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Comprehensive Conservation Planning

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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.

Latest CCP News 

We released the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for Occoquan Bay NWR in 1997. The Final CCP represents years of work among Federal and State agencies, local and regional officials and communities, conservation organizations, and user groups. Unfortunately, the Final CCP is not available online. 

We released an Amended Environmental Assessment for White-tailed Deer Management in 2007. 

The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (PL 105-57) requires CCPs for each national wildlife refuge. CCPs are 15-year plans designed to provide strategic management direction that best achieves the refuge's purposes; attains the vision and goals developed for the refuge; contributes to the National Wildlife Refuge System mission; addresses key challenges, issues, and relevant mandates; and is consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management. To learn more about CCPs and the CCP process in general, please visit the northeast planning website. 

Contact Information 

If you would like to request a CD-Rom or hard copy of the CCP, ask questions about the CCP and planning process, or learn about how you can get involved at the refuge, please visit contact refuge staff at: 

12638 Darby Brooke Ct.
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Phone: (703) 490-4979 

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Last Updated: Mar 19, 2013
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