Resource Management

Northern flicker - Bill Wallen.

Featherstone national Wildlife Refuge staff manages the refuge’s wetlands, uplands, and shoreline with a variety of inventory, monitoring, and protection methods. Surveys and research efforts occur with the help of partners, volunteers, and refuge staff. The refuge is responsive to threats from non-native species, climatic changes, and outside pressures. Continuing efforts to protect the integrity of the refuge wildlife and habitats and cultural resources is a priority. Management includes limiting access and monitoring. Closures to the public are for the protection of flora, fauna, and resources as well as human health and safety.


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.