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Fish and Wildlife Leaders Seeking Public Input on Hanford Reach Plan

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Richland, wash. -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hosting several meetings to let the public voice their opinion on the Hanford Reach National Monument Draft Management Plan.      Fish and Wildlife leaders say the plan provides a good range of potential management alternatives that seek to balance public use and access with resource protection for the monument.      They now want to know what the public thinks about it.  Monday, February 5th, one of the meetings was held in Richland.  "This is the last chance to put that public comment in and tell us, 'Did we get it right?  Did we get it close?  How close?  How right?  Which one do you like?  Which one don't you like,'" said Gregory Hughes with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  There are several ways for you to comment on their plan for the hanford reach national monument.   If you're mailing a comment, it should be postmarked by February 23rd.  Mail comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Draft CCP Comments, 3250 Port of Benton Boulevard, Richland, Washington 99354.  This is the preferred method.  Comments can also be emailed to .  Be sure to include "Draft CCP Comments" in the subject line.  Visit to submit comments online.  The Monument web site, is also a good place to check for updates, download additional documents, check other background information, etc.  If time is running short, comments can be faxed to 509-375-0196, or dropped off during office hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.).   The FWS is asking the public to include a name and address on all comments submitted, regardless of format, to ensure receiving a copy of the final CCP/EIS.