- Why people joined the Board
- The relationship between Friends, an independent non-profit organization, and the Refuge, an agency of the federal government
- Roles and responsibilities of the Board members
- Opportunities for increasing Friends support for the mission and impact of the Refuge
On Monday, May 11, the five new Board members met on ZOOM with several current members for a short orientation. The discussion included:
The Refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Due to coronavirus concerns, the headquarters building is closed to visitors. However, staff are working as usual and the Refuge is open for appropriate recreational uses including boating, hiking, fishing, biking, and birding.
The Refuge Manager Andrew Gude can be reached by text or phone at 703.622.3896.
Hunting Information from the Refuge Manager
The print version of the 2020-2021 Hunt Regulations Brochure is now available. For a digital version,
click on the photo below. A current LSNWR Hunt Brochure, signed by the hunter, must be in his or her possession when hunting. The brochure includes websites to obtain hunting permits and required harvest reports.
For a Summary of the 2020-2021
Hunt Season Schedule,
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