Resource Management

Resource Management

The main habitat goal of West Sister Island National Wildlife Refuge is to provide habitat conditions favorable to colonial nesting wading birds without compromising the wilderness integrity.


A habitat program designed to create nesting habitat for black-crowned night herons started in 1997. The program consists of cutting one acre of trees each season to allow for re-sprouting and growth. This has provided a shrub layer for the nesting black-crowned night herons.