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.


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We released the final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge in May 2006. The draft CCP and environmental assessment (EA) were released in November 2005. The final CCP represents years of work among Federal and State agencies, local and regional officials and communities, conservation organizations, and user groups.

How to Access the Documents

To view or download the final CCP, please click here.
To view or download the draft CCP/EA, please click here.

Contact Information

If you would like to request a CD-Rom or hard copy of the documents, ask questions about the CCP and planning process, or learn about how you can get involved at the refuge, please contact refuge staff at (973) 702-7266.