mouth of a wolf that was being collared

Refuge staff tracks the populations of a host of terrestrial, aquatic and marine fish and wildlife species and their habitats, and monitors environmental conditions. 

 Togiak Refuge staff don't spend much time moving dirt, modifying water levels, burning the woods, or fighting exotic invaders, tasks that often consume the time of refuge staffers in the Lower 48. Mother Nature handles most of those activities here. Management of this refuge consists primarily of keeping a finger on the pulse of the ecosystem and managing human uses to ensure the continuation of the pristine conditions that have existed over the millennia.  

To learn more about the research projects that have been or are being conducted at Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, use one of the links below. To learn about wildlife species that are found on Togiak Refuge, and access photos and life history information, please visit our Wildlife and Habitat page.