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Kern National Wildlife Refuge

Due Date: 2026-08-27T21:00:00.000Z
Is an administrative grouping of two or more refuges, wildlife management areas or other refuge conservation areas that are primarily managed from a central office location. Refuges are grouped into a complex structure because they occur in a similar ecological region, such as a watershed or specific habitat type, and have a related purpose and management needs. Typically, a project leader or complex manager oversees the general management of all refuges within the complex and refuge managers are responsible for operations at specific refuges. Supporting staff, composed of administrative, law enforcement, refuge manager, biological, fire, visitor services, and maintenance professionals, are centrally located and support all refuges within the complex. Ways to Get Involved From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources. More than 200 nonprofit Refuge Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges, whether they work with a single refuge, a refuge complex or an entire state. Friends members are crucial to conserving and protecting our nation’s wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow. More than 42,000 people volunteer their time and ideas each year to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Whether they work on the land, in a visitor center or with youth, they contribute to the conservation mission that reaches back more than a century. Become a volunteer or Refuge Friend to contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources. Kern National Wildlife Refuge has ongoing volunteer positions that involve biological surveys, habitat management, and invasive plant removal. Some positions offer free on site housing while all offer experiences that that you will always remember. For more information contact the Refuge at 661-725-2767. More information on volunteer opportunities with federal agencies that manage our nation's natural resources can be found at For more information about local volunteer opportunities on the refuge, please contact the Kern National Wildlife Refuge at 661-725-2767. Our website is, contact email is, contact phone is 661-725-2767

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