RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is updating the comprehensive conservation plans for two wildlife refuges in Virginia.
The agency will hold meetings this week to gather public input on the 15-year plans for the James River and Plum Tree Island national wildlife refuges.
Meghan Carfioli with the Fish and Wildlife Service says that public input is essential to the planning process.
Meetings on the James River refuge plan are scheduled for 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Prince George County Human Services Building.
The Plum Tree Island refuge meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Friday in in Poquoson.
Oct. 15 is the deadline for submission of written comments.