[Federal Register: June 20, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 119)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Availability of Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and 
Environmental Assessment for Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge, 
Hartford, KS

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 Draft Flint Hills National 
Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental 
Assessment. This Plan describes how the FWS intends to manage the Flint 
Hills NWR for the next 10-15 years.

DATES: Submit written comments by July 20, 2000. All comments need to 
be addressed to: Adam Misztal, Refuge Planner, Land Acquisition and 
Refuge Planning, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 25486, DFC, 
Denver, CO 80225.

ADDRESSES: A copy of the Draft Plan may be obtained by writing to U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, Flint Hills NWR, P.O. Box 128, Hartford, KS 
66854 or download from http://www.r6.fws.gov/larp/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Misztal, U.S. fish and Wildlife 
Service, P.O. Box 25486 DFC, Denver CO 80225, 303/236-8145 extension 
607: fax 303/236-8680: E-Mail: adam_misztal@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge 
straddles the Neosho River in eastern Kansas. The area is dominated by 
complex resource management issues revolving around the flood control 
function of John Redmond Reservoir. Activities associated with 
agriculture, flood control, and public recreation have placed 
increasing demands on the landscape and identified the need for more 
responsible utilization of land and water resources that support the 
remaining native ecosystem components.
    Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge will continue to conserve 
habitat for the diverse array of native plants and animals that rely 
upon the resources of the Refuge for survival. This Plan describes the 
conservation activities that the Fish and Wildlife Service intends to 
carry out on Flint Hills NWR and other areas of the Neosho watershed.

    Dated: June 8, 2000.
Patricia L. Smith,
Acting Regional Director, Denver, Colorado.
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