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Press Release
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge Seeks Public Comments on Draft Recreational Boating Compatibility Determination

July 27, 2017


Division of Public Affairs
External Affairs
Telephone: 703-358-2220

Lake Havasu City, Arizona – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces that a draft recreational boating Compatibility Determination (CD) for Havasu National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) is now available for public review and comment. 

A previous draft CD, released in April of 2016, was withdrawn after the Service decided more deliberation was required.  A copy of the revised draft Compatibility Determination can be found at

The public comment period will be open for 30 days, beginning August 1, 2017 through August 30, 2017.  To be part of the record, comments must be in writing. In addition comments must be received on, or postmarked by, August 30, 2017.  

Send written comments to:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

   Attn: Draft Recreational Boating CD Comments

317 Mesquite Avenue

Needles, CA 92363

Comments may also be emailed to:

A public Listening Session is scheduled for August 17, 2017.   More information including time and location will be available soon, please watch for an additional News Release and updates on the Refuge website.  Public participation in this process is important to ensure future recreational activities on the Refuge offer quality experiences for all visitors while meeting the purpose of the Refuge.  

All comments on the draft CD are considered public records. Anonymous and oral comments will not be considered.  The Service will take all submissions from individuals, organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety.  Individual respondents may request that their names and addresses are withheld from the public record. If you wish to withhold your name and/or address, you must state that request prominently at the beginning of your comment. The Service will honor such requests to the extent allowed by law. Please note that due to public disclose requirements, the Service, if requested, may have to make the names and addresses of those who submit written comments public.

Information contained in older news items may be outdated. These materials are made available as historical archival information only. Individual contacts have been replaced with general External Affairs office information. No other updates have been made to the information and we do not guarantee current accuracy or completeness.

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