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Comprehensive Conservation Planning

The FWS is in the process of developing a new management plan—known as a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP)—that will guide the refuge for the next 15 years and beyond. The purpose of a CCP is to specify a management direction for the refuge. The goals, objectives and strategies for improving refuge conditions—including the types of habitat to be provided, partnership opportunities and management actions needed to achieve desired conditions—are described in the CCP. The FWS's preferred alternative for managing the refuge and its effects on the human environment, are described in the CCP as well. The draft CCP is now available for public comment; comments must be received by February 18, 2014. You may submit your comments through any of these methods:

  • E-mail to Include "Conboy Lake NWR CCP" in the subject line of the message.
  • Fax to (509) 546-8303. Please use "Conboy Lake NWR CCP" in the subject line.
  • Mail to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Conboy Lake NWR CCP, 64 Maple Street, Burbank, WA 99323.
  • Drop off your comments in person to the address above, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Download the Draft CCP (15.8 MB) 

For further information, please contact Rich Albers, Refuge Manager, Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge, (509) 546-8317 or


Previous Activities

Prior to developing a CCP and EA, the scope of the document—that is, what will be covered and in what detail—must be determined. Public scoping for issues to be addressed in the CCP, management actions to be undertaken and opportunities to benefit wildlife and people officially began on July 13, 2011, with a notice published in the Federal Register. The formal comment period closed on August 12, 2011. Prior to the formal scoping period, the FWS held a public open house on June 14, 2011, in Glenwood, Washington, to solicit ideas from the public on CCP issues and content.

Conboy Lake Preplanning Report 

Comments From June 14 Public Scoping Meeting 

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2014
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