Latest News in Developing the CCP
We completed the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge in August 2012. The Draft CCP and Environmental Assessment (EA) was released in February 2012. The Final CCP represents years of work among Federal and State agencies, local and regional officials and communities, conservation organizations, and user groups.
To learn more about the development of the CCP, check out the planning newsletters.
The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (PL 105-57) requires 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 planning website.
How to Access the Documents
To view or download the Final CCP, please click here.
To view or download the Draft CCP/EA, please click here.
If you would like to request a CD-Rom or hard copy of the documents, ask questions about the CCP and planning process, or learn about how you can get involved at the refuge, please visit the refuge Web site or contact refuge staff at:
Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge
c/o Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
6 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone: (978) 465-5753