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Public Comment Encouraged On Draft Of Mt. Nebo Wildlife Management Area 15-Year Vision Plan
Annapolis, MD — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife and Heritage Service is currently seeking public comments for The Mount Nebo Wildlife Management Area’s 15 Year Vision Plan.
“The Mt. Nebo WMA Vision Plan establishes a strong foundation for natural resource managers to preserve, protect, enhance and restore diverse wildlife populations and associated habitats,” said Jim Mullan, Regional Manager. “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 the1,863 acre Mount Nebo Wildlife Management Area, located in southern Garrett County, DNR developed a draft Mt. Nebo Vision Plan. The Vision Plan is a revision to the existing Mount Nebo WMA plan. The plan contains long-term goals for the management of natural resources and outdoor recreation. The plan also addresses the monitoring and protection of sensitive wildlife habitats as well as the enhancement and creation of valuable habitat for game species.
Comments may be submitted online at http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/MtNeboWMAForum/commentform.asp, via fax to 301-777-2029; and via telephone at 301-777-2136.
Written comments may be sent to:
Jim Mullan, DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service
3 Pershing Street, Room 110
Cumberland, MD 21502
May 8, 2009
Contact: Josh Davidsburg
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