Chincoteague and Wallops Island NWRs CCP

The CCP can be accessed below by its individual chapters and appendixes. These files are at a lower resolution than the print or cd-rom versions of the document in order to reduce the file sizes and facilitate downloading. As a result, the quality of the many maps and photos may not be as clear as in the printed version.

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This final Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the 14,032-acre Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and 373-acre Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge is the culmination of a planning effort involving Virginia state agencies, Federal partners including the National Park Service, local partners, and the local community. This plan establishes 15-year management goals and objectives for wildlife and habitats, public use, and administration and facilities.

This plan sets forward the management direction that we think best achieves the refuges’ purposes, vision, and goals, and responds to public issues. Under this plan, we will provide greater opportunities for the refuges to contribute to the conservation of fish, wildlife, and habitat in the region, and provide the means to better respond to changing ecological conditions within the surrounding environment through a balanced and integrated approach.

Fact Sheet / Summary

Comprehensive Conservation Plan Fact Sheet (pdf - 550KB)

Chapters 1 through 5 - Volume One

Appendices A through O - Volume Two

Appendices P through T - Volume Three