Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Klamath Marsh NWR Available for Public Review
Comment Period Closes September 18, 2009
The Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) was released for public review and comment August 4, 2009.
Public meetings are scheduled for August 18 from 6:30 -8:30 pm at the Klamath Falls Shilo Inn (ballroom), 2500 Almond St., Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601; and, on August 19 from 6:30 -8:30 pm at the Chiloquin Community Center, 216 1st. Ave. Chiloquin, Oregon 97624.
The Draft CCP/EA identifies three alternatives for how the Refuge will be managed over the next 15 years. The Service’s preferred alternative would restore the portion of the Williamson River and Big Spring Creek on the Refuge. In addition, the Service would substantially improve management of emergent marsh, meadows, ponderosa pine forest and aspen to increase habitat value for migratory birds and other wildlife.
Printed documents may be viewed Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 4009 Hill Road, Tulelake, CA, and at several local libraries. For more information, please contact Dave Menke at (530) 667-2231.
Written comments must be received at the address below on or before Friday, September 18, 2009.Comments should be sent to Mark Pelz, Chief, Refuge Planning, 2800 Cottage Way, W-1832, Sacramento, CA, 95825, phone (916) 414-6500.
The Draft CCP/EA and associated appendices can be downloaded at the links below. Please be patient as these are large files and may require a few minutes to download, depending on your Internet connection. All files and updates are available in Adobe portable document format (.pdf) and require Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view. Select this link to download a free copy of Acrobat Reader.
Draft Klamath Marsh NWR CCP/EA ( 6.9 MB .pdf)
Draft Klamath Marsh NWR CCP/EA Appendices A-G ( 3 MB .pdf)
Draft Klamath Marsh NWR CCP/EA Appendices H - N ( 7.2 MB .pdf)
Draft Klamath Marsh NWR CCP/EA Appendices O - S ( 5.5 MB .pdf)