Comprehensive Conservation Planning

Sooty terns

A multi-year planning process has begun to develop a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. 

As part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, Refuges are required to have a CCP in place to guide the management of wildlife, plants, habitats, and public uses for a period of 15 years. 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.

Planning Update 1 - Help Us Plan for the Future (pdf 3.78M)