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Comment Deadline extended on USFWS rule changes to ensure BIDEH on their Refuges

May 6 @ 9:50 pm - 9:59 pm

Comment deadline extended 60 days, on USFWS proposed rule changes to ensure that the biological integrity, diversity, and environmental health (BIDEH) of the National Wildlife Refuge System (Refuge System) are maintained, and where appropriate, restored and enhanced, in accordance with the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997.

For more information:


Blog post explains this rule making:

A Proposal to Leverage More Conservation Benefits from National Wildlife Refuges

Sign-on letter, Still open 5/4/24: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1nfnaxJAVkAuW3RDALEPdp4FIzNi7l8rf3mGU9mjkZSCSIg/viewform

Some examples of submitted comments

Group letter on predator control at refuges that PHAS signed on to :


Other letters:



Comment submission: You may submit comments on the proposed rule or the proposed revisions to 601 FW 3 by one of the following methods:

Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter FWS–HQ–NWRS–2022–0106, which is the docket number for this rulemaking. Then, click on the Search button. On the resulting screen, find the correct document and submit a comment by clicking on “Comment.”

By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–HQ–NWRS–2022–0106; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: PRB (JAO/3W); Falls Church, VA 22041–3803.

They will not accept email or faxes. They  will post all comments on https://www.regulations.gov. This generally means that they will post any personal information you provide them.


May 6
9:50 pm - 9:59 pm