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Comprehensive Conservation Planning

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.


The Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex encompasses eight national wildlife refuges (NWRs): Assabet River, Great Meadows, Mashpee, Massasoit, Monomoy, Nantucket, Nomans Land, and Oxbow NWRs. Due to the size of this complex, we have divided our comprehensive conservation planning (CCP) process into several phases.

Latest News in Developing the CCP

The Mashpee, Massosoit and Monomoy refuges are now in the Preplanning stage of the CCP process, and are scheduled to begin working on their CCP in 2013. Please check back for more information on the Mashpee, Massosoit and Monomoy CCPs at that time.

To learn more about CCP's and the CCP Process in general, please visit the northeast planning page 

Last Updated: Sep 09, 2013
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