Comprehensive Conservation Plan

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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 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.

National Wildlife Refuge System Goals

The National Wildlife 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.


CCP process working with the public.


Flint Hill's Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP)

Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge was completed in 2000.  Writing of the CCP involved a team of Flint Hill's and Regional Office personnel, with assistance from state agencies and variety of other organizations.  Public involvement was an integral part of the CCP process, and was invited throughout the process in the form of attendance at public hearings and written commentary.  When completed, the CCP is in the form of a written Plan available to the public.  During the 15-year "life" of the Plan, assessments will continually be made of its working aspects to facilitate the completion of a revised planning document at the end of the period.

Below is a link where you can find Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge's CCP.