Public Comment on Environmental Assessment

DENVER – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced today options to manage sylvatic plague in Gunnison’s prairie dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) colonies on the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex (NWRC) in south-central Colorado.


DENVER – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced today options to manage sylvatic plague in Gunnison’s prairie dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) colonies on the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex (NWRC) in south-central Colorado.
The Service completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) for this action and is seeking public comment on the proposal. The EA analyzes management options, including a No-Action Alternative, to permit Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) via a Special Use Permit (SUP) to manage sylvatic plague in Gunnison’s prairie dog colonies on the San Luis Valley NWRC. The San Luis Valley NWRC encompasses approximately 112,360 acres comprised of three separate units: Alamosa, Monte Vista, and Baca National Wildlife Refuges.

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