Bosque Del Apache NWR

Seney NWR

Chassahowitzka NWR

Cape Romain NWR

Okefenokee NWR

St. Marks NWR

Mingo NWR

Alaska Maritime NWR - Bering Sea

Breton NWR

Edwin B. Forsythe NWR - Brigantine Wilderness

Red Rock Lakes NWR

Alaska Maritime NWR - Simeonof Wilderness

Swanquarter NWR

Wichita Mountains NWR

Mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Air Quality Program is to:

Protect and enhance air quality in support of ecosystem management in the National Wildlife Refuge System, in an effort to create a Refuge System free of impacts from human-caused air pollution and promote biological integrity, diversity, and environmental health of the system.

What is being done about the Air Quality?

Protecting air quality, and resources sensitive to air quality, in the National Wildlife Refuge System is a complex task that includes: active research and monitoring about the amount and effects of pollution in FWS areas; advocacy for pollution controls when they are likely to affect FWS refuge areas; and ensuring there is an active advocate of clean healthy air across the National Wildlife Refuge System. Find out more about who the Branch of Air Quality. more>>

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Air Quality in Refuges
Air Quality in Refuges
Findout how air quality is affecting the Class I refuge areas.
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Basics
Basics
Discover the basics of air quality.
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Monitoring
Monitoring Station
Monitoring data are essential to learning about FWS air quality.
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Regional Haze
Regional Haze
FWS Regional Haze Efforts for the Individual States.
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Smoke Management
Smoke Management
Find out how FWS is protecting refuges from smoke management.
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Oil and Gas MOU
Oil and Gas MOU
Oil and Gas Memorandum of Understanding addressing Air Quality
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Permitting
Permitting
FWS Role in Clean Air Act Permitting
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FLAG Report
Flag Cover
Guidance for assessing impacts of air pollution on protected areas.
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Laws and Policy
Law and Policy
Law and Policies that protect the National Wildlife Refuges' Air
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