Management and Conservation

The following goals apply to all three Laramie Plains refuges. 

Research and Science Goal: Conduct natural resource management using sound science and applied research to advance the understanding of natural resource function.

Partnerships Goal: Work with partners to determine the wildlife and habitat resources on the refuges, to maximize wildlife habitat protection, and to increase understanding of wildlife needs, as well as the benefits wildlife offer to individuals and communities, on and off the refuges.

Cultural Resources Goal: Identify and evaluate the cultural resources on the refuges and protect those that are determined to be significant.

Refuge Operations Goal: Secure and demonstrate the effective use of funding, staffing, and partnerships for the benefit of all resources in support of the refuges and the Refuge System.

Law Enforcement

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement officers have a wide variety of duties and responsibilities. Officers help visitors understand and obey wildlife protection laws. They work closely with state and local government offices to enforce federal, state and refuge hunting regulations that protect migratory birds and other game species from illegal take and preserve legitimate hunting opportunities. 

Laws and Regulations

Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the activities offered on the Refuge while observing the following rules to protect wildlife and their habitats. These extra rules and regulations are intended to protect wildlife, wildlife habitat and the safety of our visitors and staff. The Refuge is also subject to all Federal, State, and local laws and regulations. Be safe and enjoy your national wildlife refuge national wildlife refuge
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