[Federal Register: July 15, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 135)]
[Page 38210-38211]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Availability of Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and 
Environmental Assessment for Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge and 
Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for 
Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Valentine, NE

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of reopening of public comment period.


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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Refuge Improvement Act of 1997, the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service has published the Fort Niobrara Wildlife Refuge 
Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment and 
the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge Draft Comprehensive Conservation 
Plan and Environmental Assessment. These Plans describes how the FWS 
intends to manage both the Fort Niobrara and Valentine NWRs for the 
next 10-15 years.

ADDRESSES: A copy of either of the Plans may be obtained by writing to 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fort Niobrara/Valentine NWR Complex, HC 
14, Box 67, Valentine, NE 69201.
    The Plans can also be obtained electronically through the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service Region 6 Land Acquisition and Refuge Planning 
HomePage. The Internet address to access the Plans is as follows: 
http://www.r6.fws.gov/larp. Follow the link to ``CCP Status in Region 
6,'' click on Nebraska on the Region 6 map, and look under the 
``Refuge'' column for links to both the Fort Niobrara and Valentine 
Draft CCPs.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernardo Garza, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, P.O. Box 25486 DFG, Denver, CO 80225, 303/236-8145 extension 
672; fax 303/236-4792.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For Niobrara and Valentine NWRs are located 
in north central Nebraska. These Plans and their supporting documents 
outline a vision for the management of each of these Refuges and 
specify how one of the largest contiguous blocks of federally owned 
Nebraska Sandhills grass-stabilized regions can be managed to conserve 
indigenous wildlife and provide enjoyment to people. Opportunities for 
compatible wildlife-dependent recreation will continue to be provided.
    The comment period for these documents will be reopened until 
August 19, 1999. All comments need to be addressed to: Bernardo Garza, 
Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Land Acquisition and Refuge Planning, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 25486 DFC, Denver, Colorado 80225.

    Dated: July 9, 1999.
Terry T. Terrell,
Regional Director, Denver, Colorado.
[FR Doc. 99-18020 Filed 7-14-99; 8:45 am]