Division of Refuge Planning, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

Data Center Description
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Region of the
Division of Refuge Planning provides access to proposals for
establishing, expanding, or managing national wildlife refuges
in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii, Guam,
and the Pacific Islands. Before a new refuge is established, or
the boundary of an existing refuge is significantly revised, the
Fish and Wildlife Service completes a detailed planning process
to consider the effects of these actions on wildlife, habitat,
and people. The Service follows a similar process when deciding
how refuges will be managed. Planning contributes to informed
decision-making that recognizes the needs and interests of all
parties, while never losing sight of the mission and goals of
the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Website: http://www.r1.fws.gov/planning/default.htm

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