Office of External Affairs
Mountain-Prairie Region

NEWS RELEASE

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mountain-Prairie Region
134 Union Boulevard
Lakewood, Colorado 80228

July 7, 2008

Contact: Paul Halko, (701) 662-8611

              Laura King (701) 724 3598, ext. 114

 

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE TO HOLD PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

ON DRAFT COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION PLAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR

SULLYS HILL NATIONAL GAME PRESERVE

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold an open house at the Sullys Hill National Game Preserve Visitor Center in Fort Totten, ND, On July 22, 2008, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

The purpose of this open house is to invite comments from the public on the draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Sullys Hill National Game Preserve.

 

The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 requires that all refuges be managed in accordance with an approved CCP which, when implemented, will achieve refuge purposes; help fulfill the Refuge System mission; maintain and, where appropriate, restore the ecological integrity of each refuge and the Refuge System; and meet other mandates.  The CCP will guide management decisions and set forth goals, objectives, and strategies for the refuge to accomplish these tasks over a fifteen year time frame. 

 

A short presentation will be made on the draft plan for Sullys Hill, including the proposed actions contained in the plan.  The public is invited to offer their comments, which will be collected and presented to the planning team for consideration. For directions to the visitor center, please call the district headquarters at (701) 662-8611.

 

Copies of the full document and/or a summary of the plan (known as a planning update) can be obtained at the Service’s Devils Lake Wetland Management District Office at 221 2nd Street West in Devils Lake, North Dakota or you can request copies by calling their office at (701) 662-8611. These documents are also available online at http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/planning/ccp.htm. Follow the Sullys Hill National Game Preserve link on this page to review the plan or planning update.

 

If you cannot attend this open house, you may still provide written comments on this document by letter, fax, or email. All comments must be emailed or postmarked by July 25, 2008 to be considered.

 

Email: sullyshill@fws.gov

 

Postal Mail:  Laura King, Planning Team Leader, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9754 143 ½ Avenue SE Cayuga, ND 58013

 

Fax: 701/724 3683 Attn: Laura King, Planning Team Leader

 

The Service looks forward to visiting with and hearing from the public on this planning effort.

 

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.

 

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