In brief, it's a big document that outlines proposed goals, priorities and plans for the next decade at the refuge. There are 3 different "alternatives" described: A- essentially status quo; B- existing on-going programs and practices, plus additional objectives; and C- Additional far-reaching ideas. The Refuge prefers and recommends alternative B.
Read the 2-page outline or the big document (chapter 3) if you can. But please DO EMAIL YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF HEINZ REFUGE to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "John Heinz NWR" in the subject line. It's best if comments are detailed and specific. All ideas welcome - policies, visitor services, trails, signage, habitat management, deer control, educational programs - everything! Public comments accepted through April 23. EMAIL NOW - DON'T DELAY! And please share this message with others who share an interest in Heinz Refuge. Every comment is important for management to hear, to ensure a strong future for this precious urban oasis, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum. Documents can be downloaded from weblink: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia is listed as an Audubon Important Bird Area and its stewardship is covered by the Valley Forge Audubon Society.