Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge, Stewart County, TN
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the environmental assessment for Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). In the final CCP, we describe how we will manage this refuge for the next 15 years.
Office of the Secretary; Renewal of the Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee
The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), after consultation with the General Services Administration, has renewed the Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee. The Committee will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on developing effective measures to avoid or minimize impacts to wildlife and their habitats related to land-based wind energy facilities.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to designate critical habitat for polar bear (Ursus maritimus) populations in the United States under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 519,403 square kilometers (km\2\) (200,541 square miles (mi\2\)) fall within the boundaries of the proposed critical habitat designation. The proposed critical habitat is located in Alaska and adjacent territorial and U.S. waters.