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Comprehensive Conservation Planning

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The purpose of a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) is to guide refuge management over the next 15 years. The plan includes goals, objectives, and strategies for refuge programs, and details the combination of actions we will implement to protect species, manage habitats, and support compatible, public recreational and other uses.

Latest Planning News

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has released a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) that will guide management of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge for the next 15 years. The Service’s Northeast Regional Director approved the final plan and issued a Record of Decision on March 18, 2016.

The management decisions included in the CCP are a result of thorough environmental review and input from State agencies, the town of Chatham, local residents, conservation partners, and other stakeholders. Both a draft and final CCP/environmental impact statement (EIS) were published for public review and comment. The CCP adopts alternative B from the final CCP/EIS for implementation with several minor changes incorporated.

See our latest newsletter for a summary of those minor changes and other highlights of the final CCP.

Click here to view or download the chapters and appendixes of the CCP.

Read the news release here.

Contact Information

Matt Hillman, Refuge Manager
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
30 Wikis Way Chatham, MA 02633
Office: (508) 945-0594
Fax: (508) 945-9559

Page Photo Credits — Horseshoe Crab - Gregory Breese/USFWS.
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2016
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