Refuge Seeks Input on Draft Tree Harvest Compatibility Determination



February 1, 2023

Contact: Kent Sundseth, or 218 844-1752

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is soliciting public comments on a draft Compatibility Determination (CD) thatassess the compatibility of tree harvestwith achieving the Refuge purpose. The public is invited to review these documents and provide comments to the Refuge by February 16, 2023.

This CD reviews and replaces the 2010 compatibility determination for non-commercial and commercial tree harvesting. The use is consistent with the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Habitat Management Plan goals of restoring nationally, regionally, or locally imperiled ecosystems and diverse habitat types while providing habitats important for wildlife species of national, regional, state, or local conservation concern.

A CD is a written determination that a Refuge use will not materially interfere with or detract from the fulfillment of the System mission or the purposes of the refuge.  In compliance with The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Policy on National Wildlife Refuge System Uses (603 FW 2), refuges are required to prepare CDs for Refuge uses, defined as recreational uses, refuge management economic activities, or other uses of a refuge by the public.  The CDs provide documentation that the uses are compatible with the purpose for which the Refuge was established.

This announcement initiates the 15 day public comment period.  Copies of the draft CD document can be viewed at this link. It can also be obtained at the Tamarac Refuge Visitor Center. 

Comments will be accepted until February 16, 2023 and should be sent to, or mailed to:

Refuge Manager, 35704 County Highway 26, Rochert, MN 56578


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Tamarac NWR- DRAFT - TreeHarvest CD 2023.pdf

Draft Compatibilty Determination for Tree Harvest on Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge