Projects and Research

Wapack National Wildlife Refuge is managed to preserve its natural conditions in a setting that appears to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature.

From the refuge’s Comprehensive Conservation Plan, there are three broad management goals:

Goal 1. Allow natural processes and disturbances to enhance biological diversity and integrity of upland wildlife habitat.

Goal 2. Establish a public use program that will encourage compatible, low-impact recreation on refuge trails.

Goal 3. Enhance the conservation and stewardship of wildlife resources through partnerships with public and private conservation groups, private landowners, State agencies and local entities.