This report focuses on only one of the values generated by national wildlife refuges: how recreational visitors impact local income and employment. Travel to participate in non-consumptive uses of the natural environment has been called...
Military; Biography; History; Employees (USFWS); Youth; Recreation; Management; Hiking; Wilderness; Work of the Service; Wildlife refuges; Public access; Planning;
John Kurtz oral history transcript as conducted by Norman Olson. John Kurtz also spent time in the Phoenix Area Office in charge of refuges in Arizona and New Mexico. He also worked as supervisor for the northern refuges in Alaska.
Freshwater Fishes; Fishes; Recreation; Sport Fishing; Wildlife refuges; Togiak National Wildlife Refuge; Togiak Gallery
Wildlife Biologist Rob MacDonald holding Rainbow Trout. Resident fish such as the Rainbow Trout draw anglers from around the world to Southwest Alaska. Catch-and-release fishing is encouraged to conserve these fish and is required in some areas.