Appropriate Use Determinations
Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge Appropriate Uses
Summary of Appropriate Use Policy on National Wildlife Refuges:
The refuge manager will decide if a new or existing use is an appropriate refuge use. If an existing use is not appropriate, the refuge manager will eliminate or modify the use as expeditiously as practicable. If a new use is not appropriate, the refuge manager will deny the use without determining compatibility. Uses that have been administratively determined to be appropriate are:
A. Six wildlife-dependent recreational uses. As defined by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (Improvement Act), the six wildlife-dependent recreational uses (hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, and environmental education and interpretation) are determined to be appropriate. However, the refuge manager must still determine if these uses are compatible.
B. Take of fish and wildlife under State regulations. States have regulations concerning take of wildlife that includes hunting, fishing, and trapping. We consider take of wildlife under such regulations appropriate. However, the refuge manager must determine if the activity is compatible before allowing it on a refuge.
Swan Lake Appropriate Use Determinations:
8th Grade Outdoors Day
Bird Identification Workshops
Dog Retrieval Demonstrations
1st Fridays at the Refuge Events
Guided Education Tours
Hunter's Education Courses
Research by 3rd Parties
Trapping of Nuisance Wildlife
Tree harvest by 3rd Parties
Wetland Education Tours
Friend's Group Fish Fry
Friend's Group Silent Auction
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Mallards are one species of waterfowl that can be seen at Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge.