Comprehensive Conservation Planning

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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 conditionsare described in the CCP. Also discussed is the Service’s preferred alternative for managing the Refuge and its effects on the human environment.

Spanning the Oregon coast, the wilderness islands and windswept headlands of Oregon Islands National Wildlife refuge are celebrated for their wildlife and rugged grandeur. Rocky islands and sheer cliffs provide critical breeding and resting habitat for diverse communities of birds, mammals, and plants along the wave-battered coastline. The isolated Crook Point headland continues to be reshaped by the geologic forces that fashioned it, while visitors are drawn to the Coquille Point headland by the exceptional opportunities to observe and learn about coastal wildlife and the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Together with our friends and partners, sound scientific principles will be applied to monitor, manage and protect the biological integrity of Pacific coastal wildlife and habitats. We envision the continued development and enhancement of inspiring viewing opportunities for hundreds and thousands of visitors, providing them with a window into this living heritage, while the island breeding grounds and Crook Point will continue to provide a secluded wildland haven for wildlife and plants, in sight of and just out of reach of human influence.

Due to their relative proximity and mutual conservation goals, Oregon Islands, Three Arch Rocks, and Cape Meares Refuges share a CCP. Their collective plan places greater emphasis on establishing and working through partnerships with state and federal agencies, non-profits, educational institutions and private citizens to accomplish needed wildlife and habitat inventories, surveys, monitoring, research, and opportunities for public use. Now that the plan has been completed, the Service will begin implementing proposed projects and partnerships as funding becomes available. 

Download the Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Wilderness Stewardship Plan by section: 

Refuge Vision Statements, Finding of No Significant Impact, and Table of Contents (High Quality PDF - 3.4 MB)

Chapter 1 - Introduction and Background (High Quality PDF - 3.4 MB) 

Chapter 2 - Alternatives, Goals, Objectives, and Strategies (High Quality PDF - 3.9 MB)

Chapter 3 - Physical Environment (High Quality PDF - 159 KB)

Chapter 4 - Refuge Biology and Habitat (High Quality PDF - 1.8 MB)

Chapter 5 - Public Use Programs and Impact on Social and Economic Environment (High Quality PDF - 1.8 MB) 

Information Contact:

Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex
2127 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, Oregon 97365-5258
Phone: (541) 867-4550
Fax: (541) 867-4551