[Federal Register: October 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 197)]
[Page 60447]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Availability of Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Summary of 
the Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Ouray National Wildlife Refuge, 
Vernal, UT

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Refuge Improvement Act of 1997, the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service has published the Ouray National Wildlife Refuge 
Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Summary of the Comprehensive 
Conservation Plan. These documents describe how the FWS intends to 
manage the Ouray NWR for the next 10-15 years.

ADDRESSES: A copy of the Plan or Summary may be obtained by writing to 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, HC 69, Box 232, Randlett, UT 84063-
9729. The Plan can also be downloaded from 
http://www. r6.fws.gov/larp/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Banks, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, P.O. Box 25486 DFC, Denver, CO 80225, 303/236-8145 extension 
626; fax 303/236-4792.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Ouray NWR is located in northeast Utah. 
Implementation of the Plan will focus on adaptive resource management 
of wetland, grassland, and semidesert shrubland habitats, restoration 
and improved management of riparian bottomlands, recovery of endangered 
fish species of the Upper Colorado River Ecosystem, and opportunities 
for compatible wildlife-dependent recreation. Habitat monitoring and 
evaluation will be emphasized as the Plan is implemented. Opportunities 
for wildlife-dependent recreation will continue to be provided.

    Dated: October 4, 2000.
Ralph O. Morgenweck,
Regional Director, Denver, Colorado.
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