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.