Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
Dorothy Gerhart, Outdoor Recreation Planner
1101 Casey Road
Basom, NY 14013
is one of over 500 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service. The National Wildlife Refuge System is a network of lands
and waters managed specifically for the protection of wildlife habitat and represents the
most comprehensive wildlife management program in the world.
National Wildlife Refuge lies within the rural township of Alabama, New York, midway
between Buffalo and Rochester. Part of what locals call the Alabama Swamps, its
10,818 acres of freshwater marsh, and hardwood swamps, bounded by woods, forests, pastures
and wet meadows serve the habitat needs of many animals as a stopover point for migrating
birds and as a year-round residence.
nature trails and four overlooks are open year-round, sunrise to sunset for wildlife
observation. A visitor center is located at 1101 Casey Road. Iroquois National
Wildlife Refuge is seeking new members.