Refuge Research Information
About the Okefenokee Swamp and Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
If you need information for a school report or just would like to know more about Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), take a look here at some helpful materials.
You can find useful information about the refuge by reading through the other web pages on this website.
You can view online, or download and print out refuge brochures.
Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP)
The Okefenokee NWR CCP provides an overall broad plan for management of the refuge for the next 15 years (until 2121). It also provides information about the refuge that will be useful when doing research about the Okefenokee. The CCP is divided into two sections, a management plan for the refuge, and an appendices. The first section provides refuge management with guidance on how the refuge will be operated to ensure that the purposes of the refuge are carried out. The proposed goals, objectives, and strategies are presented in relation to six issue topics: Wildlife Management, Resource Management, Wilderness Values, Public Services, Partnerships, and Administration. The second section provides background information about the refuge including descriptions of its natural and cultural resources, wildlife and plant lists, maps, tables, questionnaires, and public review comments and service responses.
A variety of books have been written about the Okefenokee, anywhere from nature guides to historical accounts.
You can view online, or download and print out refuge maps.