Jackie Ferrier 530-934-2801
Scott Flaherty 916-978-6156
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it has completed the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for the Sacramento, Delevan, Colusa, and Sutter National Wildlife Refuges (Refuges) and is making the plan and its accompanying Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) available to the public.
“The CCP outlines how the Refuges will fulfill its legal purposes and contribute to the National Wildlife Refuge System’s wildlife, habitat and visitor service goals,” said Kevin Foerster Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex Project Leader. “Implementation of the CCP will occur incrementally, as funding allows, for the next 15 years.”
The Refuges are part of the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex and are located in Glenn, Colusa, and Sutter counties. The Refuges’ wetland, upland, and riparian habitats provide food, water and cover for a diverse array of wildlife species. Those benefiting include both plants and animals whether endangered or abundant, resident or migratory, game or non-game. The CCP provides the framework for the Refuges to continue to restore and maintain habitat for threatened and endangered species, migratory birds, and native fish, wildlife, and plants. The Refuges are also open to compatible wildlife-dependant public uses including hunting, wildlife observation, photography, interpretation, and environmental education.
Copies of the Final CCP and FONSI are available on the Internet at: http://sacramentovalleyrefuges.fws.gov or by contacting Jackie Ferrier, Refuge Planner, Sacramento NWR Complex, 752 County Road 99W, Willows, California 95988, (530) 934-2801. Copies of the document have also been placed in libraries in Butte, Glenn, Colusa, and Sutter counties.
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 in California, Nevada and the Klamath Basin, and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov/cno.
More information about Sacramento, Delevan, Colusa, and Sutter Refuges is available on the Internet at: http://sacramentovalleyrefuges.fws.gov.