Marais des Cygnes NWR Compatibility Determination and Categorical Exclusion

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comments on a draft Compatibility Determination (CD) for non-consumptive public uses, and on a Categorical Exclusion (CatEX) for a proposed project. Comments may be submitted by email to or by mail sent to:

US Fish and Wildlife Service
Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge
24141 Kansas Hwy 52
Pleasanton, KS 66075



Compatibility Determination

Marais des Cygnes NWR has drafted a Compatibility Determination (CD) for Non-consumptive Uses at the Refuge.  It is available for public review. To view the document, click this link. Comments must be received by May 13, 2020.


Categorical Exclusion

Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge is proposing a project at the refuge headquarters and office site to improve and facilitate public access and environmental interpretation. The proposed project has two components:
  • pave the headquarters existing public entry drive, and reconfigure and pave the existing public parking area.
  • create an accessible-to-all public interpretive trail from the office through the fields and woodlands to the east of the office.
A Categorical Exclusion has been completed for this project. To review the CatEx and a general map of the project, see below: