Laws and Regulations

In addition to other state and federal laws and regulations (including regulations written by the State of Alaska/Alaska Department of Fish and Game), regulations specific to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 50 CFR 36.39: these Kenai Refuge-specific regulations cover topics relevant to aircraft, motorboat, all-terrain vehicle use, hunting, fishing, and more. Maps of designated areas open to specific public use activities on the refuge are available from Refuge Headquarters. When in doubt, call us, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. 

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 directs Federal agencies to preserve, restore, and maintain historic cultural environments.

The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act provides authority, guidelines and directives for the Service to improve the National Wildlife Refuge System; administers a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and restoration of fish, wildlife and plant...

The National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Act reinforces the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act provisions to raise public understanding and appreciation for the refuge system; calls on the Secretary of the Interior to establish a Centennial Commission to oversee special public...

The National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer Improvement Act authorizes cooperative agreements with nonprofit partner organizations, academic institutions, or State and local governments to construct, operate, maintain, or improve refuge facilities and services, and to promote volunteer, outreach, and...

Spells out wildlife conservation as the fundamental mission of the Refuge System; requires comprehensive conservation planning to guide management of the Refuge System; directs the involvement of private citizens in land management decisions; and provides that compatible wildlife-dependent...