AMNWR/FWS: Open House in Sand Point on Jan 15, 2014 7:00 PM

Posted on: December 19th, 2013 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Community Window

KSDP will be covering the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge’s upcoming Open House in Sand Point. For more information on the topic, click here.

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CATTLE ON TWO REFUGE ISLANDS
Open House – Public Invited

January 15 7:00 PM
QTT Community Center, Sand Point, Alaska

Learn more about unauthorized cattle on two refuge islands.

•  Refuge purposes must be met – Wosnesenski and Chirikof islands are part of Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Like all national wildlife refuges, they are places where needs of wildlife must come first.

•  Cattle are unauthorized – There are no permits or leases allowing livestock grazing.

•  Cattle are causing damage – The presence of unregulated cattle on these islands has caused and continues to cause damage to refuge natural resources.

•  We welcome public input – The refuge is beginning public planning to develop alternatives for this issue, with the goal of ending unauthorized cattle grazing on these two refuge islands.

ALASKA MARITIME NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
95 Sterling Hwy #1, Homer AK 99603

907-235-6546
fw7_akmaritime [at] fws [dot] gov
http://www.fws.gov/alaska/nwr/akmar/grazing.htm