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Comprehensive Conservation Planning

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The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge's Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement public comment period closed on July 6, 2015. Comments are being reviewed. By fall 2015, the Comprehensive Conservation Plan alternative will be selected and the Environmental Impact Statement will be finalized. Please check the website for updates.


The 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 draft CCP. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s preferred alternative for managing the Refuge and its effects on the human environment, are also be described in the CCP. The public comment period closed on July 6, 2015. Comments are currently being reviewed.

The Refuge System is managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Service is the primary Federal entity responsible for conserving and enhancing the Nation’s fish and wildlife populations and their habitats. Although the Service shares this responsibility with other Federal, State, tribal, local, and private entities, the Service has specific trust resource responsibilities for migratory birds, threatened and endangered species, certain anadromous fish, certain marine mammals, coral reef ecosystems, wetlands, and other special aquatic habitats. The Service also has similar trust responsibilities for the lands and waters it administers to support the conservation and enhancement of all fish and wildlife and their associated habitats.

Last Updated: Jul 09, 2015
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