildlife heritage. In the Southwest, national wildlife refuges protect some of the most varied wildlife and spectacular landscapes found anywhere in the world. From subtropical shrub ecosystems to saguaro-studded deserts--all are filled with an unparalleled richness and abundance of life. Some of the wonders of southwestern refuges include the complex and beautiful Sonoran Desert in Arizona, Texas coastal marshes that host massive flocks of waterfowl every winter, strange creatures found only in the sinkholes of New Mexico, and Oklahoma caves that are home to endangered bats.

Hover over each point for refuge name, click for refuge website or use the menu to the right. Your Outdoor Adventure

Intense concentrations of wildlife, endless landscapes, and abundant outdoor recreation all await you on your national wildlife refuges here in the Southwest. No matter the season, you can always find something interesting and fun on a refuge. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Valle de Oro National Wildlife RefugeMaxwell National Wildlife RefugeSevilleta National Wildlife RefugeSan Andres National Wildlife RefugeBitter Lake National Wildlife RefugeGrulla National Wildlife RefugeLas Vegas National Wildlife RefugeRio Mora National Wildlife RefugeSan Bernardino National Wildlife RefugeLeslie Canyon National Wildlife RefugeBuenos Aires National Wildlife RefugeCabeza Prieta National Wildlife RefugeKofa National Wildlife RefugeImperial National Wildlife RefugeCibola National Wildlife RefugeBill Williams River National Wildlife RefugeOptima National Wildlife RefugeSalt Plains National Wildlife RefugeWashita National Wildlife RefugeWichita Mountains Wildlife RefugeDeep Fork National Wildlife RefugeTishomingo National Wildlife RefugeSequoyah National Wildlife RefugeOzark Plateau National Wildlife RefugeMuleshoe National Wildlife RefugeBuffalo Lake National Wildlife RefugeHagerman National Wildlife RefugeLittle River National Wildlife RefugeHavasu National Wildlife RefugeCaddo Lake National Wildlife RefugeLittle Sandy National Wildlife RefugeBalcones Canyonlands National Wildlife RefugeTrinity River National Wildlife RefugeAttwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife RefugeLaguna Atascosa National Wildlife RefugeLower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife RefugeSanta Ana National Wildlife RefugeAransas National Wildlife RefugeBig Boggy National Wildlife RefugeSan Bernard National Wildlife RefugeBrazoria National Wildlife RefugeTexas Point National Wildlife RefugeMcFaddin National Wildlife Refuge Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge Moody National Wildlife Refuge Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

Direct Links to Refuges throughout the Southwest Region

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Last updated: February 22, 2019