Information Available Online: Each of the files provided below will take a few minutes to download, read, or print using Adobe Acrobat's Portable Document Format (PDF). A free copy of the software is available from the Adobe website.

Planning Updates:
Planning Update 1, August 2002 (PDF 1,112 kb)

Planning Update 2, July 2003 (PDF 786 kb)

Monument Map: View Map (PDF 1,951kb)

Fact Sheets on each unit of the Monument:
Fitzner/Eberhardt ALE Reserve (PDF 1,114kb)

McGee Ranch/Riverlands Unit (PDF 1,056kb)

River Corridor Unit (PDF 950kb)

Saddle Mountain Unit (PDF 1,013kb)

Vernita Bridge Unit (PDF 974kb)

Wahluke Unit (PDF 1,101kb)

Official notices:
Hanford Reach National Monument CCP Notice of Intent (HTML 29kb)

The Monument's official Website: Hanford Reach National Monument/Saddle Mountain NWR

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Last Updated: April 2003

Hanford Reach
National Monument

Comprehensive Conservation Plan

Project Profile

Current Status:
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), in cooperation with the Department of Energy (DOE) and other cooperating agencies, initiated a formal public scoping process on June 12, 2002, to gather input on development of a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Hanford Reach National Monument/Saddle Mountain National Wildlife Refuge (Monument).

Scoping is complete, and the CCP Team is moving forward with the next step of the CCP process—considering public and agencies' comments and drafting Preliminary Alternatives. The Preliminary Alternatives will be distributed for public comments when completed. Comments on the Preliminary Alternatives will be collected and considered during preparation of the Draft CCP and EIS. The Draft CCP/EIS will be available for public review and comment during the Summer/Fall of 2004. See the Monument's official website for more information.

Purpose of CCP:
As part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, the Monument is required to have a CCP in place to guide the management of fish and wildlife habitats, cultural resources, and public uses for a period of 15 years. The Service is developing the CCP in cooperation with the DOE.

Monument Location: The Hanford Reach National Monument is located on the Columbia River in eastern Washington near Richland. View a map of the Monument

Project Contacts:
For Information on the Planning Process
Daniel Haas, Lead Planner
Hanford Reach National Monument
3250 Port of Benton Blvd.
Richland, Washington 99352
Phone: 509/371-1801 Fax: 509/375-0196

For Information on the Monument
Greg Hughes, Project Leader,
Hanford Reach National Monument

3250 Port of Benton Blvd.
Richland, Washington 99352
Phone: 509/371-1801 Fax: 509/375-0196