USFWS plans to expand Brown's Park


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has developed a plan to expand Brown's Park National Wildlife Refuge by 5,922 acres.
The U.S. fish and Wildlife Service announced the proposed expansion in the Federal Register on July 11, 2000.
The service wants the strip of BLM land north of the refuge and south of Colorado Highway 318 to be designated as part of the refuge.
The Moffat County Commissioners are against the expansion due to existing grazing rights and other implications of the move.
According to Comstock, the BLM has not taken a stand on the expansion and it is currently going through an environmental assessment of the area of the proposed expansion to find out what the implications would be.
Phylis Bowers, reality specialist for the local Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office was on hand to witness the right of way declaration by the county commissioners on be half of the BLM on Monday.
There will be a public hearing to gather input from the local community on the expansion from noon to 4 p.m., Nov. 28, at Craig City Hall.

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