Come celebrate the anniversary of the nation's first National Wildlife Refuge

On March 14, 1903, President Teddy Roosevelt created the first national wildlife refuge at Pelican Island, Florida, to protect brown pelicans and other birds from extinction through plume hunting.

While our visitor centers are closed at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, visit and take a walk, bring a lunch and watch the Refuge creatures forage and eat while you eat yours.

The Refuge and its trails remain open from sunrise to sunset. Please avoid overcrowding the trails and maintain the social distancing guidelines while walking the trails.

If you are at home, sheltering in place, you can enjoy a live stream of the the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge via a newly restored, high-definition webcam on a lighthouse atop Southeast Farallon Island.

Located nearly 30 miles off the coast of San Francisco, Farallon Islands' craggy peaks and rocky shorelines host marine mammals and birds.