U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Releases Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Reintroduction of Puerto Rican Parrots in the Rio Abajo Commonwealth Forest in Puerto Rico
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources and the Forest Service identified the need to create additional segregated populations in the Recovery Plan for the Puerto Rican Parrot. This action is expected to minimize the risks caused by catastrophic events, predation and other threats.
In order to achieve this goal, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prepared an Environmental Assessment comparing possible alternatives and outlining steps needed to carry out this action. The Rio Abajo Forest in the Municipality of Utuado is the preferred location for a second wild population.
The Environmental Assessment considers alternatives for how it best to:
The Draft Environmental Assessment is available for public review online at: http://www.fws.gov/southeast/prparrot/ A copy of the Draft Environmental Assessment is available for review from Monday through Friday at the Rio Grande Field Office, Street Garcia de la Noceda, Suarez Building, Suite 1, Rio Grande, PR 00745. To schedule an appointment, please call Marisel Lopez at 787-887-8769 ext. 224. Send your written comments by September 27, 2006 to the following address: Marisel López-Flores, P.O. Box 1600, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico 00745 Marisel_lopez@fws.gov.
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