Monday, September 23, 2013

More on Proposed Fed. Wildlife Refuge



The above picture is not the best quality, but it will give you a general idea of the parameters of the proposed wildlife refuge.  Thanks to the head's up from a commentor, I attach below the .pdf of the brochure put by the government.



The Clarion Ledger ran a story on it this past weekend.

Here are snippets from the article:



The proposed refuge will include up to 5,000 acres of undeveloped land bounded by the Ross Barnett Reservoir to the north and Lakeland Drive to the south. Within the project area, 2,712 acres are currently owned by Mississippi Department of Transportation and will be turned over to the USFWS upon approval of the refuge.

According to the USFWS, the refuge could be a home for a variety of outdoor activities, including wildlife watching, biking, hunting and outdoor educational programs.

In an effort to maximize the benefits of this urban refuge, USFWS spokeswoman Connie Dickard said, there will be an open house meeting 6-8 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Flowood Public Library, 103 Winners Circle.

The entire article can be found here.  

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sooo, MDOT is "contributing" 2,712 acres to the FEDS. That property belongs to the state, people, voters. A minimum value of a couple of million dollars. Let's have some revenue or exchange it for like kind/value fed lands.

Anonymous said...

more information including better map at their website. http://www.fws.gov/southeast/ProposedMSRefuge/