[Federal Register: June 27, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 124)]
[Page 39626]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice of Availability of Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan 
and Environmental Assessment for Ottawa, Cedar Point and West Sister 
Island National Wildlife Refuges, Oak Harbor, OH

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 Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge 
Complex Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental 
Assessment. The Plan describes how the Service intends to manage the 
Ottawa Refuge Complex for the next 10-15 years.

DATES: Submit written comments by July 28, 2000. All comments should be 
addressed to Gary Muehlenhardt (RE-AP), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, MN 55111. Comments may also be 
submitted through the Service's regional Web site at http://

ADDRESSES: A copy of the Plan or a summary may be obtained by writing 
to Gary Muehlenhardt at the address above or placing a request through 
the Web site.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information contact 
Larry Martin, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. State Route 2, 
Oak Harbor, OH 43449, phone (419) 898-0014 or E-mail: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Located east of Toledo, Ohio, the Ottawa 
National Wildlife Refuge Complex is a unique slice of marshland on the 
southwestern shore of Lake Erie. As a major migration corridor, the 
area is vital to migratory birds including waterfowl, shorebirds, 
raptors and songbirds that need rest and food either after crossing 
Lake Erie on their way south or before they head back north over the 
winter. As much as 70 percent of the Mississippi flyway's population of 
black ducks use Lake Erie marshes during migration.
    The Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan emphasizes the habitat 
needs of fish and wildlife as well as opportunities for wildlife-
dependent recreation.

    Dated: June 20, 2000.
Marvin E. Moriarty,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 00-16174 Filed 6-26-00; 8:45 am]