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DNR Seeks Comments on Draft LeCompte WMA Vision Plan
Annapolis, Md. (February 12, 2009) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife & Heritage Service is seeking public comment now through Feb. 26 for the LeCompte Wildlife Management Area’s 15-year Vision Plan.
“The LeCompte WMA Vision Plan will serve as a sound management strategy for natural resource biologists to preserve, protect, enhance and restore diverse wildlife populations and associated habitats,” said Russ Hill, Wildlife & Heritage Service Habitat Biologist and Plan Coordinator. “We hope that hunters, hikers, birdwatchers and other outdoor enthusiasts will take advantage of this opportunity to review and comment on the plan.”
In order to effectively establish long-term goals to maintain and manage public access for outdoor recreation and natural resource protection of the 485 acre tract is located in the southeastern portion of Dorchester County, DNR developed a draft LeCompte Vision Plan. The plan addresses the restoration and protection of sensitive wildlife habitats as well as the enhancement and creation of valuable habitats for game species.
Written comments may be sent to Russ Hill, DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service, 201 Baptist Street, Suite 22, Salisbury, MD 21801. Citizens may comment by phone by calling 410-713-3851, by fax to 410-713-3849, or online at www.dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/LeCompteWMAForum/CommentForm.asp.
February 12, 2009
Contact: Kara Turner
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov.