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Resource Management

Guam NWR

The fundamental mission of our System is wildlife conservation: wildlife and wildlife conservation must come first. 


As on all of our refuges, one of our most important management functions is protecting the wildlife. Our management goals include:

  • Protect and manage endangered and threatened species and their habitats to promote recovery of the species that are or can be supported on the refuge
  • Protect and enhance refuge habitat, both marine and terrestrial, to ensure suitable roosting, foraging, and nesting habitat is available for the suite of species that historically occurred on the refuge
  • Relocate and protect swiftlets or rails and their habitat
  • Protect and enhance endangered Serianthes and other rare plants
  • Control the brown tree snake on the refuge
  • Protect the coral reef and associated marine species
  • Manage feral ungulates and other invasive species on the refuge to achieve refuge purposes
  • Monitor management results to make informed adaptive management decisions
  • Expand partnerships with the Guam Department of Agriculture, University of Guam, DoD, and other conservation partners to increase benefits to natural resources
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2013
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