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Public access within the National Wildlife Refuge System

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources. Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

Public access within the National Wildlife Refuge System

oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans of the Committee on Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, Thursday, May 26, 2005

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources. Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • National Wildlife Refuge System (U.S.) -- Management,
  • Wildlife refuges -- Public use -- United States

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 118 p. :
    Number of Pages118
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15580038M
    ISBN 100160750601
    OCLC/WorldCa62578112

    A proposal from the Trump administration threatens to open m acres of wildlife refuge and fish hatchery land for hunting and fishing. 1 If passed, the new rules would allow the hunting of deer, bears, elk, mountain lions and migratory birds on public lands across the U.S. The proposal would also allow alligator hunting at three national wildlife refuges, and sport fishing at hatcheries.   U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced this week from Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge a proposal for new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) across more than million acres.

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is planning to increase public access through new or expanded hunting and sport fishing opportunities at four national wildlife refuges in Kansas. Hunting and fishing programs are administered to ensure sustainable wildlife populations on refuge lands where these activities are compatible with the refuge’s management goals and other recreational activities. “The National Wildlife Refuge Association is the only non-profit exclusively focused on protecting and promoting the million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System, the world’s largest network of lands and waters set aside for wildlife conservation.

    The National Wildlife Refuge System is an unparalleled network of national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts. There is a national wildlife refuge within an hour’s drive of.   “With newly expanded public access across hundreds of thousands of acres within the National Wildlife Refuge System, Americans have more opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. I encourage everyone to get out and visit a refuge near you.” Since , national wildlife refuges have provided vital habitat for thousands of wildlife species.


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Public access within the National Wildlife Refuge System by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources. Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Download PDF EPUB FB2

Russell Butcher's America's National Wildlife Refuges: A Complete Guide is a grand invitation to visit the country's more than refuges. Edward Nickens Wildlife Conservation) Butcher's book is far more than a guide; it is an invitation to come to know and cherish the units across the entire range of the National Wildlife Refuge System/5(5).

Public Lands and Waters Founded by President Theodore Roosevelt in and administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Wildlife Refuge System is a diverse network of lands and waters dedicated to conserving America’s rich fish and wildlife heritage. The book: describes the National Wildlife Refuge System and its legal history offers a detailed breakdown of the act, including its purpose, designated uses, comprehensive planning provisions, substantive management criteria, and public participation aspects considers individual refuges and specific issues that apply to only certain refuges discusses oil and gas development in refuges offers observations about how well the refuge system law Cited by: Public access within the National Wildlife Refuge System: oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans of the Committee on Resources, U.S.

House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, Thursday, Each one of us, through our interactions with the public, represent the National Wildlife Refuge System brand. Public access within the National Wildlife Refuge System book This unique training program will help us deliver conservation in a friendly and inspirational voice from the ground to better connect to our local communities and our visitors.

National Wildlife Refuge Overview Plus Six Refuge Tours Teddy Roosevelt's your host as "America's Wildest Places - Volume 2" takes you to six more of America's outstanding National Wildlife Refuges. National Wildlife Refuge System 'A Place for Wildlife and People'.

The Refuge System is an unparalleled network of national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts. There is a national wildlife refuge within an hour’s drive of most major metropolitan areas. More than 55 million Americans visit refuges every year.

Permitted uses within the National Wildlife Refuge System are governed by the National Wildlife Refuge System Administra­ tion Act of (Public Lawas amended) and the Refuge Recreation Act (Public Lawas amended).

Both Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge Public Use Plan, June 1. The National Wildlife Refuges provides a comprehensive examination of the laws and policies governing management of the national wildlife refuges, offering for the first time a practical description and analysis of the management regime outlined in the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act.

The act is the first new statute governing a system of federal public lands enacted. USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System, Falls Church, Virginia. likes 2, talking about this. The nation's premier network of public lands and. • –Amendment to the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of •Six priority public uses on refuges •Clarify the compatibility process •Completion of CCPs for all refuges within 15 years.

•Biological Integrity Mandate. The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act closes national wildlife refuges in all States except Alaska to all uses until opened. The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) may open refuge areas to any use upon a determination that the use is compatible with the purposes of the refuge and the National Wildlife Refuge System mission.

Trump Administration Proposes Opening Wildlife Refuges In All 50 States To Hunting, Fishing. By Matthew Russell.

Proper greatergood_ctg_belowtitle. While residents of the United States are quarantined at home, conserving resources in the midst of global pandemic and the highest unemployment rate in decades, a proposal from the Trump administration threatens to open m acres of wildlife refuge.

Background. The mission of the refuge system is "To administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of the present and future generations of Americans" (National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of ).

The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (Public Law ) created the Refuge Roads Program. Refuge roads are those public roads that provide access to or within a unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System and for which title and maintenance responsibility is vested in.

Here’s where new acres could be open to sportsmen and women by fall This week, the Department of the Interior announced its latest proposal for expanding hunting and fishing access on National Wildlife Refuges and National Fish Hatcheries, which the department says would represent the single largest boost to access on U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service lands in the agency’s history. National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act (Act) serves as the "organic act" for the National Wildlife Refuge System.

The Act, as amended, consolidated the various categories of lands, administered by the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) through the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), into a single National Wildlife Refuge System.

Conservation Benefits of the Refuge System Our National Wildlife Refuge System has incredible historic and enduring value. It helped America’s ducks and geese recover from the Dust Bowl of the 's. Now national wildlife refuges form virtual highways for birds along the major flyways used in annual migration.

This action is part of an annual update for the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) and the National Fish Hatchery System that ensures adequate public notice of openings and changes.

The Service operates hunting and sport fishing programs on refuges to implement the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of directives to. Public Access. Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial. Access for general visitation purposes was previously allowed at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge; however, due to recent reductions in refuge staff and operational capacity, historical and eco-tour access is currently not offered.

The very first national wildlife refuge was established at Pelican Island in Florida by none other than Theodore Roosevelt, who went on to create 52 bird refuges and 4 big game refuges between and A total of refuges now comprise the National Refuge System that spans some 95 million acres across the country.Although new closures have been announced at a few lakes, State Wildlife Areas, federal National Wildlife Refuges, and many recreation lakes remain open for visits, providing all social distancing.From the earliest years national wildlife refuges have played a major role in the evolution of resource conservation in the United States.

The National Wildlife Refuge System now comprises more than units in all 50 states, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, the Johnston Atoll, Midway Atoll and several other Pacific Islands. Refuges now encompass over 93 million acres .