The comprehensive conservation plan sets the management and use of Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge for 15 years. The refuge is on the Green River in remote northwestern Colorado.
The purposes of the refuge are (1) to provide sanctuary for migratory birds, (2) to provide suitable fish- and wildlife-dependent recreation, (3) to protect natural resources, and (4) to conserve endangered and threatened species.
Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge has five broad types of habitats: wetlands, riparian areas, grassland, semidesert shrub land, and pinyon–juniper areas. The wetlands provide important migration and breeding habitat for waterfowl and other waterbirds, and riparian habitat provides important migration and breeding habitat for songbirds. Refuge uplands provide critical winter habitat for large mammals such as mule deer, elk, and pronghorn.
The following are major actions in the comprehensive conservation plan: