Thursday, March 14, 2013

Final 15-Yr Plan For Great Lakes Islands Refuges

Mar 14: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS, Service), announced the availability of a final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the environmental assessment (EA) for islands that are part of the National Wildlife Refuge System in Lakes Huron, Michigan, and Superior [78 FR 16287-16288]. The CCP includes Gravel Island, Green Bay, Harbor Island, Huron, and Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuges (Great Lakes Islands Refuges). In this final CCP, FWS describes how it intend to manage the refuges for the next 15 years.
    The Great Lakes Islands Refuges are comprised of Gravel Island and Green Bay National Wildlife Refuges, Door County, Wisconsin; Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge, Chippewa County, Michigan; Huron National Wildlife Refuge, Marquette County, Michigan; and Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Arenac, Alpena, and Charlevoix Counties, Michigan.

    Access the FR notice (click here). Access the final CCP and the EA/FONSI (click here). [GLakes/Islands]
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