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Comprehensive Conservation Plan

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

The Refuge System is managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Service is the primary Federal entity responsible for conserving and enhancing the Nation’s fish and wildlife populations and their habitats. Although the Service shares this responsibility with other Federal, State, tribal, local, and private entities, the Service has specific trust resource responsibilities for migratory birds, threatened and endangered species, certain anadromous fish, certain marine mammals, coral reef ecosystems, wetlands, and other special aquatic habitats. The Service also has similar trust responsibilities for the lands and waters it administers to support the conservation and enhancement of all fish and wildlife and their associated habitats.


Specifically, the CCP for Turnbull Refuge

  • Sets a long term vision, goals, and objectives for the Refuge;
  • Implements a Land Protection Plan, including an informally designated Stewardship Area surrounding the Refuge, and describe objectives and conceptual management strategies for areas that may be acquired through fee, easement, or lease;
  • Establishes public use management goals, objectives, and strategies and evaluate existing and proposed activities for compatibility with the purposes of the Refuge;
  • Integrates the Habitat Management Plan goals and objectives that were outlined in 1999; and
  • Outlines projects, staff, and facilities necessary to support the goals and objectives.


Last Updated: Feb 15, 2013
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