Exhibit 7, 342 FW 4

Sample Regional Director's Certificate as to Rights-of-Way, Easements and Reservations (Administrative Determination for Lands Acquired Under MBCA)

FWM#:     224 (new)
Date:        October 27, 1995
Series:      Real Property
Part 342:  Realty Operations
Originating Office: Division of Realty


        WHEREAS, the United States of America is about to acquire title to:

        The ___________________tract (________),  _______________ Refuge, situated in ______________ County, State of  _____________, under authority of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act of February 18, 1929 (45 Stat. 1222), and amendments thereto, for use in the conservation of migratory birds; and

        WHEREAS, it appears from the abstract of title (or certificate of title) that in order to acquire said land by purchase it is necessary to acquire same, subject to certain rights-of-way, easements, and reservations, and

        WHEREAS, the said rights-of-way, easements, and reservations are:

        WHEREAS, the said lands are to be acquired subject to said rights-of-way, easements, and reservations;

        NOW, THEREFORE, I hereby certify pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of the resolution of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission approved at its meeting on June 14, 1938, that in my opinion the said rights-of-way, easements, and reservations, from their nature, will not impair the value of or interfere with the use of the area so encumbered for the purpose for which the said land is being acquired.

                                                                            Regional Director

Dated:  _______________

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