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Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS) Plan

New York's Wildlife Action Plan

The Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS) completed in 2005 is New York's state wildlife action plan. The plan serves as the state's guiding document for managing wildlife species in greatest need of conservation and actions needed to conserve them in the future. New York's CWCS was approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State Wildlife Grant (SWG) Programs in 2006 to secure federal funding support for the species and habitat restoration actions outlined in the plan.

New York's wildlife action plan is currently being revised by DEC biologist and conservation partners. The revised plan will be available in fall 2015. For more information, visit the State Wildlife Action Plan web page.

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Background Information

Conservation Recommendations by Watershed Basin

Appendix A: Taxonomic group reports from the CWCS Planning Database

Appendices B and C

Appendix D: Species of Greatest Conservation Need

Appendices E and F


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