Management and Conservation

Refuges deploy a host of scientifically sound management tools to address biological challenges. These tools span active water management to wilderness character monitoring, all aimed at ensuring a balanced conservation approach to benefit both wildlife and people.  At this field station our conservation tool box includes: 

Planning – Comprehensive Conservation Plan 

Compatibility Determination 

Cultural Resources 

Education & Outreach

Invasive Species 

Inventory and Monitoring 

Law Enforcement 

Recreation Management 

Species Research  

Our Services

At this field station we offer the following public services:

Please note appointments are needed to obtain federal recreational lands passes, please call 978-443-4661 to schedule your appointment.

Some 30 national wildlife refuges  charge visitors a nominal entrance fee (generally $3-$5 daily)  to cover road and facility maintenance.  If you are a regular visitor or would like to visit other public lands, you could save by buying an America the Beautiful Federal...

Purchasing Federal Duck Stamps is easy! We offer a variety of methods for you to purchase the annual stamp – whether you need one for migratory bird hunting, admittance to a National Wildlife Refuge, as part of your stamp or art collection, to showcase the wildlife species, or because...

Our Projects and Research

Most research, projects, and initiatives on the refuges comprising the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex examine management of avian resources, various public uses, rare, threatened, or endangered species and habitats, and invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

Learn more about invasive species
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Law Enforcement

Guided by the founding principles of the National Wildlife Refuge System, and the mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, we shall protect wildlife and habitat and make refuges safe places for staff and visitors, we shall conserve America’s natural resources for now and in the future, and we shall exemplify excellence in public service to all.

Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex law enforcement is designed to help visitors enjoy the refuge and understand and obey wildlife protection laws. 

Laws and Regulations

Various laws and regulations define the authority and responsibility for the Fish and Wildlife Service to conserve and preserve species, and habitats on federal land.