A draft Waterfowl Hunting Plan and Environmental Assessment for Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge (www.fws.gov/southeast/TenThousandIsland/) (NWR) in Collier County, Fla. would ban waterfowl hunting on the refuge. The plan describes two alternatives for hunting on the refuge: (1) the proposed action alternative would open a waterfowl-hunting program, and (2) the “no action” would close the refuge to waterfowl hunting. Currently, waterfowl hunting is allowed on the refuge.
The plan is available for public review until April 3, 2007. To obtain a copy of the plan, please call the refuge at (239) 353-8442 and have one faxed or e-mailed to you. The plan Copies of the plan and the draft Environmental Assessment can be requested from the refuge and copies are available for review at the following location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Comfort Inn), 3860 Tollgate Blvd., Suite 300, Naples, FL 34114.
Written comments, requests for the plan, or questions can be directed to Ben Nottingham, Deputy Refuge Manager, 3860 Tollgate Blvd, Suite 300, Naples, FL 34114. E-mail comments can be submitted to the following address: Ben_Nottingham@fws.gov.