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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 a draft comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and environmental assessment (EA) for Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). The draft CCP/EA is now available for public review and comment until June 27, 2014.

The latest newsletter contains information about our draft CCP/EA, including dates and times for our public information sessions. Click here to download the files for the CCP/EA 

Contact Information 

You may submit comments throughout the planning process by using the following contact information: 

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

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Page Photo Credits — Forested wetland - John Deep.
Last Updated: May 13, 2014
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