Resource Management

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's mission is, working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are the only agency of the U.S. Government with that primary mission.


The numerous goals for Green River National Wildlife Refuge include:

  • Establish a second national wildlife refuge fully located in Kentucky to support fish, wildlife, and habitat conservation;
  • Protect and manage wetlands and bottomland forest habitat to support waterfowl, migratory birds, and threatened and endangered species;
  • Provide high-quality hunting and sport fishing;
  • Provide opportunities for public use and environmental education and interpretation;
  • Collaborate with partners to protect and enhance biodiversity and water quality within the Ohio River and Green River watersheds, benefiting people and wildlife; and
  • Ensure healthy wildlife populations for the benefit of Kentuckians and all Americans.