Public Comment Period Open for Baskett Slough NWR Compatibility Determination

Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge Seeks Public Comment on Compatibility Determinations 

Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge is seeking public review and comment on its Draft Compatibility Determination for research. We propose to continue allowing this existing use on the Refuge. Under USFWS policy, compatibility determinations for existing uses on National Wildlife Refuges must be periodically reviewed and updated. The Service will accept comments received or postmarked on or before February 25, 2023.

The Service prepares Compatibility Determinations to ensure that public and economic uses of National Wildlife Refuges do not interfere with or detract from the purposes for which each refuge was established. Compatibility Determinations also describe how these uses would contribute towards achieving Refuge purposes and the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System. 

The following Draft Compatibility Determination is available for review online: 

Draft Compatibility Determination for Research, Baskett Slough NWR

You may submit comments or requests for additional information through any of the following methods: 

• Email:  Include “Baskett Slough NWR Compatibility Determination” in the subject line of the message

• Fax: 541-757-4450.  Attn: Graham Evans-Peters.  Baskett Slough NWR Compatibility Determination  

• U.S. Mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attn: Refuge Manager, Graham Evans-Peters, 26208 Finley Refuge Rd., Corvallis, OR  97333 

All comments received from individuals become part of the official public record. The Service’s practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. Individual respondents can request that we withhold their home address from the record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. If you wish to have your name and/or address withheld, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments