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A Landscape-Scale Approach to Refuge Planning

The report examines how Refuge System planning will address large-scale conservation challenges such as climate change, while maintaining the integrity of management and conservation delivery within refuge boundaries.
“A Landscape-Scale Approach to Refuge System Planning" addresses a key recommendation from Conserving the Future: Wildlife Refuges and the Next Generation, the U.S. Fish and  Wildlife Service’s 21st century strategic vision for the National Wildlife Refuge System. The report examines how Refuge System planning will address large-scale conservation challenges such as climate change, while maintaining the integrity of management and conservation delivery within refuge boundaries. It recommends the Refuge System focus the next generation of planning on landscape conservation designs developed by the greater conservation community through partnership in Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. This approach is consistent with strategic habitat conservation and is part of a partnership-driven conservation strategy that identifies desired future conditions and management prescriptions at multiple scales across jurisdictions.

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