Conserving the Nature of America
Press Release
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Record of Decision for Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges

January 18, 2017

Contact(s):

Greg Austin (530) 667-2231


An adult burrowing owl and a young burrowing owl

Burrowing owl and owlette on Lower Klamanth National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Barbara Scoles

Tulelake, Calif., -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (CCP/EIS) for Lower Klamath, Clear Lake, Tule Lake, Upper Klamath and Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuges.

The Final CCP/EIS is a programmatic plan that describes how the Service proposes to manage the refuges for the next 15 years. The plan identified wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, photography, environmental education and interpretation. The Final CCP/EIS was developed with careful consideration of public input received throughout the planning process.

The ROD identifies the selected management alternatives for each of the refuges.  Signing the ROD completes the planning process for the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (CCP/EIS) for Lower Klamath, Clear Lake, Tule Lake, Upper Klamath and Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuges.  The Service will now begin implementation.

The ROD is available at http://go.usa.gov/x8QmC and may also be viewed Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 4009 Hill Road, Tulelake, California. The above website also provides several public library locations where the document is available for viewing.

For more information, please contact Greg Austin, Klamath Basin NWR Complex refuge manager at (530) 667-2231. 


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit http://www.fws.gov/cno. Connect with our Facebook page, follow our tweets, watch our YouTube Channel, and download photos from our Flickr page.

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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. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.

For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit http://www.fws.gov/. Connect with our Facebook page, follow our tweets, watch our YouTube Channel and download photos from our Flickr page.