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  • Ducks with green heads in a flooded agriculture field feeding on corn with thousands more ducks flying overhead.
    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

    April 1, 2020 | 1 minute read

    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 fw4_gmcpea@fws.gov or mailed to Pamala Wingrove, Branch Chief of Planning, National Wildlife Refuge System, U.  Read the full story...

  • Ducks with green heads in a flooded agriculture field feeding on corn with thousands more ducks flying overhead.
    Information icon Mallards fueling for their migration in a cooperative agriculture field. Photo by USFWS.

    Public input requested on environmental assessment for genetically engineered crops on national wildlife refuges in the Southeastern United States

    March 19, 2020 | 2 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has prepared a draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for the potential use of genetically engineered crops (GECs) on national wildlife refuges in the southeastern United States. The National Wildlife Refuge System, the public lands network managed by the Service, employs a number of wildlife management practices to deliver specific conservation objectives on each of the nation’s 568 national wildlife refuges. The use of GECs by farmers on refuges in the Southeast Region can help refuge managers meet the purposes of the refuge and provide wildlife forage for birds and other wildlife.  Read the full story...

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