[Federal Register: May 8, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 89)]
[Page 30945-30946]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Availability of Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and 
Environmental Assessment for Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge 
and Minnesota Valley Wetland Management District, Bloomington, MN

AGENCY: U.S. 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 a draft Comprehensive Conservation 
Plan and Environmental Assessment for Minnesota Valley national 
Wildlife Refuge (Refuge), which includes the Minnesota Valley Wetland 
Management District (District). This combined Plan describes how the 
Service intends to manage the Refuge and District for the next 15 

DATES: Submit written comments by July 1, 2002. All comments should be 
addressed to Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Attn: CCP 
Comment, 3815 East 80th Street, Bloomington, Minnesota 55425-1600, or 
direct e-mail to r3planning@fws.gov. Comments may also be submitted 
through the Service's regional Web site at http://midwest.fws.gov/

ADDRESSES: A draft Plan or summary may be obtained by writing to the 
Refuge or submitting a request electronically. These documents will 
also be made available in portable document format (pdf) on the U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service Web site at: 
http//midwest.fws.gov/planning. Address requests to: Minnesota Valley 
National Wildlife Refuge, 3815 East 80th Street, Bloomington, Minnesota 
55425-1600, or direct e-mail to r3planning @fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information on the 
Draft Minnesota Valley NWR and Wetland Management District 
Comprehensive Conservation Plan, contact Rick Schultz, Refuge Manager, 
at the address above or call the Refuge at 952/858-0701.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 1997, Congress mandated that the Service 
prepare a comprehensive conservation plan for each refuge within the 

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Wildlife Refuge System. Comprehensive conservation plans guide 
management decisions over the course of 15 years. The Minnesota Valley 
NWR and District Plan identifies goals and objectives for habitat 
management, land protection and wildlife-dependent recreation, as well 
as strategies for achieving those goals and objectives.

    Dated: April 12, 2002.
William F. Hartwig,
Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 02-11332 Filed 5-7-02; 8:45 am]