Branch of Conservation Planning
Midwest Region

See the CCP

The CCP is provided here in portable document format (pdf). You will need Acrobat Reader to view the files; Acrobat Reader is available as a free download from Adobe.

The CCP is a large document. In an effort to make it convenient for a wide range of visitors, it is offered here as one document with graphics, as one text-only document, and by chapter.

Final CCP (with graphics) 6.7 MB

Final CCP(text-only) 2.1 MB

Environmental Assessment (1.2 MB)

And by chapter:

Table of Contents (96 KB)
Chapter 1: Introduction and Background (471 KB)
Chapter 2: The Planning Process (469 KB)
Chapter 3: The Refuge Environment (4 MB); Text-only Version of Chapter 3 (503 KB)
Chapter 4: Management Direction (510 KB)
Chapter 5: Plan Implementation (217 KB)
Appendix A: Environmental Assessment (27 KB)
Appendix B: Glossary (54 KB)
Appendix C: Species Lists (403 KB)
Appendix D: Regional Conservation Priority Species (439 KB)
Appendix E: Compliance Requirements (76 KB)
Appendix F: Compatibility Determinations (43KB)
Appendix G: Bibliography (41 KB)
Appendix H: RONS and MMS Lists (61)
Appendix I: List of Preparers (29 KB)
Appendix J: Response to Comments Received on the Draft CCP (680 KB)

Where in the Plan Are We?

These are the steps that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service follows in comprehensive conservation planning; the step that Leopold Wetland Management District (District) has reached is highlighted:

  1. Preplanning: Plan the Plan
  2. Initiate Public Involvement and Scoping
  3. Review Vision Statement and Goals and Determine Significant Issues
  4. Develop and Analyze Alternatives, Including the Proposed Action
  5. Prepare a Draft CCP and NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) Document
  6. Prepare and Adopt Final CCP
  7. Implement Plan, Monitor and Evaluate
  8. Review and Revise the Plan

Leopold Wetland Management District Comprehensive Conservation PlanImage shows cover of the Leopold WMD CCP

CCP Completed
Refuge Goals
The Plan in a Nutshell
Leopold Wetland Management District
For More Information

CCP Completed

The Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the Leopold Wetland Management District was completed in September 2008.

The CCP describes how the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service intends to manage District lands for the next 15 years.

The plan is available in portable document format (pdf) on this web site, and paper copies will be available by January 2009.

Refuge Goals

The Plan in a Nutshell

The District will continue existing habitat management activities, but more acres affected than are under current management.

Leopold WMD

The Leopold Wetland Management District manages more than 11,600 acres of WPAs in southeastern Wisconsin. Established in 1993, the WMD includes some of the most important waterfowl areas in Wisconsin. The District is authorized to acquire lands and manage WPAs in 21 counties, and the District also administers 45 conservation easements totaling 3,000 acres in 34 eastern Wisconsin counties. The WPAs consist of wetland habitat surrounded by grassland and woodland communities.

While WPAs are managed primarily for the benefit of ducks and geese, they also provide habitat for a variety of other wildlife species, including:

The Leopold WMD is named after Aldo Leopold, who is widely acknowledged as the father of wildlife conservation in America. In tribute to his philosophy, the Leopold WMD is dedicated to preserving, restoring, and enhancing wildlife habitat in Wisconin for the benefit of present and future generations.

For More Information

For more information, please e-mail us, call or write to District Manager Steve Lenz at:
TTY: 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay)

Leopold Wetland Management District
Attention: CCP Comment
W10040 Cascade Mountain Road
Portage, WI 53901

Last updated: June 3, 2016
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