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Refuge planning documents are called “comprehensive conservation plans” (CCPs).

We are pleased to announce that on Friday, April 3, 2015, Geoffrey Haskett, Regional Director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska, signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (CCP/FEIS). The plan can now be implemented with the signing of the ROD. The agency’s decision adopts the preferred alternative in the CCP/FEIS, Alternative E. Alternative E recommends the three Wilderness Study Areas be designated as Wilderness and recommends four rivers for designation as Wild and Scenic Rivers. 



  • Revised Arctic National Wildlife Refuge CCP/Final EIS Released

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    The Revised Arctic National Wildlife Refuge CCP/Final EIS has been released. The document will be available for review for 30 days. This 30-day review period under the National Environmental Policy Act allows federal and state agencies, individuals, and organizations who commented on the draft document a chance to review the Service’s responses. The Revised CCP/Final EIS also documents selection of a preferred alternative. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has selected Alternative E as the preferred Alternative for the Arctic Refuge CCP.

    We are not soliciting comments at this time. After the review period ends, the Service will complete the Record of Decision.

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  • Archive of Arctic Refuge's CCP Planning Process

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    A revised Refuge CCP has gone through a multi-year process. This link leads to the web pages and PDF files associated with the draft revised CCP.

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  • 1988 Arctic Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan

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    The Arctic Refuge's 1988 CCP remains in effect. It will be replaced with our revised plan (below) when that is approved. This link opens the 1988 CCP as a 51 mb PDF file...

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Last Updated: Apr 13, 2015
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