Service realty professionals support the acquisition and management of Service lands using funds from the Migratory Bird Conservation and the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Specialists provide the appraisal function for Service lands and waters happens at the Department of the Interior's National Business Center.
The Chief Cartographer coordinates National Wildlife Refuge System cartographic activities. This includes all spatial data products, policy, systems and procedures produced, inter-agency coordination, maintenance of the hard-copy permanent master land status atlas, and provides technical expertise all spatial data matters that pertain to land interests, acquisitions, status and ownerships administered by the Service.
The Chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System Division of Realty is the designated Secretary for Migratory Bird Conservation Commission activities.
The Chief Surveyor coordinates Service-wide cadastral survey programs; serves as the technical expert on all relevant Service boundary issues on all Service lands; consults on land survey issues with Federal, State, Tribal and private entities