Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge

Pacific Region

pronghorn family
Sheldon NWR provides important habitat for pronghorn antelope, sage grouse, and a number of other native species / USFWS

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Information Updated as of September 2011


Comprehensive Conservation Plan

Status of Sheldon NWR's CCP Process: April 2013

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its final Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Record of Decision. A notice of availability was published in the Federal Register. Sheldon NWR spans Washoe and Humboldt Counties in Nevada and Lake County in Oregon. It is a part of the Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The CCP is a 15-year management plan for improving habitats within Sheldon NWR for the long-term conservation of fish, wildlife and plants and for providing wildlife-dependent recreation, environmental education and interpretation opportunities for refuge visitors.

To obtain a CD-ROM copy of the final CCP and ROD contact:
Aaron Collins, Planning Team Leader
Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 111
Lakeview, OR 97630
-or-
Email: SheldonCCP@fws.gov

Phone: (541) 947-3315 ext. 223
Fax: (541) 947-4414

See more links to the Draft CCP/EIS, supporting documents,
planning updates, Federal Register notices, and news releases below.

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November 2012. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (CCP/EIS). The ROD identifies our decision to implement Alternative 2, as it is described in the Final CCP/EIS.
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August 2012. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the availability of the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (CCP/EIS). A summary of the CCP/EIS is provided in Planning Update 5.

 

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Sheldon NWR's CCP Planning Documents Available Online:
You can read, print, or download the following documents online using Adobe Acrobat's Portable Document Format (PDF). A free copy of the Adobe software is available from the Adobe website.

Final CCP and ROD:

Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Record of Decision (pdf 48 mb)

Final CCP/EIS:

Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (CCP/EIS) (pdf 14.36 mb)

Draft CCP/EIS:

Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (pdf 11,447 kb)

Supporting Documents:

Sheldon NWR Wilderness Review 2010 (pdf 3,873kb)

Planning Updates:

Planning Update 1(pdf 780 kb), released May 2008, described the Refuge, preliminary goals and issues, and the CCP process; announced public open house meetings; and requested public comments on the scope of issues to consider during the CCP process.

Planning Update 2 (pdf 2,671 kb), released April 2009, summarized public input and issues, and introduced a draft vision statement.

Planning Update 3 (pdf 3.83 mb), released June 2010, described our preliminary alternatives for public review, and identified our preferred alternative.

Planning Update 4 (pdf 570 kb), released September 2011, describes our draft alternatives including our preferred alternative, and requests public comments.

Planning Update 5 (pdf 1,268 kb), released August 2012, describes our preferred alternative and changes made to the Final CCP/EIS based on public comments, summarizes public involvement, and identifies the next steps in the planning process.

Federal Register Notices:

Notice of Intent, May 12, 2008

Notice of Availability, Draft CCP/EIS September 9, 2011

News Releases:

News release announcing the Draft CCP/EIS comment period September 9, 2011