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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.
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After a series of heavy rain events around Halloween, some refuges in east Texas are experiencing full or partial closures due to flooding and storm damage and to ensure public safety.
Trinity River and Anahuac National are closed in some areas and have had to cancel hunting in some cases.
If you are planning to visit a refuge in the affected area, please call ahead to determine status of public access. Contact information for individual refuges can be found by clicking on the map to the left.
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