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105 STAT. 1656 PUBLIC LAW 102-212 —DEC. 11, 1991 (2) the term "refuge" means the Silvio Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge established under section 106 of this Act; (3) the term "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service; and . (4) the term "selection area" means the lands and waters of the Connecticut River basin, including the main stem of the river and its tributaries from its source at Fourth Connecticut Lake to Long Island Sound. SEC. 104. PURPOSES. The purposes for which the refuge is established are— (1) to conserve, protect, and enhance the Connecticut River valley populations of Atlantic salmon, American shad, river herring, shortnosed sturgeon, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, osprey, black ducks, and other native species of plants, fish, and wildlife; (2) to conserve, protect, and enhance the natural diversity and abundance of plant, fish, and wildlife species and the ecosystems upon which these species depend within the refuge; (3) to protect species listed as endangered or threatened, or identified as candidates for listing, pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.); (4) to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of wetlands and other waters within the refuge; (5) to fulfill the international treaty obligations of the United States relating to fish and wildlife and wetlands; and (6) to provide opportunities for scientific research, environmental education, and fish and wildlife-oriented recreation and access to the extent compatible with the other purposes stated in this section. SEC. 105. SELECTION OF LANDS. Within three years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the • Secretary shall— (1) consult with appropriate State and local officials, including those representing State government natural heritage inventory agencies, the Long Island Sound Management Conference as established under the National Estuary Program, private conservation organizations, and other interested parties in designating the refuge boundaries; (2) define and designate the refuge boundaries, including all subunits, within the selection area that would fulfill the purposes set forth in section 104 of this Act; and Federal (3) prepare a detailed map depicting the refuge boundaries '*^*®J.' designated under paragraph (2), which the Secretary shall keep pubiica ion. ^^ gj^^ ^^^ available for public inspection at offices of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and publish notice in the Federal Register of such availability. SEC. 106. ACQUISITION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF REFUGE. (a) ACQUISITION. — To the extent authorized under the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742f-a -5), the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, as amended (16 U.S.C. 460k-4 -ll), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the Migratory Bird Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 715-715s), the Emergency Wetlands Resources Act of 1986, as amended (16 U.S.C.