In December 2010, Volpe completed a study to characterize the use of transit and non-motorized transportation modes for visitor access to National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs). The study identifies existing and high-potential transit and trail connections and determines factors that contribute to the success of those modes for NWR access. Included in the study are case studies of five best-practice NWRs and a matrix of quantitative scores assigned to urban NWRs. The study provides a tool for Fish and Wildlife Service staff, partner agencies, and friends groups to recognize potential connections, set priorities for future planning, and ultimately enhance alternative transportation access to NWRs.
Final Report, December 2010
National Wildlife Refuges Assessment of Visitor Access Report (PDF, 2.1MB)