Willamette Valley NWR Complex

Pacific Region

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Visit the Refuges' website: http://www.fws.gov/WillametteValley/complex/index.

E-mail:
FW1PlanningComments@fws.gov
(Please include Willamette Valley NWRC in the subject.)

Comprehensive Conservation Plan

Status: As of April 19, 2012

The Service has prepared a Deer Hunting Plan and a Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) for the modified deer hunt program at William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), which includes maps in Appendix 1. These documents are tiered from the September 2011 Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuges Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment.

We developed the Deer Hunt Plan and Supplemental EA to consolidate information and provide reviewers a more succinct evaluation and analysis of the effects on the human environment associated with modified black-tailed deer hunting opportunities at William L. Finley NWR. The documents were available for public review and comment from March 22, 2012, through April 16, 2012. We did not receive any comments on either the Deer Hunting Plan or Supplemental EA. Our Finding of No Significant Impact is now available.

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Status: As of December 2011

The Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment (CCP/EA) is available.The CCP/EA maps are available in a separate file for your convenience. We analyzed management alternatives for the Ankeny, Baskett Slough, and William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuges (Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex) in the Final CCP/EA, and selected Alternative 2 for implementation in the Finding of No Significant Impact. A summary of the CCP/EA is provided in Planning Update 5 February 2012 (2103 kb)

Address questions to:
Project Leader
Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex
26208 Finley Refuge Road
Corvallis, OR 97333-9533
Phone: (541) 757-7236
Fax: (541) 757-4450


Please note: Documents previously posted are available below.

CCP Planning Documents Available Online:
You can read, print, or download the following documents online using Adobe Acrobat's Portable Document Format (PDF). A free copy of the Adobe software is available from the Adobe website.

William L. Finley NWR Modified Deer Hunt Program Supplemental EA:

William L. Finley NWR Modified Deer Hunt Program Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) (pdf 177 kb)

Appendix 1. Maps (pdf 4 mb)

Final CCP/EA:

Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment (pdf 10 mb)

Final CCP/EA maps (pdf 8 mb)

Draft CCP/EA:

Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment (pdf 16 mb)

Planning Updates:

Planning Update 1 January 2008 (pdf 1,020 kb)

Planning Update 2 September 2008 (pdf 384 kb)

Planning Update 3 August 2009 (pdf 501 kb)

Planning Update 4 May 2011 (pdf 896 kb)

Federal Register Notices and News Releases:

Notice of Intent February 29, 2008

Notice of Availability May 25, 2011

Review our news release announcing the Draft CCP/EA.