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Conservation

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“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
- Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

  • Comprehensive Conservation Plan

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    The purpose of a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) is to specify a management direction for the Refuge for the next 15 years. The goals, objectives, and strategies for improving Refuge conditions—including the types of habitat we will provide, partnership opportunities, and management actions needed to achieve desired conditions – are described in the CCP.

    Learn more about the Ridgefield CCP

  • Uniquely Pacific

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    With 74 National Wildlife Refuges and Monuments in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and the Pacific Islands, there is a lot of wildlife in the Pacific Region to enjoy. Watch this video for a glimpse of the amazing natural resources conserved by your local Refuge System.

    Follow this link to watch the Uniquely Pacific Video

  • Climate Change

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    Climate change is already impacting our nation's ecosystems that provide our air and water, and provide food and shelter for fish and wildlife populations. These natural systems and wildlife resources also sustain people by providing food, jobs, and recreation.

    Learn more about how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is addressing climate change 

Page Photo Credits — John Heinz city refuge - USFWS, Great Swamp credit: USFWS, Credit:  USFWS
Last Updated: Dec 31, 2014
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