Environmental Policy



The mission of the US Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their inhabitants within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans. 

 In order to carry out its Service and Mission, and ensure the preservation, conservation and enhancement of the valuable ecological resources with which we are entrusted, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Team will practice exemplary environmental stewardship. Through our practices, we will demonstrate environmental leadership by example. We will conduct our operations in an environmentally responsible manner. We will meet or exceed all applicable federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations. In conducting our activities, we will incorporate best management practices, foster the sustainable use of natural resources, promote pollution prevention, reduce waste generation, purchase environmentally preferable products, and recycle and reuse all materials where practicable.

We will continue to work with federal, state, county and local governments, other organizations and local communities to promote the sound environmental management of our field station and the surrounding region. We will strive to educate visitors, recreational users and other field station stakeholders on these concepts. We will encourage our suppliers, vendors, and contractors to embrace these same principles.
We will strive for continual improvement in all of these environmental management areas.