Comprehensive Conservation Planning


The purpose of a comprehensive conservation plan (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.


 Latest News on Developing the CCP 

We released the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for Iroquois NWR in September 2011. The Draft CCP and Environmental Assessment (EA) was released in September 2010. This document 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. 

How to Access the Document 

To view or download the final CCP, please click here. 

To view or download the draft CCP/EA, please click here (pdf-19 MB). 

Contact Information 

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: 

Iroquois NWR
1101 Casey Road
Basom, NY 14013

Phone: (585) 948-5445