Office of External Affairs
Mountain-Prairie Region

NEWS RELEASE

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

For Release on March 28, 2012

Contacts:
Laura King, 406-644-2211, ext. 210
Tom Reed, 406-777-5552

Fish and Wildlife Service To Hold a Public Meeting Regarding the Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge

Public Is Invited to Provide Comments Until April 30

On April 9, 2012 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 Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge. The meeting will be held between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the refuge office in Stevensville, 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 headquarters at (406) 777-5552.

Copies of the full document and/or a summary (planning update) may be obtained at the refuge office at 4567 WildFowl Lane in Stevensville, Montana, or you can request copies by calling the refuge office at (406) 777-5552 or emailing them at leemetcalf@fws.gov. You can also view these documents online at:
www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/planning/ccp/mt/lmc/lmc.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 April 30, 2012 to be considered.

Email:leemetcalf@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.

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. Connect with the Service’s Mountain-Prairie Region via our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/USFWSMountainPrairie, follow our tweets at http://twitter.com/USFWSMtnPrairie, download photos from our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/51986662@N05, and watch our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/usfws.
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