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  • Blue Hole
  • 179 Key Deer Boulevard
  • Big Pine Key, FL
  • 305-872-0074

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Refuge Facts: * Established: 1957. * Acres: 84,000. * Located in: Monroe County, FL. * Location: The refuge is located 100 miles southwest of Miami and 30 miles northeast of Key West, FL along U.S.#1. Headquarters is on Big Pine Key in the Big Pine Key Plaza off Key Deer Boulevard. * Other management: 700 acres through the State CARL program, 200 acres owned by the Monroe County Land Authority. * About a third of the uplands portion of NKDR is on Big Pine and No Name Keys. * Satellite refuges administered as part of the complex include: Crocodile Lake NWR, Great White Heron NWR and Key West NWR. Natural History: * Refuge covers the truncated historical range of the endangered Key deer, including habitat critical to its survival. * Refuge is home to the imperiled tropical hardwood hammock habitat and 22 federally listed endangered and threatened species of plants and animals, five of which are found nowhere else in the world.

  • Blue Hole
  • 179 Key Deer Boulevard
  • Big Pine Key, FL
  • 305-872-0074
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