Innoko Wilderness Area

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children.” -Theodore Roosevelt

The land is our most valuable resource. The Innoko National Wildlife Refuge protects vast tracts of wilderness and wildlife habitat for the benefit of the American people and future generations. Find out more about some of the planning and policy tools we use to accomplish this mission. 

  • Comprehensive Conservation Plan

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    Refuge management plans are called “comprehensive conservation plans” (CCPs). Innoko's CCP was updated in 2008. The purpose of a CCP is to specify a management direction for the refuge for the next 15 years. The refuge's goals, objectives, and strategies — including research and monitoring work, partnership opportunities, and management actions needed to achieve desired conditions – are described in the plan. 

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  • National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act

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    National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997: Innoko National Wildlife Refuge is part of a nationwide network of over 560 protected areas known as the National Wildlife Refuge System.  The NWRS Improvement Act defines a unifying mission for all refuges.  Each refuge must be managed to fulfill the specific purposes for which the refuge was established and the System mission. The first priority of each refuge is to conserve, manage, and if needed, restore fish and wildlife populations and habitats according to its purpose.

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