[Federal Register: February 24, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 37)]
[Page 9291]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Availability of Draft 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 
Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan. This Plan describes how the FWS 
intends to manage the Ouray NWR for the next 10-15 years.

ADDRESSES: A copy of the Plan may be obtained by writing to U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, 266 West 100 North, Suite 2, Vernal, UT 84078; or 
download 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

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 compatible wildlife-dependent recreation will continue to be 

    Dated: February 16, 2000.
Terry T. Terell,
Deputy Regional Director, Denver, Colorado.
[FR Doc. 00-4332 Filed 2-23-00; 8:45 am]