Comprehensive Conservation Planning

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The purpose of a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) is to specify a management direction for the District for the next 15 years. The goals, objectives, and strategies for improving District conditions—including the types of habitat we will provide, partnership opportunities, and management actions needed to achieve desired conditions – are described in the plan. The Service’s preferred alternative for managing the District and its effects on the human environment, are described in the Comprehensive Conservation Plan as well.


The Sand Lake Wetland Management District Comprehensive Conservation Plan was completed in 2012. The district vision is to: 

  •  Provide habitat for the production, maintenance, and basic life requirements for threatened and endangered species, migratory birds, and other wildlife species. 
  •  Promote the natural biological diversity of the region through preservation, management, and enhancement of refuge lands and waters.  
  •  Provide the public with the opportunity for wildlife-dependent recreation and the enjoyment and appreciation of America's wildlife resources. 
Public involvement and input are important to us and to the planning process, and we hope you will take an active interest in the process, individually and as a community. Check out the Sand Lake Wetland Management District CCP for a more detailed description of goals and objectives.