Planners from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are developing a new 15-year management plan, known as a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) for Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (NWR).
The plan is expected to address issues that will affect wildlife and habitat management, administration and public uses of the refuge.
According to USFWS, accomplish the refuge’s wildlife conservation mission, while promoting sustainable, compatible enjoyment of the refuge by over one million people who visit annually.
The August 2012 CCP newsletter is now available and can be found on the refuge website at: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/planning/Chincoteague/ccphome.html
The draft CCP is expected to be published for public review and comment at the end of 2012.
For more information, contact the refuge at 757.336.6122.