Tybee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Wildlife and Habitat Management

Least tern chicks. Credit: Jonas Jordan, USFWS

Least tern chicks. Credit: Jonas Jordan, USFWS

Refuge Objectives: -- These are the underlying management goals for the refuge.

  • Tybee was established by executive order to "effectuate further the purposes of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act". The refuge is primarily managed for the benefit of nesting shorebirds.
  • Stated objectives of the refuge only dictate basic ownership and protection. Due to its small size, limited habitat and inadequate funding, Tybee NWR is closed to the public.

Management Tools: -- These are the tools refuge staff use to accomplish these goals.

  • Law enforcement
  • Education/Interpretation


Last updated: April 20, 2009