The draft CCP/EIS is available to download below. It is divided into 7 chapters and 14 appendixes. We recognize that the draft CCP/EIS is very lengthy, so we have developed a Summary to highlight the major proposals in the draft plan and point readers to where they can find more detailed information in the full version of the draft CCP/EIS. We also created a Reader’s Guide to help readers navigate the document. The reader’s guide lists, and briefly describes, all of the chapters and appendixes in the draft CCP/EIS.
Summary of Draft CCP/EIS
Reader’s Guide to Draft CCP/EIS
Cover Page / Table of ContentsChapter 1 - Purpose of, and Need for, ActionChapter 2 - The Planning ProcessChapter 3 - Affected EnvironmentChapter 4 – Alternatives, Including the Service’s Preferred Alternative
Chapter 5 - Environmental ConsequencesChapter 6 - Consultation and CoordinationChapter 7 - List of PreparersBibliographyAcronyms / GlossaryBack CoverEntire Document
Volume 2 - Appendixes
Cover Page / Table of ContentsAppendix A - Resources Overview and Management Direction for Conservation Focus Areas and Refuge Units
Appendix B – Process for Establishing Priority Refuge Resources of ConcernAppendix C – Land Protection Plan
Appendix D - Findings of Appropriateness and Compatibility DeterminationsAppendix E - Wilderness ReviewAppendix F – Wild and Scenic Rivers ReviewAppendix G - Refuge Operations Needs System and Service Asset Maintenance Management SystemAppendix H - Staffing ChartsAppendix I - U.S. Geological Survey Report: Economic Impacts of Current and Proposed Management AlternativesAppendix J – Forest Management GuidelinesAppendix K – Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Act of 1991Appendix L – Fire Management Program GuidanceAppendix M – Conservation Plans and Initiatives Guiding the Development of the CCPAppendix N – List of PartnershipsBack CoverEntire Document
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Public Hearing TranscriptsSt Johnsbury, VT - November 2, 2015Keene, NH - November 5, 2015Hadley, MA - November 9, 2015Burlington, CT - November 12, 2015
Report with All Comments SubmittedAll Comments Report
For more information on the planning process or to request a CD-ROM of the draft CCP/EIS, email Nancy_McGarigal@fws.gov.
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