[Federal Register: November 9, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 218)]
[Page 56705-56706]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Availability of Comprehensive Conservation Plan for North Platte 
National Wildlife Refuge, Scottsbluff, 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 North Platte National Wildlife 
Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Summary. This Plan describes 
how the FWS intends to manage the North Platte NWR for the next 10-15 

ADDRESSES: A copy of the Plan or Summary may be obtained by writing to

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, North Platte National Wildlife Refuge, 
115 Railway Street, Suite C109, Scottsbluff, NE 69363-1346; or download 
from http://www.r6.fws.gov/larp.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Brad McKinney, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, North Platte NWR, 115 Railway Street, Suite C109, Scottsbluff, 
NE 69363-1346, phone 308/635-7851; fax 308/635-7841; E-Mail: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 2,722-acre North Platte National 
Wildlife Refuge is located in the Nebraska Panhandle, within the 
Central Flyway and Kansas/Platte Rivers ecosystem, about eight miles 
north of the city of Scottsbluff, NE. This Refuge is superimposed over 
or adjoining three Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs consisting of Lake 
Minatare, Winters Creek Lake, and Lake Alice. The North Platte NWR was 
established by Executive Order in 1916 as a ``preserve and breeding 
ground for native birds.'' Since the Refuge is superimposed over Bureau 
lands, it remains subordinate to ``Reclamation service uses.'' 
Management of the North Platte NWR will be guided by its purpose to 
provide a preserve and breeding ground for migratory birds as well as 
to provide for the life requirements of other species of wildlife, 
subject to Bureau uses, and to provide compatible, high quality 
environmental education and wildlife-oriented recreational 

    Dated: September 21, 2001.
John A. Blankenship,
Regional Director, Denver, Colorado.
[FR Doc. 01-28159 Filed 11-8-01; 8:45 am]