List of Ramsar sites in the United States

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This list of Ramsar sites in the United States includes wetlands that are considered to be of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. The United States currently has 38 sites designated as "Wetlands of International Importance" with a surface area of 1,860,760 hectares (7,184.4 sq mi; 18,607.6 km2).[1][2][3] For a full list of all Ramsar sites worldwide, see List of Ramsar wetlands of international importance.

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List of Ramsar sites[edit]

Name[1] Location Area[1] Designated Description Image
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Nevada
36°25′N 116°20′W / 36.417°N 116.333°W / 36.417; -116.333 (Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge)
36.71 sq mi 18 December 1986 Ash Meadows Crystal Spring 1.jpg
Bolinas Lagoon California
37°55′N 122°41′W / 37.917°N 122.683°W / 37.917; -122.683 (Bolinas Lagoon)
1.72 sq mi 1 September 1998 A tidal estuary located on the Pacific Flyway, the lagoon provides habitat for migratory birds as well as ducks, geese, and shorebirds. Bolinas Lagoon 2794.jpg
Cache-Lower White Rivers Arkansas
34°40′N 91°11′W / 34.667°N 91.183°W / 34.667; -91.183 (Cache-Lower White Rivers)
314.19 sq mi 21 November 1989 Bayou DeView watershed - Cache River National Wildlife Refuge.jpg
Cache River-Cypress Creek Wetlands Illinois
37°13′N 89°8′W / 37.217°N 89.133°W / 37.217; -89.133 (Cache River-Cypress Creek Wetlands)
93.75 sq mi 1 November 1994
Caddo Lake Texas, Louisiana
32°45′N 94°8′W / 32.750°N 94.133°W / 32.750; -94.133 (Caddo Lake)
30.80 sq mi 23 October 1993 Caddo Lake- Cypress.jpg
Catahoula Lake Louisiana
31°30′N 92°6′W / 31.500°N 92.100°W / 31.500; -92.100 (Catahoula Lake)
46.9 sq mi 18 June 1991
Chesapeake Bay Estuarine Complex Maryland, Virginia
38°0′N 76°20′W / 38.000°N 76.333°W / 38.000; -76.333 (Chesapeake Bay Estuarine Complex)
170 sq mi 4 June 1987 Chesapeakelandsat.jpeg
Cheyenne Bottoms Kansas
38°29′N 98°40′W / 38.483°N 98.667°W / 38.483; -98.667 (Cheyenne Bottoms)
42.39 sq mi 19 October 1988 Cheyenne Bottoms.jpg
Congaree National Park South Carolina
33°47′22″N 80°45′34″W / 33.78944°N 80.75944°W / 33.78944; -80.75944 (Congaree National Park)
40.69 sq mi 2 February 2012 Congaree swamp.jpg
Connecticut River Estuary and Tidal Wetlands Complex Connecticut
41°15′N 72°18′W / 41.250°N 72.300°W / 41.250; -72.300 (Connecticut River Estuary and Tidal Wetlands Complex)
25.03 sq mi 14 October 1994 Sediment from Connecticut River.jpg
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Florida
26°24′N 81°31′W / 26.400°N 81.517°W / 26.400; -81.517 (Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary)
20.31 sq mi 23 March 2009 Corkscrew swap sanctuary, Florida.jpg
Delaware Bay Estuary Delaware, New Jersey
39°11′N 75°14′W / 39.183°N 75.233°W / 39.183; -75.233 (Delaware Bay Estuary)
197.89 sq mi 20 May 1992
Door Peninsula Coastal Wetlands[4] Wisconsin
45°13′20″N 85°00′00″W / 45.22222°N 85.00000°W / 45.22222; -85.00000
17.880 sq mi 6 October 2014
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge New Jersey
39°36′N 74°17′W / 39.600°N 74.283°W / 39.600; -74.283 (Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge)
50.5 sq mi 18 December 1986
Elkhorn Slough California
36°49′33″N 121°45′25″W / 36.8259°N 121.7569°W / 36.8259; -121.7569 (Elkhorn Slough)
2.80 sq mi 25 June 2018 Moss Landing California aerial view.jpg
Everglades National Park Florida
25°33′N 80°55′W / 25.550°N 80.917°W / 25.550; -80.917 (Everglades National Park)
2,357.14 sq mi 4 June 1987 Everglades57(js).jpg
Francis Beidler Forest South Carolina
33°15′N 80°22′W / 33.250°N 80.367°W / 33.250; -80.367 (Francis Beidler Forest)
24.86 sq mi 30 May 2008 Cypress Knees Beidler Forest.jpg
Grassland Ecological Area California
37°10′N 120°50′W / 37.167°N 120.833°W / 37.167; -120.833 (Grassland Ecological Area)
250 sq mi 2 February 2005
Horicon Marsh Wisconsin
43°30′N 88°38′W / 43.500°N 88.633°W / 43.500; -88.633 (Horicon Marsh)
49.85 sq mi 4 December 1990 HoriconMarshBoardwalk.jpg
Humbug Marsh Michigan
42°6′N 83°11′W / 42.100°N 83.183°W / 42.100; -83.183 (Humbug Marsh)
0.73 sq mi 20 January 2010
Izembek Lagoon National Wildlife Refuge Alaska
55°45′N 162°41′W / 55.750°N 162.683°W / 55.750; -162.683 (Izembek Lagoon National Wildlife Refuge)
650.32 sq mi 18 December 1986 Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.jpg
Kakagon and Bad River Sloughs Wisconsin
46°39′N 90°41′W / 46.650°N 90.683°W / 46.650; -90.683 (Kakagon and Bad River Sloughs)
16.81 sq mi 2 February 2012 Bad River mouth.jpg
Kawainui and Hamakua Marsh Complex Hawaii
21°24′N 157°45′W / 21.400°N 157.750°W / 21.400; -157.750 (Kawainui and Hamakua Marsh Complex)
1.60 sq mi 2 February 2005 KAWAINUIMARSH.jpg
Laguna de Santa Rosa Wetland Complex California
38°24′N 122°47′W / 38.400°N 122.783°W / 38.400; -122.783 (Laguna de Santa Rosa Wetland Complex)
6.08 sq mi 16 April 2010 Lagunadesantarosa.jpg
Niagara River Corridor New York
43°5′N 79°4′W / 43.083°N 79.067°W / 43.083; -79.067 (Niagara River Corridor)
20.261 sq mi 3 October 2019 DSCN4390 americanfalls e.jpg
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Georgia, Florida
30°48′N 82°20′W / 30.800°N 82.333°W / 30.800; -82.333 (Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge)
627.94 sq mi 18 December 1986 Alligators au refuge national d'Okefenokee.JPG
Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge Line Islands
5°52′N 162°6′W / 5.867°N 162.100°W / 5.867; -162.100 (Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge)
788.14 sq mi 1 April 2011
Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge Florida
27°48′N 80°25′W / 27.800°N 80.417°W / 27.800; -80.417 (Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge)
7.37 sq mi 14 March 1993 Aerial of Pelican Island National Willdife Refuge.jpg
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge Kansas
38°5′N 98°29′W / 38.083°N 98.483°W / 38.083; -98.483 (Quivira National Wildlife Refuge)
34.59 sq mi 12 February 2002 The refuge has 34 wetlands and includes two shallow lakes, Big Salt Marsh and Little Salt Marsh. More than half of the refuge is Tallgrass and Shortgrass prairies. Quivirabirds.jpg
Roswell Artesian Wetlands New Mexico
33°27′N 104°23′W / 33.450°N 104.383°W / 33.450; -104.383 (Roswell Artesian Wetlands)
3.54 sq mi 7 September 2010 Bitter Lakes New Mexico.jpg
San Francisco Bay and Estuary California
37°52′N 122°23′W / 37.867°N 122.383°W / 37.867; -122.383 (San Francisco Bay and Estuary)
612.79 sq mi 2 February 2013 Hunterspoint.jpg
Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge South Dakota
45°45′N 98°15′W / 45.750°N 98.250°W / 45.750; -98.250 (Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge)
34 sq mi 3 August 1998 Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge.jpg
Sue and Wes Dixon Waterfowl Refuge at Hennepin and Hopper Lake Illinois
41°13′20″N 89°20′17″W / 41.22222°N 89.33806°W / 41.22222; -89.33806 (Dixon Waterfowl Refuge)
4.31 sq mi 2 February 2012
The Emiquon Complex Illinois
40°21′22″N 90°3′10″W / 40.35611°N 90.05278°W / 40.35611; -90.05278 (The Emiquon Complex)
22.12 sq mi 2 February 2012 Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge.jpg
Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve California
32°33′N 117°7′W / 32.550°N 117.117°W / 32.550; -117.117 (Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve)
3.94 sq mi 2 February 2005 Tijuana River Estuary.jpg
Tomales Bay California
38°9′N 123°23′W / 38.150°N 123.383°W / 38.150; -123.383 (Tomales Bay)
28.5 km2 (11.0 sq mi) 30 September 2002 Former North Pacific Coast Railroad grade adjacent to Tomales Bay.JPG
Upper Mississippi River Floodplain Wetlands Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois
43°3′N 91°10′W / 43.050°N 91.167°W / 43.050; -91.167 (Upper Mississippi River Floodplain Wetlands)
472.42 sq mi 5 January 2010 MerrickStateParkWisconsinMississippiRiver2.jpg
Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park Ohio
40°1′N 83°1′W / 40.017°N 83.017°W / 40.017; -83.017 (Olentangy River Wetland Research Park)
0.081 sq mi 18 April 2008 OSUWetland1.JPG

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ramsar List" (PDF). Ramsar.org. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  2. ^ "The Annotated Ramsar List: United States of America". Ramsar.org. Archived from the original on 4 September 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  3. ^ "United States of America". Ramsar.org. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Door Peninsula Coastal Wetlands | Ramsar Sites Information Service". rsis.ramsar.org. Retrieved 2016-10-04.

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