Deer Flat NWR
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Public Input Received
Extended Team Meetings (June 2011)
Work Sessions (September 2010)
Scoping Comment Period (July-September 2010)
We held Extended Team meetings on 15-16 June 2011 with subject-matter experts from partner agencies. Approximately twenty extended team members attended this two-day session to provide feedback on the preliminary draft vision, goals, objectives, and alternatives.
Notes from the meetings and discussions are provided below:
We held two Work Sessions on 23-25 September 2010 to involve stakeholders in brainstorming possible solutions to key management issues.
Approximately 50 people joined us for the work sessions, including representatives from local groups with Refuge interests and citizens who had commented during scoping. Citizens who had offered solution-oriented comments and who had differing viewpoints on the selected issues were invited. The sessions were open to the public (a notice was posted in the Idaho Press-Tribune and on the Refuge web site) and 6 members of the public viewed the work sessions at some point during the three days.
Participants met for a total of six hours. At the outset, the participants introduced themselves and explained their interest in Deer Flat NWR. Next, Refuge staff provided an overview of the Refuge and of the CCP process. An open question / answer time followed. During the second half of each session, the participants worked in small “breakout” groups. Asked to “play Refuge manager for the day,” participants brainstormed solutions to specific management issues, including surface water recreation, upland recreation, and hunting.
The following summarize public comments received during the Public Scoping period in Summer 2010. Scoping officially ran from 15 July - 10 September 2010. However, some comments received before and after those dates are also included in this report.
Scoping Report (PDF file larger than 500 kb)
Scoping Comments(PDF file larger than 500 kb)