Comprehensive Conservation Plan - A multi-year planning process has begun to develop a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuges. As part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, Refuges are required to have a CCP in place to guide the management of fish, wildlife, plants, habitats and public uses for a period of 15 years.
News Release - Rose Atoll NWR Releases Its First Management Plan for Public Review (October 2012)
Frequently Asked Questions - A handout with FAQs related to this CCP and EA process (October 2012)
Planning Update 1 (pdf 1.22M) announces Public Open House Meetings on November 19, 2009, in Pago Pago, American Samoa. It also provides an overview of the refuge and the Rose Atoll Marine National Monument, and includes a list of potential refuge issues we may consider during the CCP planning process. (November 2009)
Planning Update 2 (pdf 1.5M) lists primary management issues that will be used to draft management alternatives and refine draft goals and objectives. For a printable version (single pages), click here. (May 2011)
Planning Update 3 (pdf 4.62M) summarizes the alternatives proposed and identifies the management goals. (October 2012)
Planning Update 3 (pdf 4.08M) (Samoan language version)
Printed copies of the planning update will be in the mail shortly. If you would like to be added to our mailing list please contact the Refuge at the address below.
Draft Rose Atoll NWR CCP/EA is available for public comment. The public comment period for this document is from October 9 - November 9, 2012.
You may submit comments by writing to us at the address below or email us at FW1planningcomments@fws.gov, please include “Rose Atoll Draft CCP/EA” in the subject line. You are also welcome to contact the Refuge Manager at the address below. The last day to submit comments is Friday, November 9, 2012.
There will be 3 public open houses held to share this draft with the public:
Chapter 1 - Introduction and Background
Chapter 2 - Management Alternatives
Chapter 3 - Physical Environment
Chapter 4 - Biological Environment
Chapter 5 - Social and Economic Environment
Chapter 6 - Summary of Effects
Appendix A - Species Lists
Appendix B - Appropriate Use Findings
Appendix C - Compatibility Determinations
Appendix D - Implementation
Appendix E - Wilderness Review
Appendix F - Biological Resources of Concern
Appendix G - Integrated Pest Management Program
Appendix H - Statement of Compliance
Appendix I - Common Acronyms and Abbreviations
Appendix J - CCP Team Members and Public Involvement
Appendix K - Cooperative Agreement and Presidential Proclamation
Appendix L - References