[CT Birds] Conte Comprehensive Conservation Plan

Comins, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Tue Sep 22 15:35:46 EDT 2015

There are a series of informational meetings and a public hearing coming up regarding the draft comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) for the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.    The purpose of a CCP is to guide refuge management over the next 15 years. The plan includes goals, objectives, and strategies for refuge programs, and details the combination of actions we will implement to protect species, manage habitats, and support compatible, public recreational and other uses.

Apologies for the short notice for tonight's meeting and for getting this out too late for last night's meeting.    For more information on the CCP please see: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Silvio_O_Conte/what_we_do/conservation.html

"We are pleased to announce the release of a draft CCP/EIS for the Silvio O. Conte NFWR for public comment. The draft CCP/EIS presents four alternatives for managing the refuge. The Service's preferred alternative (alternative C) emphasizes managing refuge habitats to benefit federally listed species and other species of conservation concern, enhancing public use opportunities, and expanding partnerships to protect natural resources throughout the Connecticut River watershed. Alternative C also proposes to expand the refuge's land acquisition authority.

All meetings are from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM:
September 21; Farmington River / Salmon Brook; Colebrook Town Hall; 562 Colebrook Road
Colebrook, CT 06021 (already happened) .

September 22; Scantic / Pyquag; Wells Turner Memorial Library, Friends Room; 2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033.

September 24; Salmon River / Whalebone Cove / Maromas; Fire House Community Hall; 439 Saybrook Road; Higganum, CT 06441 "

In addition to the above mentioned meetings, there will be a public hearing at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management area:
November 12; Sessions Woods WMA; 341 Milford Street (Route 69); Burlington, CT 06013.


Patrick M. Comins
Director of Bird Conservation
President, Friends of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

Audubon Connecticut
185 East Flat Hill Road
Southbury, CT 06488

Phone: (203)405-9115
Fax: (203)264-6332

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