• Comprehensive Conservation Plan

    Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is directed by law to manage for biological diversity and integrity. This law is known as the Refuge Improvement Act of 1997. All of the refuge’s management actions are outline in our Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP). The CCP received extensive public review, including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews and public meetings. The CCP, Environmental Assessment, and Compatibility Determinations (including hunting and forest management) are all available online.

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  • National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act

    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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