Pacific Southwest Region
California, Nevada and Klamath Basin

Tulare Basin WMA
Land Protection Planning Study

Current Status:

A Land Protection Plan, Environmental Assessment, and Conceptual Management Plan are available below for public viewing. The public comment period ended October 29, 2004. Planning Update 5, which summarizes the documents is also available below.

Documents Available Online:

Availability of Alternate Text Format

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Our contact mailing address
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
2800 Cottage Way, Suite W-2606
Sacramento, Calif., 95825
Phone: 916-414-6464
Fax: 916-414-6486

You can read, print, or download the following documents online using Adobe Acrobat's Portable Document Format (PDF). A free copy of the Adobe software is available from the Adobe website.

Final CCP/EA (Posted 12/30/2007)

Front and Back Cover (495 KB PDF)
Finding of No Signifigant Impact (FONSI)
(132KB PDF)
Environmental Assement (388KB PDF)

The Land Protection Plan (LPP)

Appendix A (176KB PDF)
LPP P1&P2 Map (10.3MB PDF)
LPP Index (10.24 MB PDF)
LPP Sheet 1 (10.22MB PDF)
LLP Sheet 2 (11.62MB PDF)
LLP Sheet 3 (8.55MB PDF)
LLP Sheet 4 (11.77MB PDF)
LLP Sheet 5 (12.42MB PDF)
LLP Sheet 6 (12.06MB PDF)
LLP Sheet 7 (11.91MB PDF)
LLP Sheet 8 (12.99MB PDF)
LLP Sheet 9 (12.49MB PDF)
LLP Sheet 10 (11.81MB PDF)

LLP Tract Table (54KB PDF)

Conceptual Management Plan

Appendix B (38KB PDF)
Appendix C Notification List (23KB PDF)

Track the Planning Process through
the following Planning Updates:

Tulare Basin Planning Update 5, December 2007

Tulare Basin Planning Update 4, September 2004

Tulare Basin Planning Update 3, March 2003

Tulare Basin Planning Update 2, October 2002

Tulare Basin Planning Update 1, June 2002

There is no opportunity to comment for this project as it is now final.

Project Contacts:

For Information on the Planning Process
Scott Frazer, Biologist
Kern National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 670
Delano, California 93216
Phone: 661/725-2767
Fax: 661/725-6041
Richard Smith
Natural Resource Specialist
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
CA/NV Refuge Planning Office
2800 Cottage Way,
Suite W-1916
Sacramento, California 95825
Phone: 916/414-6502
Fax: 916/414-6512

For Information on the National Wildlife Refuge System
Dave Hardt, Project Leader
Kern National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 670
Delano, California 93216
Phone: 661/725-2767
Fax: 661/725-6041