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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Public Comments on Permit Applications That May Affect The Alabama Beach Mouse
 

MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 24, 2002

Contact:
Barbara Allen, (251) 441-5181 x33

WHO:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

WHAT:

A public scoping meeting for the proposed Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will be prepared for an Incidental Take permit application for the proposed Gulf Highlands Corporation and Fort Morgan Paradise Joint Venture condominium projects.

WHEN:

Tuesday, October 29, 2002, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST

WHERE:

Gulf State Park, 20115 State Highway 135, Orange Beach area, Gulf Shores, Alabama

BACKGROUND:

The permit applicants propose to construct residential/recreational condominium developments on approximately 196 acres in south Baldwin County, Alabama, between State Highway 180 and the Gulf of Mexico (Section 28, Township 9 South, Range 2 East) about twelve miles west of Highway 59 in Gulf Shores, Alabama, on the Fort Morgan Peninsula.

Some of the Applicants' future activities have the potential to impact species subject to protection under the Endangered Species Act, including the Alabama beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus ammobates) and sea turtles. The Service is seeking public input on the impacts of these projects to the Alabama beach mouse and its habitat, sea turtles, and other fish and wildlife resources.

R.S.V.P.:

Reserved seating will be available for the news media. Please contact Barbara Allen in the Daphne, AL Ecological Services Field Office at (251) 441-5181 x33, if you plan to attend.

 


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