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Comprehensive Conservation Planning

slip face on dunesThe purpose of a CCP is to specify a management direction for the Refuge for the next 15 years.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is pleased to announce the availability of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and environmental assessment (EA) for public review and comment.  The 45-day comment period will end on April 18, 2016.
Background information about the Refuge and the CCP process, as well as information regarding how and where to provide your comments, is presented in Planning Update 3.

Public Meeting

To assist you in the review of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes NWR draft CCP and EA, we will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 (5:30 – 7:30 pm), at the Ramona Garden Park Center (993 Ramona Avenue, Grover Beach, CA 93433).
The purpose of this meeting is to review the CCP process, present the management alternatives considered in the CCP, and provide information regarding the public review process. We will be available to answer questions and will accept written and verbal comments on the draft CCP and EA at the meeting. 

Download the Draft CCP and EA 

The draft CCP and EA are available for downloading below (requires Adobe Acrobat to view). 
Appendix J (Feral Swine Control and Monitoring Plan) (724 KB)
If you are unable to download the draft documents from this site or you would like a Compact Disc (CD), you may request a CD by calling (805) 644-5185, or emailing us at: (please note "Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes CCP" in the subject line).
Printed versions of the draft documents are available for review at:  
Guadalupe Branch of the Santa Maria Public Library
4719 W. Main Street, Guadalupe, CA 93434
Santa Maria Public Library (Main Library)
421 S. McClelland Street, Santa Maria, CA 93454

Commenting on the Draft CCP/EA

Written comments on the draft CCP and EA can be provided via mail or email.  Comments can also be presented at the public meeting scheduled for March 22, 2016.
To enable us to analyze and respond to the comments at one time and to use this input in the preparation of the Final CCP, your comments should be provided no later than April 18, 2016.  Comments should be specific and should address the documents’ adequacy and the merits of the alternatives described.  Environmental objections that could have been raised at the draft stage may be waived if not raised until after the completion of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).
Comments may be mailed or emailed to:
Mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Refuge Planning
2800 Cottage Way, W-1832, Sacramento, CA  95825
Email:  Include “Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes CCP” in the subject line of the message 
All comments received from the public will be placed in the Service’s record for this action. As part of the record, comments will be made available for inspection by the public, and copies may be provided to the public. For persons who do not wish to have their names and other identifying information (e.g., address, email, phone number) made publicly available, anonymous comments will be accepted.
Comments Received to Date:
Comments received as of May 2016:

Email comments

Written comments  

Michael Brady, Project Leader, Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex
(805) 644-5185 
2493 Portola Rd. Suite A
Ventura, CA 93003
Refuge Planning, Region 8  
Email: Include “Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes CCP” in the subject line of the message. 
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2016
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