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.   

Planning – Comprehensive Conservation Plan 

Habitat Restoration: 1-2 Sentence description  

Climate Resilience  

Conservation Easements 

Compatibility Determinations 

Contaminants Mitigation 

Cultural Resources 

Education & Outreach  

Fire Management 

Human Dimensions 

Invasive Species 

Inventory and Monitoring 

Land Acquisition 

Law Enforcement 

Pesticide Management 

Recreation Management 

Species Research  

Water Management 

Wildlife Health 

Our Services

At this field station we offer the following public services:  

Our Projects and Research

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge recently completed a large tidal marsh and beach restoration project, one of the largest ever in the eastern U.S.  The project restored a highly damaged tidal marsh/barrier beach ecosystem covering about 4,000 acres within the former freshwater impoundment system on the refuge. This coastal wetland restoration improves the ability of the refuge marshes to withstand future storms and sea level rise and improves habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife.  The restoration project is supported by funding from the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Act.  

Laws and Regulations

  • National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 
  • National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act 
  • National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act 
  • National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer Improvement Act 
  • National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer Improvement Act 
  • National Environmental Policy Act 
  • Endangered Species Act