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Information icon Mallards fueling for their migration in a cooperative agriculture field. Photo by USFWS.

Comment period for use of genetically engineered crops on National Wildlife Refuges extended

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has extended until April 19, 2020, the period of time in which the public can comment on the proposed use of genetically engineered crops (GECs) on Southeastern National Wildlife Refuges.

The public is welcome to comment on the proposal, which the Service has prepared as a draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA).

Comments and questions must be submitted in writing to or mailed to Pamala Wingrove, Branch Chief of Planning, National Wildlife Refuge System, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southeast Region, 1875 Century Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA, 30345.

The Service will offer informational webinars on April 6 and April 7. The times are 1 p.m. EDT on April 6 and 7 p.m. EDT on April 7. Learn more about the webinars and access to the documents.


Mark Davis, Public affairs specialist, (404) 679-7291

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