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Partnerships

Forest floorHarbor Island is home to many beautiful rocks from the rocky beaches to the larger boulders that can be found on the interior of the island.  Some sparkle and glisten in the sunlight like the one shown above.  Be on the lookout for fossil corals and puddingstone.  Just remember you are on federal land and the removal of rocks, plants and wildlife is prohibited.  Take only pictures and leave only footprints. 

The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources.  Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner.  Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed. 

Refuge staff members are working with residents on Drummond Island to form a friends group called the Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge Preservation Society. The mission of this group will be “to support and promote Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge and the National Wildlife Refuge System in its efforts to conserve habitat and wildlife. The society is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the refuge for the benefit of fish and wildlife and for public education and recreation.” If you are interested in assisting with the creation of the friends group please contact Mark Vaniman the refuge manager at (906) 586-5891 x11 or email: Mark_Vaniman@fws.gov.

Links to Other Partners

Drummond Island Chamber of Commerce  

 

 

Page Photo Credits — Boulder on the Forest Floor - Sara Giles/USFWS
Last Updated: Jan 18, 2013
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