[Federal Register: June 21, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 120)]
[Page 33267-33268]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Availability of an Environmental Assessment on the Proposal To 
Establish Operational/Experimental General Swan Hunting Seasons in the 
Pacific Flyway

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: This Notice advises the public that an Environmental 
Assessment on the Continuation of General Swan Hunting Seasons in 
Portions of the Pacific Flyway is available for public review.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Environmental Assessment can be obtained by 
writing to Robert Trost, Pacific Flyway Representative, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Division of Migratory Bird Management, 911 N.E. 11th 
Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232-4181. The Environmental Assessment may 
also be viewed via the Fish and Wildlife Service Home Page at http://

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Trost at: Pacific Flyway 
Representative, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Migratory 
Bird Management, 911 N.E. 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232-4181, 
(503) 231-6162.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Environmental Assessment includes a 
review of the 5-year experimental general swan hunting seasons which

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took place from 1995 to 2000 as well as a summary of the results of the 
2000 hunting season. Information from the most recent breeding season 
and wintering populations surveys is also included in the new 
Environmental Assessment. Three alternatives were considered to address 
the future of operational and experimental swan hunting seasons in 
Utah, Nevada and Montana. The issuance of a new Environmental 
Assessment was prompted by controversy over current management and the 
need to incorporate experience from the 2000 hunting season and the 
results of recent population surveys. There were also many requests 
from individuals, States, and various conservation organizations for a 
thorough examination of alternatives for swan hunting in the Pacific 
Flyway in light of continuing concerns for the Rocky Mountain 
Population of trumpeter swans. The Environmental Assessment focuses on 
the issue of whether or not to establish an operational approach for 
swan hunting. Related efforts to address population status and 
distributional concerns regarding the Rocky Mountain Population of 
trumpeter swans are also discussed. Three alternatives, including the 
proposed action, were considered.

    Dated: June 14, 2001.
Kevin R. Adams,
Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 01-15634 Filed 6-20-01; 8:45 am]