Marsh, Nestucca Bay, and Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuges
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is pleased to announce the completion of Comprehensive Conservation Plans (CCPs) for Bandon Marsh, Nestucca Bay, and Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuges. The purpose for developing a CCP is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year plan for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System, consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, our policies, and the National Environmental Policy Act.
In 2010, the Service's Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex initiated the "Comprehensive Conservation Planning" process in order to review and plan for the long-term management of wildlife, habitat, and wildlife oriented public use on these Refuges. Since then, the Service has requested and received input from Tribes, interested agencies, elected officials, the public, and organizations regarding their interests, concerns, and viewpoints about Refuge management issues. This information has been incorporated into the development of the Refuges’ CCPs.
The Service selected Alternative C, the preferred alternative, to be implemented on each Refuge. The goals, objectives, and strategies under the preferred alternative emphasize expanded habitat management, restoration, and monitoring along with increased public use opportunities. Now that the plans have been completed, the Service will begin implementing proposed projects and partnerships as funding becomes available.
Roy W. Lowe, Project Leader
Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex
2127 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, Oregon 97365-5258
Phone: (541) 867-4550
Fax: (541) 867-4551
For more information about the CCP planning
process, visit the Pacific
Region Division of Refuge Planning website.