National Wildlife Refuge System

Strategic Growth

Charter

Develop a plan, associated relevant policies, and decision support tools to guide strategic growth of the National Wildlife Refuge System in a landscape context. The team is responsible for developing the blueprint and associated policies and decision support tools to comply with the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997.

 

This team addresses Conserving the Future Recommendations 3, 4, and 5:

 

Recommendation 3: Undertake a rapid top-to-bottom assessment of the status of all Refuge System land protection projects and complete a report that will inform development of a plan for the strategic, future growth of the Refuge System.

 

Recommendation 4: Ensure future land protection efforts are based on explicit priorities, rigorous biological planning and conservation design that support achieving quantifiable conservation and population objectives that are developed in cooperation with state fish and wildlife agencies.

Recommendation 5: Use all of the Service’s conservation tools, especially Partners for Fish and Wildlife, to work nationwide to project conservation benefits beyond refuge boundaries, leveraging resources through partnerships with other governmental agencies, conservation groups and private landowners and achieving mutually shared and scientifically sound restoration and protection goals around refuges.

 

Products

Flipbook Version: National Wildlife Refuge System Land Protection Projects
An Assessment of Land Protection Projects: A Plan for Strategic Growth
PDF Version: National Wildlife Refuge System Land Protection Projects An Assessment of Land Protection Projects: A Plan for Strategic Growth

 

    

Last updated: April 14, 2014