We are pleased to announce that on Friday, April 3, 2015, Geoffrey Haskett, Regional Director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska, signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (CCP/FEIS). The plan can now be implemented with the signing of the ROD. The agency’s decision adopts the preferred alternative in the CCP/FEIS, Alternative E.  Alternative E recommends the three Wilderness Study Areas be designated as Wilderness and recommends four rivers for designation as Wild and Scenic Rivers.  

-- Record of Decision

-- Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness Map

-- Federal Register Notice

 

This Comprehensive Conservation Plan is a revision of the 1988 plan currently used to manage Arctic Refuge. The revised plan describes six alternatives for Refuge management and assesses the effects of implementing each of the alternatives. The document, with links below, is divided into four volumes: an introduction, appendices, comment analysis, and sample of public comments.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan

Federal Register Notice

Dear Reader

Planning Update 5

Exective Summary 2015

Errata Sheet

Volume 1

Errata Sheet  Vol 1.

Revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan - Final Environmental Impact Statement
-- Chapter 1. Introduction
-- Chapter 2. Goals. Objectives, Management Policies, and Guidelines
-- Chapter 3. Issues and Alternatives
-- Chapter 4. Affected Environment
-- Chapter 5. Environmental Consequences
-- Chapter 6. Implementation and Monitoring
-- Chapter 7. Literature Cited

Volume 2

Errata Sheet  Vol 2.

Revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan - Final Environmental Impact Statement
-- Appendix A. Legal, Policy, and Planning Guidance
-- Appendix B. Coordination with Others
-- Appendix C. Other Planning Efforts
-- Appendix D. Issues Considered but Eliminated from Detailed Study
-- Appendix E. Easements, Rights-of-Way, and Withdrawals
-- Appendix F. Species List
-- Appendix G. Appropriate Use and Compatibility Determinations
-- Appendix H. Wilderness Review
-- Appendix I. Wild and Scenic River Review
-- Appendix J. Public Scoping Comments
-- Appendix K. Mailing List
-- Appendix L. Preparers of the Plan and Planning Team Members
-- Appendix M. Glossary
-- Index for Volumes 1 and 2

Volume 3

Errata Sheet  Vol 3.

Revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan - Final Environmental Impact Statement
-- Introduction
-- Topics: Air Quality
-- References

Volume 4

Errata Sheet  Vol 4.

Revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan - Final Environmental Impact Statement
-- Samples of Public Comments
-- Appendex N. - Form Letters
-- Appendix O. Communications from Governments, Agencies, and Tribes
-- Appendix P. Communications from Non-Government Organizations
-- Appendix Q. Commnications from Individuals and Other Sources
-- Index by Commenter Numbers