Comprehensive Conservation Planning

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The purpose of a 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.

A multi-year planning process has begun to develop a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for Kīlauea Point, Hanalei, and Hulē‘ia National Wildlife Refuges. As part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, Refuges are required to have a CCP in place to guide the management of fish, wildlife, plants, habitats and public uses.


Planning Update 1 (pdf 2.17M) announces Public Open House Meetings on January 26, 2010, in Lihue, HI, and January 28, 2010, in Kīlauea, HI. It also provides an overview of the refuges, and includes a list of potential refuge management issues we may consider during the CCP planning process. (January 2010)

Planning Update 2 (pdf 1.28M) - This planning update summarizes the comments received, and lists primary management issues that will be used to draft management alternatives and refine draft goals and objectives. (February 2011)