[Federal Register: March 11, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 47)]
[Page 11579]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Baca National Wildlife Refuge

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Director intends to accept the transfer of 3,315 acres of 
land from the Bureau of Reclamation on April 8, 2003, to establish the 
Baca National Wildlife Refuge in Alamosa County, Colorado.

DATES: This action will be effective on April 8, 2003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Blenden, Project Leader, 
Alamosa/Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 9383 El Rancho 
Lane, Alamosa, Colorado 81101: telephone: 719/589-4021, fax: 719/587-
0595, e-mail: mike--blenden@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service has determined that sufficient land is available to establish 
the Baca National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge will be administrated in 
accordance with the National Wildlife Refuge Administration Act of 1966 
and the Act of September 28, 1962 commonly known as the Refuge 
Recreation Act. The establishment of the Refuge will protect water 
resources; protect and maintain water rights for the protection of 
monument, park, preserve, and refuge resources and uses; and minimize, 
to the extent consistent with the protection of national wildlife 
resources, adverse impacts on other water users.

    Authority: This notice is published under the authority of the 
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Act of 2000, Pub. L. 
106-530, and the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act 
of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C., 668dd-668ee).

    Dated: February 21, 2003.
John A. Blankenship,
Regional Director, Region 6, Denver, Colorado.
[FR Doc. 03-5701 Filed 3-10-03; 8:45 am]