Accession Number:

ADA396490

Title:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Information on Oil and Gas Activities in the National Wildlife Refuge System

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

This report responds to a request for specific information on activities related to oil and gas development and production that occurs in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services National Wildlife Refuge System. The first national wildlife refuge was created in 1903 when President Theodore Roosevelt set aside a tiny island off the east coast of Florida for the protection of pelicans and other species of birds. Since then, the National Wildlife Refuge System has grown to encompass more than 93 million acres of land and more than 560 national wildlife refuges and wetland management districts. At least one of these units can be found in every state and U.S. territory.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology
  • Mining Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE