Refuge conservation plans are called Comprehensive Conservation Plans (CCPs). The purpose of a CCP is to specify a management direction for the refuge for 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 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s preferred alternative for managing the refuge and its effects on the human environment are described in the CCP as well.
The CCP for Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is up for review and revision in 2015. The refuge is currently writing a Visitor Services Plan, Habitat Management Plan, and Compatibility Determinations for Wildlife Observation, Interpretation, and Photography.
See the Ottawa Refuge CCP