The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) released a draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the National Elk Refuge in Teton County. 

These draft documents describe how the Service intends to manage the refuge for the next 15 years.

According to a news release, this draft CCP and EA provides the public with a clear picture of what the Service intends to do for wildlife protection, habitat management, and visitor services on the National Elk Refuge. The documents describe four management alternatives for the National Elk Refuge. The proposed action is Alternative D, a blended alternative that would both increase public use opportunities with an emphasis on the six priority wildlife-dependent uses including hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, environmental education, and interpretation.

The draft CCP and EA are companion documents to the National Elk Refuge Bison and Elk Management Plan and its contents, including supplemental feeding, are not part of this comment period.