Both Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge  and Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge provide important habitat for pronghorn, sage-grouse, and numerous other fish, wildlife, and plants. But these refuges are relatively small parts of a much larger supporting landscape.

The larger landscape provides not only vital wildlife migration corridors and winter habitat, but also supports agriculture, tourism, recreation, transportation, energy development, and various other land uses. 

The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation to ensure the larger landscape remains healthy enough to support these various land uses and purposes, including the purposes for Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge.

Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System; other local, state, and tribal government agencies; and private landowners and organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.