Oct 22 Local Public Forum on Patuxent Research Refuge Conservation Plan (2012)

Patuxent Research Refuge
Comprehensive Conservation Planning Public Forums

We are pleased to announce the release of a draft comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and environmental assessment (EA) for Patuxent Research Refuge for public comment through November 23, 2012. The draft CCP/EA presents three alternatives for managing the refuge. The Service’s preferred alternative (alternative B) emphasizes managing refuge habitats to benefit species of conservation concern in the region and enhancing public use opportunities.

Click here
 to view the Patuxent Research Refuge’s draft CCP/EA.

Click here to download the latest planning newsletter.

We will accept comments on the draft CCP/EA through November 26, 2012, including letters, faxes, emails, and phone calls. To submit comments, request the plan in hard copy or on CD-ROM, or obtain additional information, contact:

Bill Perry, Natural Resource Planner
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
300 Westgate Center Drive
Hadley, MA 01035
Phone (413) 253-8688
Fax (413) 253-8468
Email: northeastplanning@fws.gov (please put “Patuxent CCP” in the subject line).

Public Meetings Scheduled for October 22, 2012 in Laurel, Maryland and October 23, 2012 in Annapolis, Maryland

In addition, refuge and planning staff will collect comments at the following public meeting on October 22 and 23, 2012. The locations are fully accessible. There will be two meetings total. During all the meetings, there will be an open house, followed by a short presentation on the draft plan

Monday, Oct 22, 2012   -- 6:30 to 8:30 pm
National Wildlife Visitor Center
10901 Scarlet Tanger Loop
Laurel, MD 20708

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012   -- 10 a.m to 12 p.m.
Chesapeake Bay Field Office
177 Admiral Cochrane Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401