URBAN WILDLIFE REFUGES
Urban areas present a strategic opportunity to reach new audiences that are currently not visiting nor aware of the U.S. Fish and Service. National Wildlife Refuges that are in the heart of where the people are located provide the best opportunity to engage new audiences. Building this constituency ultimately benefits the entire Service and the broader conservation community by nurturing new supporters who care.
Regional Priority National Wildlife Refuges are models of community-centered wildlife conservation and are 25-miles from populations of 250,000 or more.