Comprehensive Conservation Planning

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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 CCP News

We completed the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum in August 2012. The Draft CCP and Environmental Assessment (EA) was released in March 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 CCP is required of all national wildlife refuges by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (PL 105-57). The CCP is a 15-year plan 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 the CCP process, 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.

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 contact refuge staff at:

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
8601 Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19153
Phone: (215) 365-3118