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There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country.
~Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States and designator of the first National Wildlife Refuge


  • Land Protection Plan and Environmental Assessment

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    This Land Protection Plan and Environmental Assessment (LPP/EA) identifies the establishment of Green River National Wildlife Refuge. The purposes of this LPP/EA are to:
    • Announce the Service’s intent to establish the refuge;
    • Inform landowners about the Service’s long-standing policy of only acquiring land from
    willing sellers;
    • Provide landowners and the public with an outline of Service policies, priorities, and protection methods for property in the project area; and
    • Assist landowners in determining whether their properties are located within the project.
    This LPP presents the methods the Service, conservation partners, and interested landowners can use to accomplish wildlife and habitat goals and objectives for the refuge.

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  • National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act

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    National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997: The NWRS Improvement Act 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.

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