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Conservation

Black Tern

Refuge conservation plans are called “comprehensive conservation plans” (CCPs). The purpose of a CCP is to specify a management direction for the Refuge for the next 15 years. 

  • Comprehensive Conservation Plan

    Sandhill Crane

    Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge has an Interim Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) that was completed in 2001. The final CCP is scheduled to begin in 2013. The CCP will be guiding Refuge management and administration for 15 years after its completion. Be sure to check this website for updated information on the CCP process.

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  • National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act

    Bald Eagle

    National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997: The NWRS Improvement Act defines a unifying mission for all refuges, including a process for determining compatible uses on refuges, and requiring that each refuge be managed according to a CCP. The NWRS Improvement  Act expressly states that wildlife conservation is the priority of System lands and that the Secretary shall ensure that the biological integrity, diversity, and environmental health of refuge lands are maintained. Each refuge must be managed to fulfill the specific purposes for which the refuge was established and the System mission. The first priority of each refuge is to conserve, manage, and if needed, restore fish and wildlife populations and habitats according to its purpose.

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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2012
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