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Conservation

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Refuge conservation plans are called “comprehensive conservation plans” (CCPs). Each of the 560 refuges in the United States must undergo a CCP process as mandated by the 1997 Refuge System Improvement Act.

  • Comprehensive Conservation Plan

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    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. Read more here on how you can be involved in the planning process for Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes NWR.

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  • National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act

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    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 first priority of each refuge is to conserve, manage, and if needed, restore fish and wildlife populations and habitats according to its purpose. Learn more here about the NWRSI Act here.

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Last Updated: Dec 30, 2013
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