Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Southwest Region

Comprehensive Conservation Planning Updates

What is a CCP?
A comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) is like a recipe for managing a wildlife refuge. These plans provide a 15-year guide, using the best available scientific knowledge, to help managers achieve the purposes for which each refuge was established, and to contribute to the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 defined the mission for the Refuge System and requires refuges to have a CCP in place by 2012. The Act provides the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) with guidance for managing refuges in a way that ensures the long-term conservation of fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats. CCP outline goals, objectives and management strategies for a refuge to achieve during the 15-year life of a CCP.

The Ellicott Slough NWR Final CCP/Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact are now complete. Click on the link below to view the doucments. All documents are in pdf. If you require it in another format, please call 510-792-0222.

Final Planning Update (2.1 MB)
Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (3.6 MB)
Comprehensive Conservation Plan Appendices (2.8 MB) Includes Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment

For more information on CCPs and to see examples from other National Wildlife Refuges, log on to the Pacific Southwest Region's website.


For more information, contact:
Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge
1 Marshlands Rd
Fremont, CA 94555
or e-mail us at San Francisco Bay NWR Complex





Last updated: January 29, 2012