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Comprehensive Conservation Planning

Forested wetlands

The purpose of a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) is to specify a management direction for the refuge for the next 15 years. The goals, objectives, and strategies for improving refuge conditions—including the types of habitat we will provide, partnership opportunities, and management actions needed to achieve desired conditions – are described in the CCP.


Planning for the Future 

The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (PL 105-57) requires comprehensive conservation plans (CCPs) for each national wildlife refuge. CCPs are 15-year plans designed to provide strategic management direction that best achieves the refuge's purposes; attains the vision and goals developed for the refuge; contributes to the National Wildlife Refuge System mission; addresses key challenges, issues, and relevant mandates; and is consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management.

Latest News in Developing the Great Swamp NWR CCP

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is pleased to announce the release of the final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) for Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (NWR).  

The latest newsletter contains information about our final CCP. The electronic files for the final CCP can be found here.  If you would like to review the draft CCP that was released for public review from May through June click here.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the refuge, you can contact staff on-site directly at:

241 Pleasant Plains Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Phone: (973) 425-1222
Fax: (973) 425-7309
Office Email: greatswamp@fws.gov

Questions specific to the CCP process can be directed to:

Bill Perry 
Refuge Planner
Northeast Regional Office
300 Westgate Center Drive
Hadley, MA 01035
(413) 253-8688
Fax: (413) 253-8468
Email: northeastplanning@fws.gov (please put "Great Swamp NWR" in the subject line)

Page Photo Credits — Forested wetland - John Deep.
Last Updated: Nov 20, 2014
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