Supporters of St. Vincent NWR

Supporters of St. Vincent NWR




Link to a brief article about the unique beauty of St. Vincent Island - courtesy of Walton Outdoors. 

And check out a brief intro to the island with an interview with Shelley Stiaes, Refuge Manager, US Fish and Wildlife Service




Our friends group was established in 2007 to provide support for the St Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge.


The group's mission is:

To support environmental activities that include education, recreation and increased understanding of the history and natural environment of the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge.

The group's goals are to:

  • Increase public awareness of the Refuge
  • Provide financial support to the Refuge
  • Support Refuge projects

Would you like to join us?:

The Supporters are always looking for new members.  We invite you to consider this opportunity to participate in this important work to learn more about, preserve, and enjoy this unique island.  We have a variety of volunteer activities that may appeal to you.  You can find details listed under "Want To Help? - Volunteer Jobs" on the menu bar.  The membership application form is also found under "Want To Help"?  Your membership entitles you to be our guest at our annual meeting, receive our quarterly newsletters, and receive advance notice of upcoming events.  And you get the satisfaction of knowing that you are part of a special group doing their part to protect our valuable natural assets.


Download the St. Vincent Brochure from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

FWS Fundamentals

Bald Eagel, credit Dave Menke/USFWS

Mission Statement

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

The Vision:
We will continue to be a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service.
The Priorities:
National Wildlife Refuge System:  Conserving Our Lands and Resources
Landscape Conservation:  Working With Others
Migratory Birds:  Conservation and Management
Threatened and Endangered Species:  Achieving Recovery and Preventing Extinction
Aquatic Species:  National Fish Habitat Action Plan and Trust Species
Connecting People With Nature:  Ensuring the Future of Conservation
The Conservation Principles:
Science – Our work is grounded in thorough, objective science.
Stewardship – Our ethic is to conserve natural resources for future generations.
Service – It is our privilege to serve the American people.
Professionalism – We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards, strive for excellence, and respect others.
Partnerships – We emphasize creative, innovative partnerships.
People - Our employees are our most valued asset.
Legacy - We ensure the future of natural resource conservation by connecting people with nature.