[Federal Register: October 17, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 201)]
[Page 52776]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice of Availability for the Revised Draft Comprehensive 
Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Necedah National 
Wildlife Refuge located in Juneau and Wood Counties, WI

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Fish and Wildlife 
Service (Service) intends to release for public review and comment a 
revised Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and associated 
Environmental Assessment for the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. The 
Service is furnishing this notice in compliance with Service 
comprehensive conservation plan policy guidance and in implementing 
regulations to achieve the following:
    (1) Advise other agencies and the public of our intentions, and
    (2) Obtain comments on the content and conclusion reached in the 
revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan and associated Environmental 

DATES: Written comments must be received by November 20, 2001. All 
comments should be addressed to Larry Wargowsky, Project Leader, 
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, W7996 20th Street West, Necedah, WI 
54646. Written comments may also be submitted through the Service's 
regional website at: http://midwest.fws.gov/planning/necedahtop.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Wargowsky, Project Leader, 
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, W7996 20th Street West, Necedah, WI 
54646. Telephone: (608) 565-2551.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge was 
established in 1939 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds 
and for use as an inviolate sanctuary for migratory birds. Located in 
central Wisconsin, the Refuge includes 43,696 acres consisting of 
wetlands and open water areas, pine, oak, and aspen forests, 
grasslands, and rare savannas. It is Service policy to have all lands 
within the National Wildlife Refuge System, and address significant 
internal and external needs and issues identified during the scoping 
and public involvement process. The Service has provided many 
opportunities for public input into this planning process and will 
continue to seek public comment.
    Subsequent to the release of the previous Draft Comprehensive 
Conservation Plan and associated Environmental Assessment, substantive 
modifications and/or changes have been incorporated into the plan. They 

 Incorporation of the Refuge's Fire Management Plan
 Incorporation of elements of the Refuge's Whooping Crane 
reintroduction project
 Incorporation of a third alternative to the Environmental 
 Clarification of the proposed new Refuge Visitor Center
 Incorporation of the Biological Opinion prepared for the CCP.

    Dated: September 26, 2001.
Marvin E. Moriarty,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 01-26098 Filed 10-16-01; 8:45 am]