Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge

What We Do

Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge uses an array of management tools to ensure the conservation of species and habitats and to keep visitors educated, protected, and most importantly appreciating nature. Fire management and comprehensive conservation planning to recreation management and everything in between.

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 Determinations

Education & Outreach

Fire Management

Law Enforcement

Recreation Management

Species Research

Law Enforcement

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.