Comprehensive Conservation Planning

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The purpose of a comprehensive conservation plan (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.


Planning for the Future

The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (PL 105-57) requires Comprehensive Conservation Plans (CCPs) for each National Wildlife Refuge. CCPs are 15-year plans designed to provide strategic management direction that best achieves the refuge's purposes; attains the vision and goals developed for the refuge; contributes to the National Wildlife Refuge System mission; addresses key challenges, issues and relevant mandates; and, is consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management. To learn more about CCPs and the CCP process in general, please visit the northeast region planning website

Latest CCP News

The planning team is hosting an Open House meeting on November 14, 2017 to provide opportunities for people to comment on what they see as the issues, concerns, and challenges for the refuge over the next 15 years, as well as learn about the Comprehensive Conservation Plan process. 

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For additional information regarding the CCP process, or to get on our project mailing list, please contact Tom Bonetti by email or phone at 413-253-8307.