Increased Law Enforcement Due to Safety Concerns

During the recent wildfire on the SJNWR-Beeline Unit there were several safety concerns with individuals trespassing.  The Service will be rebuilding the boundary fence, reinstalling appropriate signs, and increasing Law Enforcement presence. Law Enforcement saturation patrols have already begun and will continue before, during and following the fencing operations. Law Enforcement goals are to protect the public, Refuge staff, and contractors. Preventing the new fence from being destroyed, stopping vehicle trespass and trash dumping, and ending target shooting onto the Refuge are additional objectives.

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