Refuge conservation plans are called “comprehensive conservation plans” (CCPs). Conservation planning for the Gravel Island National Wildlife Refuge is currently underway as part of the Great Lakes Islands Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) which include several island refuges in Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Lake Huron. Learn More
Because they face similar resource and public use issues, the Service will develop a single comprehensive conservation plan for the five refuges.
Comprehensive conservation planning will set wildlife, habitat and public use priorities and guide management decisions on theses refuges for the next 15 years. All aspects of island refuge management will be addressed, including fish and wildlife habitat, public use, and current management activities.