Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge
44843 County Road 19, Odessa, MN 56276
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2012
Alice Hanley, 320-273-2191, email@example.com
Public Comments Sought on Future Plans for Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge
As part of the planning process for the future management of Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites the public to attend an open house from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on May 23, 2012, to learn more and to pass along comments and concerns about a draft comprehensive management plan (CCP) and environmental assessment (EA) developed by the refuge. The open house will be held at the Odessa City Hall in Odessa, Minnesota.
The purpose of the draft CCP and EA is to describe how Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge can best be managed over the next 15 years to conserve habitat for wildlife and plants, and to connect visitors with the natural environment.
Written comments on the draft CCP and EA will be accepted until close of business on June 8, 2012. Comments can be submitted at the open house on May 23; mailed to Alice Hanley, Refuge Manager, Big Stone NWR, Attn: CCP Comment, 44843 County Road 19, Odessa, MN 56276; or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org (please put “Big Stone CCP Comment” in the subject line).
Copies of the CCP and EA, which include long-term management decisions for the Refuge, are available by contacting Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge, 44843 County Road 19, Odessa, MN 56276; telephone: 320-273-2191. Copies are also available for review at the following libraries:
• Grant County Public Library, 207 East Park Avenue, Milbank, SD 57252
• Ortonville Public Library, 412 NW 2nd Street, Ortonville, MN 56278
• Madison Public Library, 401 6th Avenue, Madison, MN 56256
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