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A Delaware skipper on common milkweed. Credit: Dr. Thomas Barnes
A Delaware skipper on common milkweed. Credit: Dr. Thomas Barnes

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Planning

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We completed the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for Eastern Neck NWR in March 2010. The Draft CCP and Environmental Assessment (EA) was released in September 2009. This document represents years of work among Federal and State agencies, local and regional officials and communities, conservation organizations, and user groups.

To learn more about the development of the CCP, check out the planning newsletters.

The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (PL 105-57) requires CCPs for each national wildlife refuge. CCPs are 15-year plans designed to provide strategic management direction that best achieves the refuge's purposes; attains the vision and goals developed for the refuge; contributes to the National Wildlife Refuge System mission; addresses key challenges, issues, and relevant mandates; and is consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management. To learn more about CCPs and the CCP process in general, please visit Planning Process or What Are CCPs?

How to Access the Document

To view or download the Final CCP, please click here.

To view of download the Draft CCP and EA, please click here.

Contact Information

If you would like to request a CD-Rom or hard copy of the documents, ask questions about the CCP and planning process, or learn about how you can get involved at the refuge, please visit the refuge Web site or contact refuge staff at:

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge
1730 Eastern Neck Rd.
Rock Hall, MD 21661
Phone: (410) 639-7056
Last updated: October 25, 2012