Region 2 FWP has issued a Decision Notice to proceed with its proposal to acquire 3 conservation easements (Murray Douglas, Murray Creek, and Douglas Creek) on approximately 10,760 acres of private land north of Drummond in Powell County. The purpose is to secure critical fish and wildlife habitat and to maintain compatible recreational opportunities and hunting access for the public. A draft environmental assessment, management plan, and socio-economic assessment for this proposal were available for public review from March 22 to April 22, 2013. All but one comment received from the public and at the public hearing expressed support for this proposal; the one did not specifically express support or opposition. FWP will recommend to the FWP Commission at its May 9 meeting that FWP be allowed to proceed with the CE acquisitions.