Public Meetings Will Help Determine Fate of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to hear from YOU!

That’s right – according to a posting on the Oregonian’s Oregon Outdoors blog, the USFWS will be holding two meetings in November and December to gather public input regarding the development of a management plan for the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. The plan is meant to be comprehensive and guide the refuge’s management and operations for the next 15 years. The USFWS is welcoming any and all questions, concerns, ideas or suggestions.

When are these meetings? Glad you asked. The meetings are schedule for:

Tuesday, Nov. 30, 7 PM to 9 PM
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
19255 SW Pacific Hwy., Sherwood, OR


Thursday, Dec. 2, 7 PM to 9 PM
Forest Grove Senior and Community Center
2037 Douglas St., Forest Grove, OR

Can’t make it to the meetings? Don’t worry. You can still send written comments for consideration:

Fax: 503-625-5947
Snail Mail: Refuge Manager, Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 19255 S.W. Pacific Highway, Sherwood, OR 97140

Remember, this is your chance to affect real change in the development and management of forest land. If you enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, or any other outdooractivity in the Tualatin River area, you would benefit from taking part in these discussions. The future of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is in your hands!

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