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Planning Documents Available Online:
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Planning Updates:


Planning Update 1: May 2006

Planning Update 2:
December 2006


Planning Update 3: March 2008

San Diego National Wildlife Refuge
Comprehensive Conservation Plan

Project Profile


Current Status:

We are currently finalizing the administrative draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP)/environmental assessment (EA).  The draft CCP/EA is expected to be available for public review and comment in early 2012. 

Project Background:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is developing a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and an environmental assessment (EA) for the San Diego NWR, which includes the Otay-Sweetwater Unit and the Vernal Pools Stewardship Project. An overview of the CCP process is provided in Planning Update 1.

Public scoping began in May 2006 and public scoping meetings were held on June 14 and June 15, 2006. The results of the initial scoping process are summarized in Planning Update 2.  You can also view the full array of comments received during the initial scoping process online here:

Acrobat logo Scoping Comments

We would like to thank everyone who has participated in the process to this point and we encourage your continued participation.

If you have additional comments or recommendations about how the San Diego NWR should be managed over the next 15 years, you can send them by mail to:

Victoria Touchstone, Refuge Planner
San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

P.O. Box 2358

Chula Vista, CA 91912-2358

Purpose of CCP:
As part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, the San Diego NWR is 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.

Project Contacts:

New contact information, please make a note of it.

Victoria Touchstone, Refuge Planner
San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex

P.O. Box 2358

Chula Vista, CA 91912-2358


Phone: 619-476-9150 ex. 103
Fax: 619-476-9149

Jill Terp, Refuge Manager
San Diego National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 746
Jamul, CA 91935
Phone: 619-468-9245 ex. 226

Fax: 619-468-9249