U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Division of Refuge Planning
Mountain-Prairie Region

Completed Plan Contacts

The Service completed this plan
in 2014.

REFUGE EMAIL

quivira@fws.gov


REFUGE ADDRESS

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge 1434 Northeast 80th Street Stafford, Kansas 67578


REFUGE TELEPHONE

620 / 486 2393


REFUGE WEB SITE
www.fws.gov/refuge/quivira

 

 

Comprehensive Conservation Plan


Quivira National Wildlife Refuge

Kansas

Description

This comprehensive conservation plan sets out the management and use of Quivira National Wildlife Refuge for 15 years. The refuge lies in the transition zone of eastern and western prairies in south-central Kansas, within Stafford County.

The purposes of the refuge are (1) for use as an inviolate sanctuary or for any other management purpose for migratory birds, and (2) for the development, advancement, management, conservation, and protection of fish and wildlife resources for the benefit of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  • Established in 1955.
  • Comprises 22,135 acres.
  • Located north of Stafford, Kansas.

Wetlands, large and small, are present throughout the refuge; there are about 7,000 acres of wetlands with slightly to moderately saline water.Thousands of Canada geese, ducks, and other migratory birds such as sandhill cranes and shorebirds use these wetlands as they pass through the refuge on their annual migrations.

Cover of the final plan.

The cover of the plan shows a female Wilson's phalarope. Copyright Bob Gress.

In addition, the refuge provides numerous opportunities for the public including hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, photography, interpretation, and environmental education.

 

Documents

Comprehensive conservation plan (CCP)
CCP 2014 (22 MB PDF)

By section, for faster download:
Contents, Summary (1 MB PDF)
Chapter 1, Introduction (2 MB PDF)
Chapter 2, The Refuge (2 MB PDF)
Chapter 3, Refuge Resources and Description (6 MB PDF)
Chapter 4, Management Direction (11 MB PDF)
Appendixes (11 MB PDF)

Draft conservation plan (CCP) and environmental assessment (EA)
Draft CCP and EA 2013 (10 MB PDF)

By section, for faster download:
Contents, Summary (3 MB PDF)
Chapter 1, Introduction (1 MB PDF)
Chapter 2, The Refuge (1 MB PDF)
Chapter 3, Alternatives (3 MB PDF)
Chapter 4, Affected Environment (5 MB PDF)
Chapter 5, Environmental Consequences (3 MB PDF)
Chapter 6, Implementation of the Proposed Action (3 MB PDF)
Appendixes (1 MB PDF)