The draft comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and environmental assessment (EA) can be accessed below by its individual chapters and appendixes. These files are in .pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.
Cover and Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - The Purpose of, and Need for, Action
Chapter 2 - Existing Environment
Chapter 3 - Alternatives Considered, Including the Service-Preferred Alternative
Chapter 4 - Environmental Consequences
Chapter 5 - Consultation and Coordination
Appendix A - Species List
Appendix B - Wilderness Review
Appendix C - Findings of Appropriateness and Compatibility Determinations
Appendix D - Staffing Charts
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Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located only 26 miles west of New York City’s Times Square. It is a 12-square-mile natural oasis in an area that is mostly suburban, making the refuge an outstanding area for migrating waterfowl to stop, rest and feed on their migration.