Managing National Wildlife Refuges for Historic or Non-Historic Conditions: Determining the Role of the Refuge in the Ecosystem

Posted: 27 Dec 2007

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Richard L. Schroeder

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Jeanne Holler

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John P. Taylor

Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Abstract

The 1997 Refuge Improvement Act mandates that National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) develop Comprehensive Conservation Plans and that the Refuge System be administered in a manner that ensures the biological integrity, diversity, and environmental health of the System are maintained. Refuges must determine their role in the landscape and decide if refuge lands will be managed for historic or non-historic conditions. This decision should be based on an understanding of the Refuge Purpose and supported by available science. Case studies for Sherburne NWR and Bosque del Apache NWR illustrate two possible approaches to determining future management.

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Schroeder, Richard L. and Holler, Jeanne and Taylor, John P., Managing National Wildlife Refuges for Historic or Non-Historic Conditions: Determining the Role of the Refuge in the Ecosystem. Natural Resources Journal, Vol. 44, No. 4, Fall 2004 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=786184

Richard L. Schroeder (Contact Author)

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Jeanne Holler

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John P. Taylor

Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Commercial Law Studies

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