The Fish and Wildlife Service is beginning to write a management plan for the 30,000 acre Columbia National Wildlife Refuge located in the arid
The Refuge is an important stopover and wintering ground for migratory birds and waterfowl. Hunting is allowed and the management plan will be considering if and how hunting opportunities will be expanded, developed or modified. The Service is inviting comments about what the plan should contain.
In addition, a public open house will be held June 16 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the City of
If you hunt on this Refuge, it is especially important to be involved at the beginning of plan development to ensure that your interests are fully taken into consideration.