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The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.



  • Comprehensive Conservation Plan

    Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Audubon Wetland Management District

    Comprehensive Conservation Plans (CCPs) specify the management direction for the Wetland Management District for the next 15 years. The goals, objectives, and strategies for improving conditions—including the types of habitat we will provide, partnership opportunities, and management actions needed to achieve desired conditions – are described in the CCP. 

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  • National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act

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    The National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) Improvement Act of 1997 defines a unifying mission for all refuges, including a process for determining compatible uses on refuges, and requiring that each refuge be managed according to a CCP. The NWRS Improvement  Act expressly states that wildlife conservation is the priority of System lands and that the Secretary shall ensure that the biological integrity, diversity, and environmental health of refuge lands are maintained. Each refuge must be managed to fulfill the specific purposes for which the refuge was established and the System mission. The first priority of each refuge is to conserve, manage, and if needed, restore fish and wildlife populations and habitats according to its purpose.