Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), though diminutive in size, is an
important part of a larger area aptly named Great Point. It has great value to
the wildlife that uses its beaches, from coastal birds including piping plovers and
Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Carlton
Pond Waterfowl Production Area are managed by the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service (USFWS, Service, we, our) as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System
(Refuge System). The Refuge System...
Endangered species; Habitat conservation; Policies; Threatened species; Work of the Service
This article in the Endangered Species Bulletin November/December, Vol. XXIV no. 6. explains how a species becomes listed under the Endangered Species Act. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 gives the Secretary of the Interior responsibility for...