US Fish and Wildlife Service to hold open house

Beginning in late February, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold a series of public open houses at various locations in Montana to solicit public input for the development of a Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the Charles M. Russell Wetland Management District and associated National Wildlife Refuges. The Service encourages everyone with an interest in these significant public resources to participate in this process and help create the vision for future management of the wetland management district and national wildlife refuges.
The Laurel meeting is Thursday, March 2, Laurel, 5-7 p.m., at the Laurel Public Library. The meetings will follow an informal open-house format. A brief presentation will be conducted at 6 p.m. each day of the scoping meetings. You are invited to drop by anytime between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to meet with Service personnel, learn more about the CCP process, and provide input. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to providing access to these meetings for all participants. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services, close captioning, or other accommodation needs to Toni Griffin, 303/236 4378,, TTY 800-877-8339 by February 21, 2017.
​The planning area for this CCP covers the Charles M. Russell Wetland Management District, which is composed of Golden Valley, Musselshell, Petroleum, Stillwater, and Yellowstone Counties in central Montana. This WMD includes Clark’s Fork, Spidel, and Tew Waterfowl Productions Areas and various Conservation Easements. Grass Lake, Hailstone, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges are also a part of this CCP effort and fall within the five counties of this WMD.
Written comments should be submitted by March 31, 2017 to Charles M. Russell WMD CCP, P.O. Box 110, Lewistown, MT 59457. Email can be submitted to For more information about the plan call: (406) 538-8706. For more information about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, visit our home page at


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