Planning for the future
As directed by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (see below), all National Wildlife Refuges are required to complete and implement a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (or CCP) by 2012.
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 CCP for Pathfinder National Wildlife Refuge was approved in 2008.
For more information on CCPs and the planning process, visit the National Wildlife Refuge Association's CCP page.