Most access for refuge staff to Baker has only been possible through the cooperation and participation with partner agencies such as NOAA and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Baker’s remoteness compels a growing list of partners and cooperators to be kept informed of and included in planning and management activities at Baker. Activities that staff and partner agencies/organizations share include:
• expedition planning;
• collaborative research projects; and
• protection of trust resources.

Many research interests are shared between Service and NOAA scientists, and collaborative research projects have been conducted in the past. Additionally, NOAA and the Service share trust resource responsibilities for marine turtles.