Comprehensive Conservation Plan
When Congress amended the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act in 1997, it ratified an underlying philosophy that “wildlife comes first” on refuges. The Act:
• Provides the Fish and Wildlife Service with guidance for managing refuges to ensure the long-term conservation of fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is developing CCPs for all Pacific Island Refuges that will guide their management for the next 15 years. The CCP will ensure that Refuge management reflects the purposes of the Refuges and the mission, policies, and goals of the National Wildlife Refuge System. As we develop the CCP, we will also be developing an environmental analysis document that evaluates the consequences of implementing various management alternatives. This analysis will be developed in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
The links below will direct you to planning updates, Comprehensive Conservation Plans, and federal register notices.
Active Planning Projects
Marine National MonumentsMariana Trench MNM
Pacific Islands MNM
Completed Planning Projects