[Federal Register: December 4, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 233)]
[Page 67859-67860]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Buenos Aires National 
Wildlife Refuge, Sasabe, AZ

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces that 
the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) is available for the 
Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). Prepared pursuant to 
the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as 
amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 
(16 U.S.C. 668dd et seq.), and the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, this CCP describes how the Service intends to manage this Refuge 
over the next 15 years.

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ADDRESSES: Copies of the CCP are available on compact disk or in hard 
copy, and can be obtained by writing: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Attn: Yvette Truitt-Ortiz, Division of Planning, P.O. Box 1306, 
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87103.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne A. Shifflett, Refuge Manager, 
Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 109, Sasabe, Arizona 
85633; phone 520-823-4251; or Yvette Truitt-Ortiz, Natural Resource 
Planner, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Planning, P.O. Box 
1306, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87103; phone 505-248-6452; e-mail: Yvette_TruittOritz@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A CCP is required by the National Wildlife 
Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National 
Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 668dd et 
seq.). The purpose in developing CCPs is to provide refuge managers 
with a 15-year strategy for achieving refuge purposes and contributing 
toward the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System, consistent 
with sound principles of fish and wildlife science, conservation, legal 
mandates, and Service policies. In addition to outlining broad 
management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, the 
CCPs identify wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities available 
to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife 
observation and photography, and environmental education and 
interpretation. These CCPs will be reviewed and updated at least every 
15 years in accordance with the National Wildlife Refuge System 
Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge 
System Improvement Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 668dd et seq.), and the 
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

    Dated: November 21, 2003.
Geoffrey L. Haskett,
Acting Regional Director, Fish and Wildlife Service, Albuquerque, New 
[FR Doc. 03-30211 Filed 12-3-03; 8:45 am]