Refuge Planning
Northeast Region
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Refuge Planning leads conservation planning for national wildlife refuges, wetland management districts, and landscapes across the Northeast Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Comprehensive Conservation Plans
Plans that direct the management of resources and public use at national wildlife refuges and wetland management districts in the Northeast Region over a 15-year period.

Land Protection Plans
Plans that analyze opportunities to protect lands across the Northeast Region in strategic ways: through expansion of existing national wildlife refuges or wetland management districts, establishment of new refuges or district lands, and identification of landscape values that need protection.

Laws and policies
Links to major laws and policies that guide planning for national wildlife refuges, wetland management districts, and landscapes.

Compatibility Determinations
Documents that signify whether proposed or existing uses of national wildlife refuges are compatible with their establishing purposes and the mission of the Refuge System.

Special designations
Areas such as wilderness, research natural areas, wild and scenic rivers, wetlands of international importance (Ramsar sites), and Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserves.

Step-down Plans
Plans that describe strategies and implementation schedules for meeting CCP goals and objectives.


Last updated: April 25, 2014