[Federal Register: May 4, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 85)]
[Page 23852-23853]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Availability of Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and 
Environmental Assessment for Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge and 
Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for 
Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Valentine, NE

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Refuge Improvement Act of 1997, the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service has published the Fort Niobrara National Wildlife 
Refuge Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental 
Assessment and the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge Draft 
Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment. These 
Plans describes how the FWS intends to manage both the Fort Niobrara 
and Valentine NWRs for the next 10-15 years.

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ADDRESSES: A copy of either of the Plans may be obtained by writing to 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fort Niobrara/Valentine NWR Complex, HC 
14, Box 67, Valentine, NE 69201.
    The Plans can also be obtained electronically through the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service Region 6 Land Acquisition and Refuge Planning 
HomePage. The internet address to access the Plans is as follows: 
http://www.r6.fws.gov/larp. Follow the link to ``CCP Status in Region 
6,'' click on Nebraska on the Region 6 map, and look under the 
``Status'' column for links to both the Fort Niobrara and Valentine 
Draft CCPs.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernardo Garza, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, P.O. Box 25486 DFC, Denver, CO 80225, 303/236-8145 extension 
634; fax 303/236-4792.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Fort Niobrara and Valentine NWRs are located 
in north central Nebraska. These Plans and their supporting documents 
outline a vision for the management of each of these Refuges and 
specify how the largest contiguous block of federally owned Nebraska 
Sandhills grass-stabilized region can be managed to conserve indigenous 
wildlife and provide enjoyment to people. Opportunities for compatible 
wildlife-dependent recreation will continue to be provided.
    The comment period for these documents will be 60 days from the 
date of this notice. All comments need to be addressed to: Bernardo 
Garza, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Land Acquisition and Refuge 
Planning, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 25486 DFC, Denver, 
Colorado 80225.

    Dated: April 28, 1999.
Ralph O. Morgenweck,
Regional Director, Denver, Colorado.
[FR Doc. 99-11099 Filed 5-3-99; 8:45 am]