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DNR Welcomes Public Input on E.A. Vaughn WMA

Comment deadline August 10

Photo of E.A. Vaughn Wildlife Management AreaWorcester County, Md. (July 5, 2012) ─ The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public comment on the 15-year vision for E.A. Vaughn Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The 2630-acre property is located in southeastern Worcester County. DNR will accept public comment on the plan through August 10, 2012.

“Public comments will help wildlife professionals establish a sound management strategy to preserve, protect, enhance and restore diverse wildlife populations and habitats,” said Russ Hill, habitat biologist and plan coordinator for DNR’s Wildlife and Heritage Service. “We hope that interested hunters, hikers, birdwatchers and other outdoor enthusiasts will take advantage of this chance to review and comment on the vision plan.”

The E.A. Vaughn WMA vision plan was developed to effectively establish long-term goals, and maintain and manage public access for outdoor recreation and natural resource protection. The plan, to be carried out over the next 15 years, will address conserving, restoring and protecting sensitive wildlife habitats as well as creating and maintaining valuable habitat for game species.

More information on the E.A. Vaughn WMA is available at, dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/Publiclands/eastern/eavaughn.asp.

Citizens may comment by phone at 410-713-3851, by fax to 410-713-3849, or online by visiting dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/EAVaughn_WMAForum/Vision_Plan.asp. Written comments should be sent to Russ Hill, DNR Wildlife and Heritage Service, 201 Baptist Street, Suite 22, Salisbury, Md. 21801.


   July 5, 2012

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

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