The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge sustains four species of ungulates: moose (Alces alces), caribou (Rangifer tarandus), Dall sheep (Ovis dalli), and mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus). The Alaska National Lands Conservation Act of 1980 mandates the Refuge to provide, in a manner compatible with its primary purpose of conserving fish and wildlife populations and habitats in their natural diversity, opportunities for fish and wildlife-oriented recreation (which includes hunting among other uses). The Refuge has primary responsibility for managing habitats, and the Alaska Department of Fish & Game has primary responsibility for managing populations, of these four species. However, most monitoring and management are interagency efforts. Refuge boundaries lie within ADF&G Game Management Units 15A, 15B, 15C, and about 5% of GMU 7 (see ADF&G map).
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