Massasoit National Wildlife Refuge

What We Do

Wildlife conservation is at the heart of the National Wildlife Refuge System. It drives everything on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lands and waters managed within the Refuge System, from the purposes for which a national wildlife refuge national wildlife refuge
A national wildlife refuge is typically a contiguous area of land and water managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  for the conservation and, where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

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is established to the recreational activities offered to the resource management tools used. Using conservation best practices, the Refuge System manages Service lands and waters to help ensure the survival of native wildlife species.

Massasoit National Wildlife Refuge uses an array of management tools to ensure the conservation of species and habitats, such as comprehensive conservation planning, fire management and species research.

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

Fire Management

Species Research

Our Projects and Research

Research, monitoring, and recovery efforts for the endangered northern red-bellied cooter takes place at the refuge.

Law Enforcement

Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex law enforcement is designed to protect wildlife and habitat through state and federal 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.