Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Region
Deer Flat NWR
13751 Upper Embankment Rd Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: 208-467-9278
Fax: 208-467-1019

Non-CCP Planning-related Information

Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
Comprehensive Conservation Planning

Pelicans roost on a beaver lodge at Lake Lowell.  Photo copyright Mike Shipman.Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), one of the over 550 National Wildlife Refuges in the U.S., has embarked on an important multi-year process to develop a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for the Refuge. The CCP will guide Refuge management and public use for the next 15 years.

The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife and plants. Since President Theodore Roosevelt designated Florida's Pelican Island as the first wildlife refuge in 1903, the System has grown to more than 150 million acres and over 550 National Wildlife Refuges.

Every refuge is established for a purpose and every refuge is to be managed to achieve its purpose. The purpose for Deer Flat Refuge is to provide a refuge and breeding grounds for migratory birds and other wildlife. Read more about the Refuge’s establishment at FAQ number 6 .

A CCP is a long-term plan that ensures we manage a refuge to achieve its purpose in accordance with the policies and mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Once completed, the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge CCP will be the blueprint we will use to improve Refuge conditions and manage fish, wildlife, plants, and recreation over a period of 15 years.

For updates on the CCP, please click the appropriate links below.

CCP Participation Opportunities

CCP Frequently Asked Questions

Current and Archived Planning Documents Latest: draft CCP/EIS and Planning Update 5 posted March 15, 2013

Scientific Literature Reviewed

CCP News Releases and Federal Register Notices

Public Input Received to date


Upcoming CCP Participation Opportunities:

End of Draft CCP/EIS Comment Period

The final comment period in this planning process ended May 15, 2013. Responses to comments received on the draft CCP/EIS will be included in the final CCP/EIS, which is expected to be released in fall or winter of 2013.

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Everyone on the CCP mailing list will receive Planning Updates to keep you informed about the continuing planning process. Contact us to request to be added to the mailing list.

Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
13751 Upper Embankment Road
Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: (208) 467-9278

Last updated: May 29, 2013