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What is a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP)?

The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to write comprehensive conservation plans (CCP) for all of the refuges in the System by 2012. CCP's establish management goals and objectives for all refuge programs over the next 15 years. The planning project provides a unique opportunity for the Service to involve individuals and local communities in the long-term management of the refuge.

CCP Process
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How can you become involved?
There are many ways that you can get involved in the planning process. These are just a few:

  • Contact us at any time
  • Attend one of our open houses
  • Complete a community survey
  • Read our planning newsletters and feature articles
  • Invite us to your civic and professional group meetings
  • Invite us to your elected official meetings (town, county, state)
  • Create partnerships
  • Create working groups and technical exchanges
  • Participate in informal gatherings

If you have any questions or comments about the refuge's CCP Process or if you would like to join our mailing list please contact:

Beth Goldstein
Refuge Planner
Northeast Regional Office
300 Westgate Center Drive
Hadley, MA 01035
(413) 253-8564
Fax: (413) 253-8468
Email: beth_goldstein@fws.gov