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Comprehensive Conservation Plan - A multi-year planning process has begun to develop a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for Kīlauea Point, Hanalei, and Hulē‘ia National Wildlife Refuges. As part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, Refuges are required to have a CCP in place to guide the management of fish, wildlife, plants, habitats and public uses.


  • Comprehensive Conservation Plan


    The purpose of a 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. The Service’s preferred alternative for managing the Refuge and its effects on the human environment, are described in the CCP as well.

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  • Draft Environmental Assessment

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    Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge is pleased to announce the availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment, which evaluates the impact of Management Actions for Immediate Implementation to Reduce the Potential for Extirpation of ‘Ua‘u (Pterodroma sandwichensis, Hawaiian petrel, HAPE) from Kaua‘i. In 2014, a predator proof fence was constructed on the Refuge to serve as a future nesting site for listed seabirds, and the proposed management actions put forth in the DEA represent the next steps in restoring the area within the Nihoku fence and providing additional protection for several listed species.

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  • National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act


    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 NWRS Improvement  Act expressly states that wildlife conservation is the priority of System lands and that the Secretary shall ensure that the biological integrity, diversity, and environmental health of refuge lands are maintained. Each refuge must be managed to fulfill the specific purposes for which the refuge was established and the System mission. The first priority of each refuge is to conserve, manage, and if needed, restore fish and wildlife populations and habitats according to its purpose.

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Last Updated: Jul 20, 2015
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