Comprehensive Conservation Planning
The purpose of a CCP is to provide a set of guidelines for managing a National Wildlife Refuge. The CCP lasts for 15 years and is mandated by the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966. The CCP is also supposed to contain the purposes of the refuge; the fish, wildlife, and plant populations, their habitats, and the archeological and cultural values of the refuge; significant problems that may adversely affect wildlife populations and habitats and ways to correct or mitigate those problems; areas suitable for administrative sites or visitor facilities; and opportunities for wildlife-dependent recreation.
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Last Updated: Jul 22, 2014