Who we are

In 1963, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect habitat for migrating waterfowl and songbirds along the upper Texas coast. In 1996, local residents and refuge volunteers created the Friends of Anahuac Refuge. A year later, FOAR was incorporated and has been serving the refuge and the community since that time. Explore our website to find refuge eventswildlife sightingsmaps, photos, our newsletter, and much more!   

Photo by Norman Welsh

Recent News

2016-17 Waterfowl Hunt Regulations 

Now Available

Sep 15- Information and maps are now available for this season's waterfowl hunt at Anahuac NWR. Click each refuge for the 2016/2017 regulations, permit, and map.

Anahuac NWRAnahuac East Unit Detailed Hunt Map
McFaddin NWRTexas Point NWR

Junior Ranger Summer Day Camp

Gives Kids Hands On Experience

July 11-14

Jul 18- The 4-day Junior Ranger Summer Day Camp at Anahuac NWR finished last week for over 25 kids and 15 volunteers, FOAR, and refuge staff members. Check out some of the highlights on our Facebook page photo albums.

Album 1 & Album 2


Photo by USFWS

Refuge Conducts Prescribed Burns on

July 7th

Jul 6- Refuge staff will be conducting prescribed burns on Anahuac NWR on Thursday, July 7th. The road to Frozen Point beyond the Jackson Woodlot will be closed. Thank you for your cooperation. Click here for map of road closurePhoto by USFWS

Family Fishing Day at Anahuac NWR

Canceled Due to Weather

May 13- This year's Family Fishing Day has been canceled due to weather. Saturday, June 4, 2016 is National Fishing Day where anybody can go fishing without a license in Texas. Visit https://www.takemefishing.org/texas/ for more information.

Family Fishing Day

Saturday, June 4, 2016

May 13- Come out the refuge on Saturday, June 4 for Family Fishing Day! It is the only day in Texas where anybody can fish without a license. There will be activities for kids and fishing poles and crabbing nets available for families to use. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to help first-timers. No registration is required. Event is open to the public and FREE!

Click here for more info 

Youth Conservation Corp at Anahuac NWR

Summer 2016

Apr 7- Are you 15-18 years old? Are you interested in working at Anahuac NWR for the summer? Apply for a YCC position this summer at the refuge. It is a summer job for students interested in experiencing the outdoors and earning a salary. Click the letter below for more information and download and submit the application in person at the Anahuac NWR office on Hwy 563 before the deadline at 4pm on Friday, May 6, 2016.

USFWS Information Letter 

Youth Conservation Corps Application

Birders Mean Business

Apr 6- You can help Anahuac NWR and local businesses this spring with our Birder Friendly Project. FOAR, Chambers Wild, and Houston Audubon are reaching out to local businesses to promote the local tourism. Click here for information on how you can help! 


Link your Kroger Card to FOAR

Dec 20- Link your Kroger card to FOAR to to help raise funds for the refuge. Click here for instructions.

Video courtesy of Digital Media Dept at UHCL 

Upcoming events

13 Dec 2016 6:30 PM • TCP NWR Complex Office

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