National Wildlife Refuge Association
Founded in 1975, The National Wildlife Refuge Association is the only nonprofit exclusively focused on advancing the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Refuge Association has a unique niche as the leading partner of the Refuge System, with specialized expertise in advocacy, constituency-building, and on-the-ground conservation to advance the mission of the Refuge System.
Our Mission is to conserve America's wildlife heritage for future generations through strategic programs that protect and enhance the National Wildlife Refuge System and the landscapes beyond its boundaries.
With over 40 years of history as a partner to the Refuge System, the National Wildlife Refuge Association provides expertise and capacity to support Refuge System goals while enjoying the flexibility to shift gears quickly to tackle issues the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may not have the capacity to address.