Resource Management

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“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
--Theodore Roosevelt

Invasive Species Control

Exotic, invasive, and nuisance species are serious threats to fish and wildlife in Florida. Archie Carr Partnership staff control exotic, invasive, and nuisance species on the Archie Carr Refuge that threaten the survival of many species by displacing or killing individuals, destroying habitats, and disrupting ecological communities. In efforts to combat these noxious, invasive plants, chemical and mechanical control of Brazilian pepper, melaleuca, air potato, rosary pea, guinea grass, Chinese tallow tree, cogon grass, and Japanese climbing fern is conducted on the refuge.

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Endangered Species Management & Monitoring

The Archie Carr Partnership Refuge monitors and studies sea turtles to increase sea turtle knowledge and nest survival.


Trapping Occurs on this Refuge

Trapping is a wildlife management tool used on some national wildlife refuges. Trapping may be used to protect endangered and threatened species or migratory birds or to control certain wildlife populations. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also views trapping as a legitimate recreational and economic activity when there are harvestable surpluses of fur-bearing mammals. Outside of Alaska, refuges that permit trapping as a recreational use may require trappers to obtain a refuge special use permit. Signs are posted on refuges where trapping occurs. Contact the refuge manager for specific regulations.Click here for more information on trapping within the National Wildlife Refuge System.