Comprehensive Conservation Planning

Magalloway River at Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge - USFWS.

The purpose of a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) is to guide refuge management over the next 15 years. The plan includes goals, objectives, and strategies for refuge programs, and details the combination of actions we will implement to protect species, manage habitats, and support compatible, public recreational and other uses.

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We completed the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in January 2009. The Draft CCP and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was released in June 2007 and the Final CCP/EIS was completed in November 2008. This document represents years of work among Federal and state agencies, local and regional officials and communities, conservation organizations, and user groups.

To learn more about the development of the CCP, check out the planning newsletters.

The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (PL 105-57) requires CCPs for each national wildlife refuge. CCPs are 15-year plans designed to provide strategic management direction that best achieves the refuge's purposes; attains the vision and goals developed for the refuge; contributes to the National Wildlife Refuge System mission; addresses key challenges, issues, and relevant mandates; and is consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management. To learn more about CCPs and the CCP process in general, please visit the northeast planning page.

How to Access the Documents

To view or download the Final CCP, please click here.

To view or download the Final CCP/EIS, please click here.

To view or download the Draft CCP/EIS, 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 visit the refuge website or contact refuge staff at:

Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge
Route 16 North, P.O. Box 240
Errol, NH 03579
Phone: 603/482-3415