Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge Seeks Public Comment on Compatibility Determinations
Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge is seeking public review and comment on its Draft Compatibility Determinations for bicycling, research, scientific collection, surveys, environmental education and interpretation, wildlife observation and photography, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. We propose to continue allowing these existing uses on the Refuge. Under USFWS policy, compatibility determinations for existing uses on National Wildlife Refuges must be periodically reviewed and updated. The Service will accept comments received or postmarked on or before Tuesday, November 17.
The Service prepares Compatibility Determinations to ensure that public and economic uses of National Wildlife Refuges do not interfere with or detract from the purposes for which each refuge was established. Compatibility Determinations also describe how these uses would contribute towards achieving Refuge purposes and the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
The following Draft Compatibility Determinations are available for review online:
Draft Compatibility Determination for Bicycling, Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
Draft Compatibility Determination for Research, Scientific Collection, and Surveys, Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
Draft Compatibility Determination for Environmental Education and Interpretation, Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
Draft Compatibility Determination for Wildlife Observation and Photography, Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
Draft Compatibility Determination for Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing, Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
You may submit comments or requests for additional information through any of the following methods:
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Include “Kootenai NWR Compatibility Determinations” in the subject line of the message.
• Fax: Attn: Kootenai NWR Compatibility Determinations 509-235-4703.
• U.S. Mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attn: Project Leader, Inland Northwest National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 26010 South Smith Road Cheney, WA 99004-9326