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The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources. Working in collaboration with the local community and other agencies is key to managing Pathfinder National Wildlife Refuge as a contributing ecological, cultural and economic component of the Wyoming high plains basin in which it sits.

Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.

Pathfinder National Wildlife Refuge partners with organizations in the county and the state such as Wyoming Audubon and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.  The Refuge is managed jointly by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Reclamation, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the Bureau of Land Management, and Natrona County Parks.