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 in Developing the Massasoit NWR CCP

Public Comment Period Now Closed

We would like to thank you for your comments submitted during the 60 day public comment period. Over the next couple of months, we will be summarizing those comments and writing responses to them. This summary will be included in an appendix in the final CCP. A final CCP is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.  

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Click here to view the draft CCP/EA

Contact Information

To obtain additional information, or request the plan in hard copy or on CD-ROM, please contact:

Libby Herland, Project Leader
Eastern Massachusetts NWR Complex
73 Weir Hill Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
Phone: 978/579-4026
Fax: 978/443-2898
Email: (Please put “Massasoit CCP” in the subject line)

IMPORTANT: Please note that names on the CCP mailing list become part of the public record for this project. The Service must release names only (not addresses) if requested under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act of 1974. To retain you on our mailing list we need your permission.

The Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex encompasses eight national wildlife refuges (NWRs): Assabet River, Great Meadows, Mashpee, Massasoit, Monomoy, Nantucket, Nomans Land, and Oxbow NWRs.

To learn more about CCP's and the CCP Process in general, please visit the northeast planning page.