Wednesday, September 17, 2008

AWC: Kofa ruling ignores public input on wildlife

Kofa refuge: ecosystem or game farm?

As a conservation-minded hunter, I share recent news from the Arizona Wilderness Coalition.

PHOENIX -- In a decision made on September 5th in the United States District Court, Judge Mary Murguia ignored the public’s right to know about a significant project to install artificial water structures in a federally designated wilderness area. The case was brought by conservation groups against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Kofa National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) because the agency failed to notify and involve the public in the decision for a new water installation project and their use of motorized equipment to construct this permanent structure within a federally designated wilderness area.

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- adapted from AWC

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