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 Immediate Release

April 22, 2013

Contacts:

Toni Griffin (303) 236-4378
Mike Oldham (620) 486-2393

 

Draft Conservation Plan Released for Quivira National Wildlife Refuge

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service)Has Released a Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

Comments Concerning This Plan Will Be Accepted During the 30-day Public Comment Period
The Service has developed a Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and are asking for public review and comment on this draft plan. The Draft CCP/EA describes and evaluates various alternatives for managing the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. Three alternatives, including a No Action Alternative (Alternative A) as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, are described, compared, and assessed for the refuge. The final version of this plan will guide management of the refuge for the next 15 years.

Individual or group representatives may visit the project website http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/planning/ccp/ks/qvr/qvr.html to learn more or to provide comments. The Service will gather public input as part of public comment period until May 20, 2013. All comments received by May 20th will be considered by the Service during completion of the Final CCP.

Public meetings regarding the draft plan will begin with an informational presentation; followed by an open house where individuals can meet one-on-one with the Service staff for additional discussion afterwards. The meetings will be at the following dates and locations:

Monday, April 29, 2013
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Stafford Senior Center
130 South Main
Stafford, Kansas

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Great Plains Nature Center
6232 East 29th Street North
Wichita, Kansas

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Front Door Community Center
1615 Tenth Street
Great Bend, Kansas

Information will broadcast via local radio stations in the event of a cancellation or postponement. For more information or to provide comments, contact:

Toni Griffin, Planning Team Leader
Division of Refuge Planning
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
P.O. Box 25486, DFC
Denver, Colorado 80225
303-236-4378

Mike Oldham, Project Leader
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge
1434 NE. 80th Street
Stafford, Kansas 67578
620-486-2393

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 http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/. Connect with our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/USFWSMountainPrairie, follow our tweets at http://twitter.com/USFWSMtnPrairie, watch our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsmtnprairie/

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