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Environmental Assessments

The Division of Refuge Planning works with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staffs, partners, and the public to prepare Environmental Assessments. An Environmental Assessment (EA) determines whether or not a federal action has the potential to cause significant environmental effects. Generally, an EA includes discussion of the purpose and need for a proposed action, alternatives to the proposed action, environmental impacts of proposed action and alternatives, and a listing of consulted agencies and persons. Environmental assessments are designed to provide an analysis of multiple possible alternative actions on a variety of environmental, cultural, and social resources, and often use different definitions or standards than those used in consultations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).


Environmental Assessments in Progress

In September 2021, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a draft Environmental Assessment for proposed administrative facilities for the Northwest Montana Wetland Management District. The public is invited to comment to FW6NorthwestMontanaWMD@fws.gov for 30 days through October 27, 2021. Read the draft Environmental Assessment here.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with Others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American People.
Last modified: September 27, 2021
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