The National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA) is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was been working for over 35 years to protect America’s wildlife heritage by engaging Friend groups to generate support for wildlife conservation through the protection and perpetuation of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

This work is only possible with generous support from foundations, companies, and individuals. Sponsors of Refuge Friends Connect recognize and support the valuable work Friends are doing to raise awareness of conservation and protection, fundraising, education, and community engagement to support the National Wildlife Refuge System and to ensure a future for wildlife across America.





NWRA’s Board of Directors recognizes and values Refuge Friends and the powerful voices they raise on behalf of their local refuges and the Refuge System. Numerous board members have made generous donations to support NWRA’s commitment to Friends.