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Iowa Wetland Management District Environmental Assessment and Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan
Posted: 08/20/2013

The Iowa Wetland Management District Environmental Assessment and Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan is now ready for public review. The plan is intended to guide management of the district over the next 15 years.

This review and comment period starts Aug. 19, and lasts for 30 days. All public comments on the draft plan will be considered during the development of the final plan.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be hosting two public open houses to discuss the plan and solicit comments. The plan is available online at http://www.fws.gov/midwest/planning/iowawetlands.   Hardcopies/CDs are available upon request.
Open houses will be help August 27, from 3 to 7 p.m., Water's Edge Nature Center, 1010 250th Street, in Algona, and August 28, from 3 to 7 p.m., Dickinson County Nature Center, 2279 170th Street, in Okoboji.   

For those who have input on the plan, but cannot attend the open houses, submit comments by:
• Mail to: Project Leader Tim Miller
Union Slough NWR,
      1710–360th St. Titonka, IA 50480
• Fax to: 515-928-2230
• E-mail to: r3planning@fws.gov

The district was established in 1979 as part of Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge; however, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources shares management responsibilities on much of the land. The primary purpose for establishment of the district was waterfowl production and migratory bird conservation. 

Contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service District at 515–928–2523 if you have any questions. For more information on the Midwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service visit http://midwest.fws.gov.

For more information, contact Tim Miller at 515-928-2523 or Unionslough@fws.gov


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