After reviewing comments and consultation with experts and partner organizations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made a Finding of No Significant Impact in implementing the proposed alternative outlined in the draft Habitat Management Plan for Parker River and Thacher Island National Wildlife Refuges. The finalized plan can be read here, a summary of frequently asked questions can be read here, and hard copies are available at the visitor center. Thank you to everyone who participated in this public process.
Staff are currently reviewing all public comments submitted between November 1-30, 2023. We are in the process of analyzing comments and editing the plan and anticipate the final draft to be published later this winter. While the public comment period has ended, anyone with potentially viable land exchange opportunities may still reach out to refuge staff at email@example.com (see this page for specific land exchange criteria).
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The refuge supports a wide variety of wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities. You can learn more about how to enjoy some of our popular activities using the links below:
- Walking, Hiking & Jogging
- Wildlife Observation & Photography
- Boating & Paddling
- Beach Use
***If purchasing passes at the refuge, payment can be made by cash or check only. Please call ahead to ensure that someone will be able to sell you a pass when you wish to come. Alternatively, most passes can be purchased online through Rec Access or USGS.***
Location and Contact Information
To schedule a program, tour, or field trip of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, contact us at 978-465-5753, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.