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.


The Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (Montezuma NWR) is working on a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for the refuge. 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.

Latest News in Developing the CCP

We are pleased to announce the release of our final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. This document represents years of work among Federal and State agencies, local and regional officials and communities, conservation organizations, and other partners. To learn more, check out our latest newsletter.

How to Access the Document

To view or download the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan, please click here.

To view or download the Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment, please click here.

How to Obtain the Documents on Hard Copy or CD-ROM

If you would like to request a CD-ROM or hard copy of the final CCP or have any questions about the CCP and planning process, please contact refuge staff at:

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
3395 U.S. Route 20 East
Seneca, Falls, NY 13148
Phone: 315/568-5987