The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prepared the Comprehensive Conservation Plan to guide the management of Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge in Bertie County, North Carolina. The plan outlines programs and corresponding resource needs for 15 years, as mandated by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997. The plan was approved in October of 2005.
The Comprehensive Conservation Plan proposes substantial program increases. The Refuge will survey all habitat types, and develop and implement a management plan for all habitats on the Refuge and on selected easements large enough to warrant consideration. The staff will survey a wide range of wildlife on the Refuge. The Refuge will increase further the number of public use opportunities. The Service will build a shop and equipment storage facility. There will be 22 staff members, including a law enforcement officer, public use specialist, media specialist, and technical specialists (e.g., hydrologist and entomologist).