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Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN Category IV (Habitat/Species Management Area)
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Map of the DESFBNWR (2003)
Location Alameda County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, California, United States
Nearest city Fremont, California
Area 30,000 acres (120 km2)
Established 1974; 47 years ago (1974)
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge (DESFBANWR) is a US National Wildlife Refuge located in the southern part of San Francisco Bay, California. The Refuge headquarters and visitor center is located in the Baylands district of Fremont, next to Coyote Hills Regional Park, in Alameda County. The visitor center is on Marshlands Rd, off Thornton Ave. It was founded in 1974.

The Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is one of six wildlife refuges in the San Francisco Bay Area.

It was renamed Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in 1995 in recognition of Congressman Don Edwards and his efforts to protect sensitive wetlands in south San Francisco Bay.

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