Fish and Wildlife Service; Department of the Interior.
The Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved the establishment of Red River National Wildlife Refuge, located along the Red River Waterway in Caddo, Bossier, Red River, Natchitoches, and De Soto Parishes, Louisiana.
This action was effective on December 23, 2002.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
George Chandler, Project Leader, Red River National Wildlife Refuge, c/o North Louisiana Refuges' Complex, 11372 Highway 143, Farmerville, Louisiana 71241; telephone: 318/726-4222, fax: 318/726-4667, e-mail: George_Chandler@fws.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service has approved the establishment of Red River National Wildlife Refuge to provide for the restoration and conservation of native plant and animal communities on suitable sites in the Red River Valley, including restoration of extirpated species; to provide habitat to more than 350 species of birds (including migratory and resident waterfowl, shorebirds, and neotropical migratory birds), aquatic life, and a wide array of other species associated with river basin ecosystems; and to provide technical to private landowners in the restoration of their lands for the benefit of fish and wildlife.Start Signature
Dated: December 16, 2002.
Sam D. Hamilton,
[FR Doc. 02-32211 Filed 12-20-02; 8:45 am]
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