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. The Service’s preferred alternative for managing the Refuge and its effects on the human environment, are described in the CCP as well.

At Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge we will preserve in perpetuity a dynamic mixture of tidal marsh, sloughs, mudflats and forest. The refuge will be a place where salmon and trout find shelter near large woody debris; where birds of prey hunt from perches on salt-killed skeletal trees; and where herons, egrets and waterfowl safely forage in the tidally-influenced waters.
Tidal marshes and wetlands will be restored to their historic conditions and invasive plants will be eradicated whenever they are found. We will work with our conservation partners to apply sound, scientific principles, and adapt management strategies to sustain the integrity of the estuary in the face of a changing climate. Paddling through the open waters that nourish the refuge, visitors will experience unique opportunities to connect with nature.

Download Siletz Bay's Comprehensive Conservation Plan by section:
Chapter 1 - Introduction and Background (High Quality PDF - 6.9 MB)  
Chapter 2 - Management Direction  (High Quality PDF - 6.2 MB)
Chapter 3 - Physical Environment (High Quality PDF - 2.1 MB)
Chapter 4 - Biological Environment  (High Quality PDF - 1.7 MB)
Chapter 5 - Human Environment (High Quality PDF - 2.6 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