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The Wildlife-Dependent Recreation Team

Children Netting in Pond at Two Ponds NWRS in Commerce City, Colorado. The Wildlife-Dependent Recreation Team, chaired by Visitor Services and Communications Chief Allyson Rowell and Region 7 Refuge Chief Todd Logan, focused on how best to implement the Improvement Act's mandates to facilitate quality wildlife dependent recreational opportunities for the six priority uses, hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and wildlife photography, and environmental education and interpretation.

The Improvement Act calls for increased opportunities for families to experience compatible wildlife-dependent recreation, particularly chances for parents and children to engage safely in such traditional outdoors activities as hunting and fishing. Using Fulfilling the Promise as the benchmark document, the team suggests that the essential elements of work focus on partnerships at the community, state and national levels; researching, designing and implementing opportunities to provide quality wildlife dependent recreation and getting people on the land to enjoy wildlife; ensuring that visitors are safe, welcome and oriented to the Refuge System and its wildlife work.

Wildlife-Dependent Recreation Team Working Paper   (April 26, 2004)    32 page PDF – 154 KB

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