[Federal Register: January 16, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 10)]
[Page 3610]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Mud Island Addition to Wyandotte National Wildlife Refuge

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved 
the expansion of the Wyandotte National Wildlife Refuge by accepting 
the donation of Mud Island, located in the Detroit River, adjacent to 
Ecorse, Michigan.

DATES: This action was effective on January 5, 2001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas J. Larson, Chief, Ascertainment 
and Planning Branch, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, BHW Federal 
Building, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, MN 55111-4056. Telephone 612-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The authority to accept donation of real 
property is contained in the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 
742f) as amended.
    Mud Island will contribute toward the ecosystem goals of the 
Service by preserving valuable aquatic shoals for the benefit of 
migratory waterfowl, especially diving ducks, and potential spawning 
habitat for the lake sturgeon.
    Based on the information contained in the decision document, a 
Categorical Exclusion was signed on November 30, 2000, by the Regional 
Director. We will expand the Wyandotte National Wildlife Refuge by 
accepting the donation of Mud Island.

    Dated: January 5, 2001.
Jamie Rappaport Clark,
Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC.
[FR Doc. 01-1181 Filed 1-12-01; 8:45 am]