Navy seeks comments

The Navy is preparing an updated Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan for Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and would like the public to comment.

The INRMP is a broad-scoped strategic management plan that sets goals and objectives for managing natural resources on NAS Whidbey. A news release states the current plan was signed and approved in 1996 and must be updated to comply with Department of Defense and Navy policies. It must also be consistent with current natural resource and military training uses of the installation.

The Navy would like to consider the public’s comments and concerns as it prepares and finalizes the INRMP. A copy of the draft can be reviewed at the NAS Whidbey website at Click on “Operations and Management,” then scroll down to “Environmental Support.”

Comments should be submitted by June 9 and can be sent to: NAS Whidbey Island, Public Works Department, Natural Resources Management Program, 1115 W. Lexington St., Building 103, Oak Harbor, WA 98278-3500. Questions can be directed to John Phillips, Natural Resources program manager, at 257-8873.


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