Branch of Conservation Planning
Midwest Region

See the CCP

The St. Croix WMD's 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.

CCP with graphics (5.5 MB)

CCP, text-only (1.6 MB)

Environmental Assessment (638 KB)

And by Chapter:

Table of Contents (90 KB)
Chapter 1: Introduction and Background (550 KB)
Chapter 2: The Planning Process (334 KB)
Chapter 3: The District Environment (2.6 MB); text-only version of Chapter 3 (341 KB)
Chapter 4: Management Direction (865 KB)
Chapter 5: Plan Implementation (221 KB)
Appendix A: Environmental Assessment (23 KB)
Appendix B: Glossary (48 KB)
Appendix C: Species Lists (508 KB)
Appendix D: Regional Conservation Priority Species (116 KB)
Appendix E: Compliance Requirements (65 KB)
Appendix F: Compatibility Determinations (36 KB)
Appendix G: Bibliography (36 KB)
Appendix H: RONS and MMS Lists (45 KB)
Appendix I: List of Preparers (24 KB)
Appendix J: Response to Comments on the Draft CCP (249 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 St. Croix WMD 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

St. Croix Wetland Management District Comprehensive Conservation PlanImage shows the cover of the St. Croix Wetland Management District CCP

CCP Completed
Refuge Goals
The Plan in a Nutshell
St. Croix WMD
For More Information

CCP Completed

The St. Croix Wetland Management District's Comprehensive Conservation Plan was completed in September 2008.

The CCP describes how the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service plans to manage District lands for the next 15 years. We expect to have paper copies available by January 2009, and in the meantime it is available on this web site in portable document format (pdf).

Refuge Goals

The Plan in a Nutshell

The CCP continues the types of habitat management activities that now exist on the District, but with more acres affected:

The District

Established in 1992, the St. Croix WMD manages more than 7,400 acres of waterfowl production areas (WPA) in three of the eight west-central Wisconsin counties that comprise the District. The heart of the District in the central portion of St. Croix County is known as the Star Prairie Pothole Grasslands. These grasslands are ranked sixth out of 26 priority grassland landscapes in the State of Wisconsin. The District also manages 15 conservation easements.

Waterfowl production areas are primarily wetlands with associated grassland and oak savannah habitats plus an assortment of woodland communities. While WPAs are managed primarily for waterfowl and grassland birds, they also provide habitat for a variety of other wildlife, including Wild Turkey, deer, and Ring-necked Pheasant.

For More Information

For more information on the St. Croix WMD, please send a note either via e-mail or through the mail, or call District Manager Tom Kerr at:

TTY: 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay)

St. Croix Wetland Management District
Attention: CCP Comment
1764 95th Street
New Richmond, WI 54017

Last updated: June 3, 2016
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