All across the continent, waterfowl habitat is maintained, enhanced, and managed by a small army of people that oversees millions of acres of land.
Their jobs are not easy.
There are many variables that effect their decisions, and in some instances their plans can be significantly impacted, for example, by lack of available water.
Some of their many responsibilities include:
- infrastructure improvements such as road, levee, and water delivery systems
- new development or upgrading of existing wetlands
- field or marsh maintenance, including discing, planting and water management
- monitoring for weather changes and adjusting day to day activities based on those deviations
- managing waterfowl and other hunt programs
So to those Refuge Managers that have been able to wade through the complex challenges their jobs entail, and in the end help improve our duck and goose hunting opportunities, we thank you. It is the fruits of your yearlong efforts that we enjoy every Fall and Winter.
In fact, we want to recognize the outstanding Refuge Managers across the US and Canada.
As such, we are now taking nominations for the 2011 RefugeRat.com Refuge Manager of the Year.
And we wish all Refuge Managers good luck. You are truly appreciated by all of us.
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