Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Planning
Planning for the Future
The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (PL 105-57) requires Comprehensive Conservation Plans (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 What Are CCPs?
Latest News in Developing the Great Swamp NWR CCP
For the past year, the planning team has been developing draft management alternatives, meeting with refuge and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff, the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, other local government agencies and partners.
The latest newsletter contains general information about our draft alternatives. Click here for a more detailed matrix of information about the alternatives that we are reviewing for the Draft CCP and Environmental Assessment (EA). We anticipate that the Draft CCP/EA for Great Swamp NWR will be available in the spring of 2013. We will have a formal comment period and public meetings at that time.
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