Dec 22, 2010 8:53 PM by Associated Press

National Elk Refuge to begin work on 15-year plan

JACKSON, Wyo. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it will be developing a new 15-year plan for the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole.

The agency has scheduled a public scoping meeting on the upcoming plan. The meeting will take place Jan. 11 in the Grand Teton Room at Snow King resort.

Refuge officials say the upcoming comprehensive conservation plan will not address bison and elk management on the refuge. Those species were covered in a separate bison and elk management plan that was completed in 2007.

The plan will look at all other aspects of refuge management including migratory birds, threatened and endangered species, visitor use and cultural resources.

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