Office of External Affairs
Mountain-Prairie Region

NEWS RELEASE

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

From:
Laura King, Planning Team Leader, 406-644-2211, ext. 210
Carmen Luna, Refuge Manager, Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 406-654-286

June 14, 2011 

Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge to hold a public meeting to allow the public to comment on the draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment

On June 28, 2011 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold a meeting to hear comments from the public on the draft 15-year Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The meeting will be held between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the Great Northern Hotel meeting room in Malta, Montana. The Service will make a short presentation on the draft plan, and will discuss the planning team’s proposed actions. The public will then have an opportunity to offer their comments, which will be collected and presented to the planning team for consideration in the final plan. For directions to this meeting place, please call the refuge complex headquarters at (406) 654-2863.

Copies of the full document and/or a summary (planning update) may be obtained at the refuge office at 194 Bowdoin Auto Tour Rd. in Malta, Montana, or you can request copies by calling the refuge headquarters at (406) 654-2863 or emailing them at bowdoin@fws.gov. You can also view these documents online at www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/planning/ccp/mt/bwd/bwd.html.

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, 2011 to be considered.

Email: bowdoin@fws.gov

Postal Mail:  Laura King, Planning Team Leader, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 58355 Bison Range Rd., Moiese, Montana 59824

Fax: 406-644-2661 Attn: Laura King, Planning Team Leader

We look forward to visiting with the public and hearing your thoughts on this planning effort and resulting draft document.

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