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Draft plan for coastal refuges done
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has completed a draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex. The Complex consists of the following national wildlife refuges: Pinckney Island; Savannah, Tybee, Wassaw, Harris Neck, Blackbeard, Island and Wolf Island. A separate CCP was prepared for Wolf Island.  
The Draft CCP/EA, a 15-year plan, addresses management actions that support the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System, and provides long-term guidance to each refuge’s management programs and activities. The document was developed with input from governmental agencies, non-governmental agencies, and local citizens.Three management alternatives were evaluated as the proposed action to guide the refuge over the next 15 years. 
The USFWS is accepting public comment on the Draft CCP/EA. A copy of the Draft CCP/EA may be obtained at the Complex headquarters or downloaded at Written comments are due by Oct. 18.  Comments can be mailed to Laura Housh, Okefenokee NWR, 2700 Suwannee Canal Rd. Folkston, GA 31537 or emailed to For more information related to the CCP contact Housh at (912) 496-7366.other refuge concerns; Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex (843) 784-2468.
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