This list of Ramsar sites in the United States are those wetlands that are considered to be of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. The United States as of 2020, has 40 sites designated as "Wetlands of International Importance" with a surface area of 1,866,851 hectares (7,207.95 sq mi; 18,668.51 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

Name[2] Location Area[2] 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
Heron Pond in Cache River State Natural Area.jpg
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
Chiwaukee Prairie Illinois Beach Lake Plain Illinois
Wisconsin
42°25′02″N 87°48′42″W / 42.41722°N 87.81167°W / 42.41722; -87.81167 (Chiwaukee Prairie Illinois Beach Lake Plain)
6.12 sq mi 6 October 2015 Bi-state, lake-coast lands, including Chiwaukee Prairie and Illinois Beach State Park
Gfp-illinois-beach-state-park-left-shoreline.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
Delaware Bay Villas NJ.JPG
Door Peninsula Coastal Wetlands 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
Marina at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (14848485047).jpg
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
Lower Wisconsin Riverway Wisconsin
43°09′N 90°21′W / 43.150°N 90.350°W / 43.150; -90.350 (Lower Wisconsin Riverway)
68 sq mi 14 February 2020
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
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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
Coral reef at palmyra.jpg
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
Nelumbo lutea, American lotus at Dixon Waterfowl Refuge.jpg
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
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See also

References

  1. ^ "United States". Ramsar.org. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "The Annotated Ramsar List: United States of America". Ramsar.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 September 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  3. ^ "United States of America". Ramsar.org. Retrieved 4 October 2016.