Resource Management

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Refuge managers and wildlife biologists depend upon and utilize various tools to manage the Little River National Wildlife Refuge for the benefit of wildlife.

  • Forest Management

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    Refuge staff rely on biologically sound forest management practices to ensure a healthy bottomland hardwood forest. 

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  • Wetlands Management

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    The wetlands of Little River National Wildlife Refuge once flooded naturally.  Today, refuge staff strive to mimic the historic flooding of the once vast bottomland hardwood forest and floodplain. 

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  • 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.