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Comprehensive Conservation Planning

Erie Comprehensive Conservation Plan

The purpose of a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) is to specify a management direction for the refuge for the next 15 years.

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About the Complex

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Complex

As of 2007, Erie NWR shares staff with a sister refuge in Alabama, NY.

Erie is managed as part of the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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What's Happening On the Refuge

  • Kids, Be a Nature Explorer!

    Nature Explorer Promo

    The “Nature Explorer Program” turns children into nature detectives who must complete tasks or answer questions about the refuge to earn an embroidered patch. Learn about this program and others by visiting our Just For Kids page.

    Just For Kids
  • Know Before You Go

    Know Promo

    Since hunting is permitted on nature trails, all visitors should wear blaze orange during hunting season (September 1 – the end of February). Bring your own insect repellent, drinking water and sunscreen as needed. Restrooms are located at the refuge office and Deer Run Trail.

    Plan Your Visit
  • Wildlife

    Wildlife Promo

    There is wildlife to view year round at Erie National Wildlife Refuge! Grab your binoculars and camera and come see who you can spot.

    Wildlife & Habitat
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2015
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