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Seney National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan

The Seney National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan was signed in 2009 and will help dictate the management of the refuge for 15 years.

  • Comprehensive Conservation Plan

    Lady Slipper

    Comprehensive Conservation Plans (CCP) provide long-term guidance for management decisions, sets goals, objectives and strategies needed to accomplish Refuge purposes and identifies the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's best estimate of future needs.

    Seney National Wildlife Refuge's CCP was completed in February 2009 after a three-year planning process. The CCP guides the management policies on the Refuge for the next 15 years to ensure the established purposes and missions of the Refuge and National Wildlife Refuge System are fulfilled.

    Seney National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan

  • Habitat Management Plan

    Common Yellowthroat

    The Seney National Wildlife Refuge Habitat Management Plan attempts to justify current and future management actions based on our current but incomplete understanding of the natural world. Geographically relevant literature and data support the statement and proposed management actions.

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    Seney National Wildlife Refuge Habitat Management Plan

  • Inventory and Monitoring Plan

    Hermit Thrush

    This Inventory and Monitoring Plan for Seney, Harbor Island, Huron, and Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuges and Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area is a step-down plan from the Habitat Management Plan (HMP). It documents the inventory and monitoring surveys that will be conducted from 2016 through 2031, or until the refuge's Comprehensive Conservation Plan and HMP are revised. The majority of surveys considered in this plan address resource management objectives identified in the HMP for this refuge. Other surveys are a continuation of past monitoring conducted for the purpose of understanding long-term trends in specific resources or are part of regional and national survey efforts.

    Seney National Wildlife Refuge and Satellites (Kirtland’s Warbler WMA, Harbor Island NWR, Huron NWR, and Michigan Islands NWR) Inventory and Monitoring Plan

  • National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act

    Ichneumon Wasp

    National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) Improvement Act of 1997: The NWRS Improvement Act defines a unifying mission for all refuges, including a process for determining compatible uses on refuges, and requiring that each refuge be managed according to a CCP. The NWRS Improvement  Act expressly states that wildlife conservation is the priority of System lands and that the Secretary shall ensure that the biological integrity, diversity, and environmental health of refuge lands are maintained. Each refuge must be managed to fulfill the specific purposes for which the refuge was established and the Refuge System mission. The mission of the NWRS is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management and were appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

    Read the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act

Page Photo Credits — Seney National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan - Marco Sánchez/USFWS, Lady Slipper - Sara Giles/USFWS, Common Yellowthroat, © Laura Wong, Hermit Thrush, © Laura Wong, Ichneumon Wasp Laying Eggs - Sara Giles/USFWS
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016
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