From the Nov. 5, 2010, NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert:
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is developing a plan that will shape management of the 32,000-acre Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge for the next 15 years. Located in Imperial County, Calif., the refuge was created as a sanctuary and breeding ground for birds and other wildlife. Among allowable public uses on the refuge is waterfowl hunting. The Service is seeking comments from the public on what issues, concerns, and opportunities should be addressed in the plan. Comments are being accepted until December 4th and can be emailed to the Refuge Planner at Victoria_Touchstone@fws.gov. Please include “Sonny Bono Salton Sea CCP” in the subject line of the message. Information about the planning process may be found at http://www.fws.gov/saltonsea/. You may also call the Refuge Planner at 760-431-9440 ext. 349 for further information. It is vitally important that access to federal lands be preserved and where possible, expanded. NRA would appreciate waterfowl hunters taking a few minutes time to submit comments to the refuge in support of waterfowl hunting at this refuge.