NEWS: Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment: Available for Public Review
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment (Draft CCP/EA) for the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is available for public review. The Draft CCP/EA lays out 3 alternatives of how we propose to manage the refuge over the next 15 years.
The Draft includes information and background on the refuge; its physical, biological, and human environments; and an analysis of each alternative’s effects on key environmental, community, and socio-economic resources. Planning Update #4 shares a summary of the alternatives.
The Draft CCP/EA is available for your review in a varity of ways
*Download the Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Evironmental Assess
as one document or as individucal chapters.
Download entire document here (17.6MB, 622pages)
Front Cover Pages (336kB)
Table of Contents (64kB)
Back Cover Pages (787kB)
In 2010, Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge embarked upon a planning process to review the wildlife, habitat, public use activities, and needs of the refuge, including the recently established Wapato Lake Unit. We are well on our way to reaching our goal of an approved Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) by Spring 2013. The refuge’s CCP will create a roadmap to guide refuge management over the next 15 years and beyond. An environmental assessment will be developed with the CCP to analyze the effects of the proposed plan and alternatives. Download our Planning Update #1 to learn about how we got started.
The first planning step was to identify the issues, concerns, and opportunities to be addressed in the CCP. Your insights and observations are an important part of the process and are essential to provide a complete and thoughtful plan. In late 2010 and early 2011, you shared your ideas with us by attending our open houses and submitting comments to the refuge. We hosted two public meetings in November and December in Sherwood and Forest Grove. We listened to your thoughts and recorded your concerns and ideas. In addition, we have collected your comments through postal mail, email, phone calls, and fax. We completed collating this information and distributed Planning Update #2 that summarizes public comments. See reports from public scoping below for more details. Since then, we have considered your feedback and conducted analyses to develop three preliminary management alternatives. We have completed Planning Update #3, in which we provide an overview of the alternatives we are considering. We prepared a Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment that is available for public review and was open for public comment for 30 days beginning October 22nd, 2012. The Draft CCP/EA that includes information about the refuge, its resources, and its purposes. We conducted analyses of alternatives and determine their effect on key environmental, community, and socio-economic resources. Planning Update #4 describes this step in the process. We have collected your feedback and are considering comments and suggestions in order to publish a final Comprehensive Conservation Plan that will guide the refuge into the next 15 years. Keep watching for updates.
Learn more about national wildlife refuges long-range planning by visiting U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Region 1 Division of Planning web site.
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Reports and Background Documents
Email: TualatinCCP@fws.gov Please include “Tualatin River CCP/EA” in the subject line of the message.
Fax: Attn: Refuge Manager, 503-625-5947
US Mail: Attn: Refuge Manager
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
19255 SW Pacific Highway, Sherwood, OR 97140