Planning for the Future
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are pleased to announce that we have just begun the development of a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and environmental assessment (EA) for James River National Wildlife Refuge. We have prepared a Notice of Intent (NOI) to advise other Federal and State agencies, Tribes, and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to consider in the planning process.
CCPs are 15-year plans designed to provide strategic management direction that best achieves the Refuge's purposes; attains the vision and goals developed for the Refuge; contributes to the National Wildlife Refuge System mission; addresses key challenges, issues and relevant mandates; and, is consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management. To learn more about CCPs and the CCP process in general, please visit the northeast planning page.
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We initiated the planning process by hosting two public scoping meetings on Wednesday, September 12th. The meetings provided an opportunity for the public to speak directly with refuge staff and comment on what they see as the issues, concerns, and challenges for the refuge over the next 15 years. We asked that comments be submitted by October 15, 2012.
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If you would like to submit comments, become involved in the planning process, or if you would like to join our mailing list, please contact:
Meghan Carfioli, Natural Resource Planner
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Eastern Virginia Rivers NWR Complex
P.O. Box 1030
336 Wilna Rd
Warsaw, VA 22572
Email: EasternVirginiaRiversNWRC@fws.gov (please put “James River CCP” in the subject line)
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IMPORTANT: Please note that names on the CCP mailing list become part of the public record for this project. The Service must release names only (not addresses) if requested under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act of 1974. To retain you on our mailing list we need your permission.