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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.

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

Latest News in Developing the Massasoit NWR CCP

Since our public scoping meeting in April 2012, our CCP planning team has taken the public comments received into consideration to refine and further develop two different alternatives for refuge management into the next 15 years. Our CCP planning team is currently assessing the potential impacts that could result from implementing either of these alternatives and writing the draft CCP and EA. We appreciate your patience as we continue to develop a draft CCP and EA that is easy to read and understand.

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2015
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