The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has completed the Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR).
An overview of the CCP process is provided in Planning Update 1 (posted to the left).
Public scoping began in late 2006, and a public meeting was held at the refuge on January 25, 2007. A summary of the public comments is listed in Planning Update 2 (posted to the left).
In addition to the public scoping, the refuge performed an environmental assessment (EA) to develop and analyze management alternatives associated with development of the CCP. Information concerning the EA can be found in Planning Update 2 as well.
The Draft CCP/EA was made available for public comment from April 22 through May 22, 2008 (for details see Planning Update 3 posted to the left).
Purpose of CCP:
As part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, Pee Dee NWR is required to have a CCP in place to guide the management of fish, wildlife, plants, habitats, and public uses for a period of 15 years.
The Final CCP is currently being approved for public release (Fall 2008). Once it has been signed, you will be able to access the document online at: http://www.fws.gov/southeast/planning/
To request a CD or hardcopy version, please contact the refuge below (copies should be available during Winter 2008 or early 2009).
Jeffrey Bricken, Refuge Manager / CCP Planner
Pee Dee NWR CCP
5770 U.S. Highway 52 North
Wadesboro, NC 28170