Exhibit 1

605 FW 1
Example of Outline for a Visitor Services Plan

Supersedes 8 RM 1, 05/24/85

Date:  July 26, 2006

Series: Refuge Management

Part 605: Wildlife-Dependent Recreation

Originating Office: Division of Conservation, Planning and Policy



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Example of Outline for a Visitor Services Plan

Title/Approval Page


Table of Contents






Brief Refuge History

1.                   Significant Features (e.g., habitat, wildlife, cultural resources)

2.                   Primary Refuge Resource Management Goals and Objectives (from CCP, if completed)

3.                   Internal/External Issues


Local Setting

1. Community Description (e.g., economics, demographics, population, etc.)

2. Travel Links (e.g., major highways, airports, docks, etc.)

3. Visitor Services Opportunities (off refuge)


Visitor Services Standards:

(Identify goals/objectives/strategies, current audiences, target audiences, current program status, future actions, monitoring, and evaluation for each)


                      Welcome and Orient Visitors

                      Provide Quality Hunting Opportunities (see outline in hunting chapter)

                      Provide Quality Fishing Opportunities (see outline in fishing chapter)

                      Provide Quality Wildlife Observation

                      Provide Quality Photographic Opportunities

                      Develop and Implement Quality Environmental Education Programs

                      Provide Quality Interpretations of Key Resources

                      Manage for Other Recreational Use Opportunities

                      Communicate Key Issues with Off-Site Audiences

                      Build Volunteer Programs and Partnerships with Refuge Support Groups


Other Applicable Visitor Services Programs:

(Identify goals/objectives/strategies, current audiences, target audiences, monitoring, and evaluation for each)

                      Refuge Law Enforcement

                      Concession Operations

                      Fee Programs

                      Cooperating Association/Friends Groups

                      Other (including community partners, academia, and foundations)


Implementing the Plan

                      Essential Staffing Needs

                      Table of Projects, Costs, RONS/MMS Identified

                      Partnership Funding and Resources



                      Compatibility Determinations (if not contained in CCP)

                      NEPA Document/Decision Document, if applicable (if not contained in CCP)

                      List of Permits

                      ESA Section 7 Consultations