[Federal Register: October 11, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 197)]
[Page 51966]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice of Availability

SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service has published a Comprehensive 
Conservation Plan and a Finding of No Significant Impact for both Lower 
Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges. Lower Suwannee 
Refuge is located in Dixie and Levy Counties, Florida, and Cedar Keys 
Refuge is located in Levy County, Florida. These plans describe how the 
Fish and Wildlife Service will manage the refuges for the next 15 

ADDRESSES: Copies of the above documents may be obtained by writing to 
Kenneth Litzenberger, Refuge Manager, Lower Suwannee National Wildlife 
Refuge, 16450 NW 31st Place, Chiefland, Florida 32626-4874. Copies of 
both plans are also available at the following website address: http://

SUMMARY INFORMATION: The plans provide clear statements regarding 
management of the refuges; ensure that management of the refuges 
reflect policies and goals of the National Wildlife Refuge System; 
ensure that management is consistent with federal, state, and county 
plans; provide long-term continuity in refuge management; and provide a 
basis for operation, maintenance, and capital improvement budget 
requests. The Finding of No Significant Impact is in response to 
environmental documentation prepared subsequent to the National 
Environmental Policy Act, 1969, which requires the disclosure of 
environmental impacts of any major federal action significantly 
affecting the quality of the human environment.

    Authority: This notice is published under the authority of the 
National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, Public Law 
105-57. Some of the major issues addressed in the plans include 
restoration and maintenance of health water regimes; reduce of 
exotic and invasion plants; expansion of wildlife species inventory 
and increased mapping of habitat; enhancement of wildlife habitat 
for migratory and resident songbirds; and expansion of wildlife-
dependent and other compatible recreation opportunities.

    Dated: September 19, 2001.
Sam D. Hamilton,
Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 01-25487 Filed 10-10-01; 8:45 am]