Exhibit 3, 341 FW 2, Conceptual Management Plan


FWM#:    250 (new)
Date:       April 12, 1996
Series:     Real Property
Part 341: Land Acquisition
Originating Office: Division of Realty

CRANE MEADOWS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Morrison County, Minnesota
 
U.S. Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service
Region 3
Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building
One Federal Drive
Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111-4056
December 1991

 
CONCEPTUAL MANAGEMENT PLAN
 
CRANE MEADOWS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
 
 
 
 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

Introduction

I. Goals of the National Wildlife Refuge System
II. Refuge Administration
III. Habitat Management
IV. Population Monitoring
V. Public Use Opportunities and Management
VI. Facilities Management
VII. Miscellaneous (Fire and Crop Depredation Management)
 
 

List of Figures
 

Figure 1. Map of Proposed Refuge

List of Tables
 

Table 1. General Refuge Regulations Common to Many National
                Wildlife Refuges
 



 
CONCEPTUAL MANAGEMENT PLAN
PROPOSED CRANE MEADOWS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
MORRISON COUNTY, MINNESOTA
 
INTRODUCTION
 

This management plan for the proposed Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) (Figure 1) presents a general outline on how the Refuge would be operated and managed. As a conceptual plan, it does not provide extensive detail, pinpoint exactly where facilities would be, or show where public use would be allowed. Those details will be included in formal Refuge management planning with input from the public and in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, as well as the compatibility requirements in the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act and the Refuge Recreation Act. However, this plan should answer those questions commonly posed by landowners and the general public during the entire planning and public involvement process.

I. GOALS OF THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM
 

II. REFUGE ADMINISTRATION
  III. HABITAT MANAGEMENT IV. POPULATION MONITORING V. PUBLIC USE OPPORTUNITIES AND MANAGEMENT Due to the interest in public use opportunities, each activity is discussed below. General public use regulations, based on the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act, are shown in Table 1.
Table 1. General Refuge Regulations Common to Many
National Wildlife Refuges
 
  VI. FACILITIES MANAGEMENT VII. MISCELLANEOUS

FIRE MANAGEMENT

CROP DEPREDATIONS, OTHER PEST CONTROL
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