Management and Conservation

Refuges use a variety of science-based management tools to address biological challenges. These tools range from active water management to prescribed fire, all aimed at ensuring a balanced conservation approach to benefit both wildlife and people. 

Detailed information on our refuge's plans can be found in the Comprehensive Conservation Plan below:

Law Enforcement

Law enforcement is an integral part of managing the National Wildlife Refuge System. Refuge law enforcement officers are responsible for upholding federal laws and regulations that protect natural resources, the public, and employees.

Laws and Regulations

Public use regulations are designed to protect the sportsman and wildlife populations. The Public Use Regulations provided supplement the general regulations which govern all public uses on national wildlife refuges as set forth in Title 50, Code of Federal Regulations. Hunting and fishing will be in accordance with applicable State and Refuge specific regulations.