Refuge conservation plans are called “Comprehensive Conservation Plans” (CCPs). The purpose of a CCP is to specify a management direction for the Refuge for the next 15 years. The goals, objectives, and strategies for improving Refuge conditions—including the types of habitat we will provide, partnership opportunities, and management actions needed to achieve desired conditions – are described in the CCP. The Service’s preferred alternative for managing the Refuge and its effects on the human environment, are described in the CCP as well.
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is in the early stages for a Refuge CCP, planning to begin the process in fiscal year 2014. Watch this website, our Facebook page and/or our Twitter account for upcoming public meetings and notices about the CCP planning process and public comment periods.
For more information on CCPs and the planning process, visit the National Wildlife Refuge Association's CCP page.