Comprehensive Conservation Planning

CCP Intro Shot

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.

The Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex completed a revised CCP in August 2009. The following goals were established as guiding principles for management of the Moapa Valley NWR:

Endemic and Special-Status Species (Goal 1) Protect and restore, when possible, healthy populations of endemic and special-status species, such as the endangered Moapa dace, within the Muddy River headwaters. 

Visitor Services (Goal 2) Provide local communities and others with opportunities to enjoy and learn about the resources of Moapa Valley NWR and participate in its restoration.

 Learn more: Desert Complex CCP Summary 

 Learn more: Desert Complex CCP-EIS (Large File)


The entire record associated with the Desert Complex CCP is available here