U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeking Input on Proposed Native American Policy Update
For Immediate Release
August 3, 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) wants to know what you think about its draft Revised Native American Policy (NAP) with today’s publication of the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register.
The Service, federally recognized Tribes, and Native Alaskans have spent more than two years working on revising the policy trying to outline steps needed to meet the challenges in conserving the nation’s wildlife, it’s habitat, and natural resources.
“We at the Service want to work closely with and support our Tribes, who manage fish and wildlife resources on more than 100 million acres of land," says Mountain-Prairie Regional Director Noreen Walsh, in Lakewood, Colo. "We believe it is important to work together with our Tribal partners, who have a deep connection with the land."
The tribal policy was published in 1994 and has not been updated until now.
A copy of the revised policy is available online at www.fws.gov/policy/draft510fw1.pdf. Please send your written comments to: Scott Aikin, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Native American Programs Coordinator, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232; firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments are requested by September 2, 2015.
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