A conservation area is a type of national wildlife refuge national wildlife refuge
A national wildlife refuge is typically a contiguous area of land and water managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  for the conservation and, where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

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that consists primarily or entirely of conservation easements on private lands. These conservation easements support private landowner efforts to protect important habitat for fish and wildlife and major migration corridors while helping to keep agricultural lands in production. There are 13 conservation areas in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Oak Savanna
Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area is 66 acres of upland oak savanna, established in 2016 and open to the public for some recreation opportunities. The refuge strives to protect, restore and manage ecological processes within the Kankakee River Basin, benefiting many species of...
A juvenile bison stands in a group of adult bison.
Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area, established in 2012, is located in the transition zone between the Great Plains and the Southern Rocky Mountains. The refuge is 4,224 acres and has shortgrass prairie, riparian wetlands, piñon/juniper, oak, and coniferous forests. Five miles...