Washington International Law Journal


This Comment addresses the problem of incompatible uses on refuge lands. Section I briefly summarizes the history and management of the NWRS and sets forth the basic tenets of the NWRS Administration Act's "compatibility" standard. Section II points out the problems of incompatible secondary uses on refuge lands. Section III examines the possible reasons behind the FWS's acquiescence to these incompatible recreational and economic uses and proposes solutions. Finally, this Comment concludes that an organic act, coupled with increased funding, would help the NWRS achieve its primary goal of providing protection for wildlife resources and their habitats.

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