Resource Management

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Within the Refuge, the natural ecology maintains healthy populations of fish, wildlife, and plants and little direct manipulation or management is needed on a regular basis.

The primary way in which habitats are currently managed to restore and maintain wildlife populations is through the manipulation and management of western juniper and fire and the control of invasive species. The suppression of natural fires, the ignition of prescribed fires, cutting and removal of native juniper, seeding of native plants following fire, and the use of herbicides to control invasive weeds are all conducted within the context of land uses and changes across the larger supporting landscape.