The National Wildlife Refuge System
The National Wildlife Refuge System has now grown to more than 566 Refuges (and counting) covering more than 150 million acres of land and water across the US and territories. The system is managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, part of the US Department of the Interior. Jim Kurth is the acting FWS director since January 20, 2017.
Administration is divided among eight regions plus the National HQ in Washington, DC (Region 9). The Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex lies in Region 4, with the Regional HQ in Atlanta.
The FWS emblem symbolizes the service's dedication to managing our nation's wild creatures, both above and below the surface.
The official symbol of the System is the Blue Goose, which can be seen on refuge signs everywhere. The Blue Goose was designed by Jay. N. "Ding" Darling, legendary cartoonist and important architect of the early refuge system.
Check out this link for a brief description of the history, function and resources of the NWRS,
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