Stewart B. McKinney 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 CCP
Stewart B. McKinney NWR is now in the process of developing alternatives.
Refuge staff, along with regional U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection staff have reviewed comments that we received during the scoping process. We are using the comments received, along with input from experts, the refuge purpose, and regional priorities to develop management alternatives.
For information about what we heard during the scoping period and a spotlight on Falkner Island, read our latest newsletter.
We anticipate that the Draft CCP and Environmental Assessment (EA) for Stewart B. McKinney NWR will be available in the summer of 2013. We will have a formal comment period and public meetings at that time.
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