Comprehensive Conservation Planning

Akiapolaau hanging on branch

The purpose of a Comprehensive Conservation Planning (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.

The Refuge System is managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Service is the primary Federal entity responsible for conserving and enhancing the Nation’s fish and wildlife populations and their habitats. Although the Service shares this responsibility with other Federal, State, tribal, local, and private entities, the Service has specific trust resource responsibilities for migratory birds, threatened and endangered species, certain anadromous fish, certain marine mammals, coral reef ecosystems, wetlands, and other special aquatic habitats. The Service also has similar trust responsibilities for the lands and waters it administers to support the conservation and enhancement of all fish and wildlife and their associated habitats.

Final CCP (pdf 6.6 MB)



The Land Protection Plan (LPP) is a study of the fish, wildlife, and plant habitats for possible addition to the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge. This study was done as part of implementing the Refuge's Comprehensive Conservation Plan.  

Final Land Protection Plan and Environmental Assessment (pdf 3.5 MB)