Habitat Management

Habitat Management Planning ProcessThe Refuge continues its work developing a new Habitat Management Plan (HMP), which will be complete for public review in early 2020. The HMP provides Refuge managers guidance for the management of the Refuge habitat and ensures long-term vision, continuity, and consistency for habitat management of Refuge lands. The last HMP for the Refuge was published in 2004. This new HMP will focus on improving the ecological sustainability of Refuge habitats through restoration and improvement projects that will benefit waterfowl, shorebirds, and other priority migratory bird species. The Refuge intends to publish a draft HMP and an environmental assessment for public review in early 2020. Once finalized, Refuge staff will begin implementing the projects identified in the HMP. Additional information will be posted on this web page and the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge homepage, including opportunities for public comment and other input. For more information on HMPs, visit: https://www.fws.gov/policy/620fw1.html

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