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Comprehensive Conservation Planning

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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.

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Draft Plan Released for Public Comment, Comment Period through November 30, 2014

We are pleased to announce the release of the draft comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and environmental assessment (EA) for James River NWR for public comment. The draft CCP and EA presents three alternatives for managing the refuge over the next 15 years. The Service’s preferred alternative (alternative B) combines the actions we believe would best achieve the refuge’s purposes, vision, and goals; respond to key issues; support species of conservation concern; and provide enhanced public use opportunities.

Click here to view or download the chapters, appendixes, and newsletter/summary of the draft CCP and EA.

We will accept comments on the draft CCP and EA through November 30, 2014, including emails, letters, and faxes. The latest newsletter contains information about our draft CCP and EA, including dates and times for our public information sessions.

To submit comments, request a copy of the plan on CD-ROM, or obtain additional information, please contact:

Rebekah Martin, Deputy Refuge Manager
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Eastern Virginia Rivers NWR Complex
P.O. Box 1030
336 Wilna Rd
Warsaw, VA 22572
804/333-1470 x113
804/333-3396 fax

Email: (please put “James River CCP” in the subject line)

***Please include your mailing address if you would like to be on our mailing list.

IMPORTANT: Please note that names on the CCP mailing list become part of the public record for this project. The Service must release names only (not addresses) if requested under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act of 1974. To retain you on our mailing list we need your permission.

Public Meetings

On November 12, we will host two meeting sessions. At each session, we will give a short presentation on the draft CCP and EA, followed by an open house. Attendees will have opportunities to speak directly with the planning team and ask questions about the plan. We will provide comment forms for individuals to write their comments.

Public Meetings - November 12, 2014

Session 1: Presentation begins at 1:00 p.m.

Session 2: Presentation begins at 5:30 p.m.

Location for both events:

Prince George Library
6605 Courts Drive
Prince George, VA 23875
Phone: (804) 458-6329 extension 3700

The Service is committed to providing access to these meetings for all participants. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services, close captioning, or other accommodation needs to refuge staff at (804) 333-1470 or the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Requests should be made at least 5 days in advance.

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2014
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