Extent of available data.
Data Source:US Fish & Wildlife Service
Update Fequency:As Needed
Tags:federal, Fish and Wildlife Service, refuges
This data layer indicates the location of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Simplified Sites. It was developed by the USFWS. Simplified Sites are the areas in which the USFWS has a realty interest. These include Wildlife Management Areas (WMA), Waterfowl Production Areas (WPA), and National Wildlife Refuges (NWR). Also included are WMA, NWR, and Wetland Management Districts (WMD) where the Farm Service Agency (US Department of Agriculture) has an interest. A primary goal of WMA, WPA, NWR, and WMD is to create and enhance habitat for wildlife. Many of these areas are also open to the public for recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, paddling, and hiking.