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Public comment sought on draft recreational boating compatibility determination for Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

Posted August 2, 2017

The public comment period is open Aug. 1-30, 2017

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a draft recreational boating Compatibility Determination (CD) for the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge System that is available for public review and comment.

The process began in 2015, and a previous draft CD was released in April 2016 and withdrawn after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided more deliberation was required. A copy of the revised draft CD is available online at:

The public comment and review period is open for 30 days: Aug. 1-30, 2017. To be part of the record, comments must be submitted in writing and be received on, or postmarked by, Aug. 30, 2017.

Send written comments to:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge
Attn: Draft Recreational Boating CD Comments
317 Mesquite Avenue
Needles, CA 92363

Comments also may be emailed to:

A public Listening Session is scheduled for Aug. 17, 2017. Details of that meeting will be posted at once they are available.

“Public participation in this process is important to ensure future recreational activities on the Refuge offer quality experiences for all visitors while meeting the purpose of the Refuge,” according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, frequently asked questions, maps and other information will be posted soon at: