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 May 8, 2007

Contacts:          Laura King, Planning Team Leader, 701-724-3598
                          Carmen Luna, Refuge Manager, Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 406-654-2863  


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Public Comment on the Future of the
Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Complex) is hosting a public meeting on May 22 at the Great Northern Hotel in Malta, Montana, from 7-9 pm.  The public is invited to comment on the upcoming 15-year Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP). This plan will affect everything the Complex manages, from wildlife and habitat, to public use activities.  

Attendees will learn about the planning process and have an opportunity to provide their comments about what they enjoy about the Complex and what changes they would like to see take place over the next 15 years.  

People unable to attend the meeting may send written comments by email to  or by mail to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attn: Laura King, 9754 143 ˝ Ave. SE, Cayuga, ND 58013. All written comments must be received or postmarked by June 30, 2007 to be considered by the planning team. It is estimated that a draft plan will be available for public review by August 2008.  

For more information, please contact the refuge at 406-654-2863. 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 95-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System, which encompasses 545 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 69 national fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resources offices and 81 ecological services field stations. The agency enforces federal wildlife laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign and Native American tribal governments with their conservation efforts. It also oversees the Federal Assistance program, which distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies

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