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Comprehensive Conservation Planning

Prescribed Burn at LakeThe purpose of a 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 Service’s preferred alternative for managing the Refuge and its effects on the human environment, are described in the CCP as well.

Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge completed a revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan in August 2009. Summary of Desert Complex Comprehensive Conservation Plan 

The Service developed four goals for the management of Pahranagat NWR.  These goals were used to identify appropriate objectives and strategies and develop alternatives with specific management actions.

Wetland Habitat (Goal 1). Restore and maintain wetland habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds with an emphasis on spring and fall migration feeding and resting habitat requirements.

Wildlife Diversity (Goal 2). Restore and maintain the ecological integrity of natural communities within Pahranagat NWR and contribute to the recovery of listed and other special-status species.

Visitor Services (Goal 3). Provide visitors with compatible wildlife-dependent recreation, interpretation, and environmental education opportunities that foster an appreciation and understanding of Pahranagat NWR’s wildlife and plant communities.

Cultural Resources (Goal 4). Manage cultural resources for their educational, scientific, and traditional cultural values for the benefit of present and future generations of refuge users, communities, and culturally affiliated tribes.

Last Updated: May 30, 2013
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