To help plants and wildlife, refuge staff uses a variety of habitat management techniques to maintain, recover or enhance plant and wildlife values. Refuge staff carefully considers any management techniques and employ them in varying degrees according to the situation.
Current management focus on the protection of sensitive species with a major emphasis on western snowy plover protection. Snowy plovers are monitored each breeding season for reproductive success and all chicks are banded for further monitoring. In addition to protecting sensitive species, the refuge aims to protect, restore, and enhance migratory bird populations and other native species through habitat restoration. Safe, wildlife-dependent recreation that are compatible with refuge goals will also be provided to encourage appreciation and stewardship of the natural resources.
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The precocious chicks use camouflage to protect themselves from predators.