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Comprehensive Conservation Planning

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The purpose of a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) is to guide refuge management over the next 15 years. The plan includes goals, objectives, and strategies for refuge programs, and details the combination of actions we will implement to protect species, manage habitats, and support compatible, public recreational and other uses.

Latest News in Developing the Monomoy NWR CCP

Draft Plan Released for Public Comment through June 9, 2014 

We are pleased to announce the release of a draft comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and environmental impact statement (EIS) for Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) for public comment through June 9, 2014. The draft CCP/EIS presents three alternatives for managing Monomoy NWR in Chatham, Massachusetts. The Service’s preferred alternative (alternative B) emphasizes managing refuge habitats to benefit federally listed species, enhancing public use opportunities, and protecting wilderness values.

Click here to download the chapters, appendixes and executive summary of the Monomoy NWR draft CCP/EIS. 

We will accept comments on the draft CCP/EIS through June 9, 2014, including emails, letters, and faxes. To submit comments, request a copy of the plan on CD-ROM, or obtain additional information, contact Libby Herland, Project Leader, Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex;

Mailing address: 73 Weir Hill Road, Sudbury, MA, 01776
Phone: (978) 443-4661 ext. 11
Fax: (978) 443–2898
Email: northeastplanning@fws.gov (Please put “Monomoy Refuge” in the subject line).

Download the fillable .pdf of the comment form. 

In addition, refuge and planning staff will collect comments at our two open houses and at the public hearing. The locations of these meetings are fully accessible.

Open Houses

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Chatham Community
702 Main Street
Chatham, MA

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Chatham Community Center
702 Main Street
Chatham, MA

Public Hearing

Date: Thursday, May 29, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Chatham High School
425 Crowell Road
Chatham, MA

We are committed to providing access to these meetings for everyone. Please direct all requests for sign language interpretation, closed captioning, or other accommodations to refuge headquarters (or by calling TTY 800-877-8339) at least 5 business days before the meeting.

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Last Updated: Apr 16, 2014
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