One of the goals of the refuge is to engage in scientific programs focused on land management practices that make a meaningful contribution to the conservation of biodiversity, ecosystem-function, ecological restoration and landscape connectivity in the southwestern United States.
Major interests for research and restoration include:
If interested in research, please contact the refuge or to learn more about special use permits for research access the link to our Permits page.
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Did you know that 98
cents out of every dollar generated by the sales of Duck Stamps goes directly to
purchase or lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge
System? Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, commonly known as “Duck
Stamps,” are pictorial stamps produced by the U.S. Postal Service for the U.S.
Fish & Wildlife Service. They were originally created in 1934 as the federal
licenses required for hunting migratory waterfowl. Today, Federal Duck Stamps
are a vital tool for wetland conservation.