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Comprehensive Conservation Planning

Crater Hill CCP pageThe 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.

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. 

The draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan is a large file.  If you are having difficulty viewing the files in your browser, right click on the file and choose "save target as" - this allows you to save the files to your hard drive for easier viewing.  You may also download individual chapters.

Draft CCP (pdf 11 MB) (February 2015)


Table of Contents

Readers' Guide

Chapter 1 - Introduction and Background

Chapter 2 - Management Alternatives

Chapter 3 - Physical Environment

Chapter 4 - Refuge Biology and Habitats

Chapter 5 - Social and Economic Environment

Chapter 6 - Environmental Consequences


Planning Update 1 announces Public Open House Meetings on January 26, 2010, in Lihue, HI, and January 28, 2010, in Kīlauea, HI. It also provides an overview of the refuges, and includes a list of potential refuge management issues we may consider during the CCP planning process. (January 2010)

Planning Update 2 - This planning update summarizes the comments received, and lists primary management issues that will be used to draft management alternatives and refine draft goals and objectives. (February 2011) 

Planning Update 3 - announces the availability of the Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment (February 2015)

News Release - Public Comment Sought on Draft Management Plan for Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Last Updated: Feb 12, 2015
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