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Series 600 - LAND USE AND MANAGEMENT SERIES
Parts 601  602  603  605  610  611  612  613  614  620  621  630  631  632  633  640  651  660 
Citation Release Date FWM * Subject Text
Refuge Management (Parts 601-609)
National Wildlife Refuge System (Part 601) 
601 FW 1  07/26/2006  N/A  National Wildlife Refuge System Mission and Goals and Refuge Purposes

Exhibit 1 (Decision Process for Determining Refuge Purpose(s)) 07/26/2006  Text   
 
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601 FW 2    000  Management as a System    
601 FW 3  04/16/2001  366  Biological Integrity, Diversity, and Environmental Health

Amendment 1. (Delegation of Authority for Genetically Modified Crops ) 07/31/2006  Text   
 
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601 FW 4    000  Types of Refuges    
601 FW 5    000  Establish/Modify Refuges    
601 FW 6    000  Reserved    
601 FW 7  08/25/2008  N/A  Coordination and Cooperative Work with State Fish and Wildlife Agencies   Text 
Refuge Planning (Part 602) 
602 FW 1  06/21/2000  355  Refuge Planning Overview

Exhibit 1 (Relationships between Service, System, and Other Planning Efforts) 06/21/2000    PDF 
 
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602 FW 2    000  Land Acquisition Planning    
602 FW 3  06/21/2000  355  Comprehensive Conservation Planning Process

Exhibit 1 (The CCP Planning Process and NEPA Compliance) 06/21/2000    PDF 
Exhibit 2 (Mandates to Consider During CCP) 06/21/2000  Text   
Exhibit 3 (Checklist of Required CCP Elements) 06/21/2000  Text   
Exhibit 4 (Refuge CCP Recommended Outline) 06/21/2000  Text   
Exhibit 5 (EA or EIS Incorporating Elements of a CCP Recommended Outline) 06/21/2000  Text   
 
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602 FW 4  06/21/2000  355  Step-Down Management Planning

Exhibit 1 (List of Potential Step-Down Management Plans) 06/21/2000  Text   
 
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National Wildlife Refuge System Uses (Part 603) 
603 FW 1  07/26/2006  N/A  Appropriate Refuge Uses   Text 
603 FW 2  11/17/2000  360  Compatibility

Exhibit 1 (Compatibility Determination Flowchart) 11/17/2000    PDF 
Exhibit 2 (Compatibility Determination) 11/17/2000  Text   
 
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Wildlife-Dependent Recreation (Part 605) 
605 FW 1  07/26/2006  N/A  General Guidelines for Wildlife-Dependent Recreation

Exhibit 1 (Example of Outline for a Visitor Services Plan) 07/26/2006  Text   
 
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605 FW 2  07/26/2006  N/A  Hunting

Exhibit 1 (Examples for Preparing and Submitting Regulations) 07/26/2006  Text   
 
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605 FW 3  07/26/2006  N/A  Recreational Fishing

Exhibit 1 (Examples for Preparing and Submitting Regulations) 07/26/2006  Text   
 
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605 FW 4  07/26/2006  N/A  Wildlife Observation   Text 
605 FW 5  07/26/2006  N/A  Wildlife Photography   Text 
605 FW 6  07/26/2006  N/A  Environmental Education   Text 
605 FW 7  07/26/2006  N/A  Interpretation   Text 
Natural And Cultural Resources Management (Parts 610-619)
Wilderness Stewardship (Part 610) 
610 FW 1  11/07/2008  N/A  General Overview of Wilderness Stewardship Policy

Amendment 1. (Updating the Class I Air Quality listings for three wilderness units ) 07/27/2010    PDF 

Exhibit 1 (National Wildlife Refuge System Designated Wilderness Areas) 11/07/2008  Text   
Exhibit 2 (Wilderness Area Acreage and Staff Training Report (Reports Control Symbol R610-5)) 11/07/2008  Text   
 
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610 FW 2  11/07/2008  N/A  Wilderness Administration and Resource Stewardship

Exhibit 1 (Primary Interpretive Themes for Wilderness Education) 11/07/2008  Text   
 
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610 FW 3  11/07/2008  N/A  Wilderness Stewardship Planning

Exhibit 1 (Wilderness Stewardship Plan Outline) 11/07/2008  Text   
 
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610 FW 4  11/07/2008  N/A  Wilderness Review and Evaluation   Text 
610 FW 5  11/07/2008  N/A  Special Provisions for Alaska Wilderness   Text 
Special Area Management (Part 611) 
611 FW 1    000  Research Natural Areas    
611 FW 2    000  Public Use Natural Area    
611 FW 3    000  Wild and Scenic Rivers    
611 FW 4    000  National Trails    
Minerals Management (Part 612) 
612 FW 1  04/29/1996  253  Minerals and Mining   Text 
612 FW 2  07/26/1993  107  Oil and Gas

Amendment 1. (Amendment adding requirement for using the Oil and Gas Management Activities Handbook ) 06/26/2012    PDF 
 
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612 FW 3  07/05/2006  N/A  Reserved/Excepted Rights Management: Miscellaneous Receipts   Text 
Natural Resources Protection (Part 613) 
613 FW 1  05/25/1994  146  Floodplain Management (EO 11988)   Text 
613 FW 2  05/25/1994  146  Wetlands Protection (EO 11990)   Text 
613 FW 3  05/25/1994  146  Coastal Zone Management   Text 
Cultural Resources Management (Part 614) 
614 FW 1  11/18/1992  052  Policy, Responsibilities, and Definitions   Text 
614 FW 2  11/18/1992  052  Survey and Identification   Text 
614 FW 3  11/18/1992  052  Evaluation and Designation   Text 
614 FW 4  11/18/1992  052  Planning, Protection, and Management   Text 
614 FW 5  11/18/1992  052  Authorization to Use   Text 
Habitat Management (Parts 620-629)
Habitat Management Practices (Part 620) 
620 FW 1  06/19/2002  400  Habitat Management Plans

Exhibit 1 (Outline and Guidance for Developing Habitat Management Plans) 06/19/2002  Text   
Exhibit 2 (Outline and Guidance for Developing Annual Habitat Work Plans) 06/19/2002  Text   
 
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Fire Management (Part 621) 
621 FW 1  03/20/2012  N/A  Fire Management Program   Text 
Public Use Management (Parts 630-639)
Public Use - General (Part 630) 
630 FW 1    000  Policy, Definition, and Responsibilities    
630 FW 2    000  Guidelines, Strategies, and Requirements    
630 FW 3    000  Entrance and User Fees    
630 FW 4    000  Reserved    
630 FW 5    000  Cooperating Associations    
630 FW 6    000  Concessions    
630 FW 7    000  Visitor Protection    
630 FW 8    000  Public Use Related Structures    
Wildlife Oriented Recreation (Part 631) 
631 FW 5  11/18/1992  051  Field Trials   Text 
Non-Wildlife Oriented Recreation (Part 632) 
632 FW 1    000  General Guidance    
632 FW 2    000  Off Road Vehicles    
632 FW 3    000  Motor Boats and Water Skiing    
Friends Organizations (Part 633) 
633 FW 1  04/04/2014  N/A  Working with Friends Organizations   Text 
633 FW 2  04/04/2014  N/A  Finance and Administration through Friends Agreements   Text 
633 FW 3  04/04/2014  N/A  Friends Partnership Agreements

Exhibit 1 (Template for Friends Partnership Agreement) 04/04/2014  Text   
 
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633 FW 4  04/04/2014  N/A  Friends Nature Stores and Other Revenue-Generating Activities   Text 
Management Of Non-Owned Lands (Parts 640-649)
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program (Part 640) 
640 FW 1  09/24/2003  431  Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program   Text 
The Coastal Program (Parts 650-659)
Coastal Resources (Part 651) 
651 FW 1  11/08/1995  229  Coastal Barrier Resources System

Exhibit 1 (CBRA Advisory Guidelines) 08/26/1993  Text   
Exhibit 2 (CBRA Advisory Guidelines - Revisions) 08/26/1993  Text   
 
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651 FW 2    000  Bay and Estuary Program    
Wetlands (Parts 660-669)
Wetlands Conservation (Part 660) 
660 FW 1  09/01/1994  157  Wetlands Policy and Action Plan   Text 
660 FW 2  06/21/1993  092  Wetlands Classification System   Text 
660 FW 4  06/21/1993  095  National Wetlands Priority Conservation Plan   Text 
660 FW 5    000  Identifying and Delineating Wetlands    
660 FW 6    000  FWS Role in Wetlands Regulatory Programs    
* Publication of 011 FW 2 and 011 FW 3 on 11/03/2005 made FWM numbers obsolete.
 
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