The Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan was finalized in March 1996 and signed by the governors of New York and New Jersey the fall of 1997 (read the approval memo and letters). This plan outlines a comprehensive strategy to achieve HEP’s goal of establishing and maintaining a healthy and productive ecosystem with full beneficial uses.
The CCMP files below are available for reading or
printing in a PDF format. To view or download these files,
you will need the free Adobe
Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan | PDF
Overview | PDF
& Living Resources | PDF
Contamination | PDF
Material | PDF
Contamination | PDF
Debris | PDF
& Organic Enrichment | PDF
Discharges | PDF
Involvement & Education | PDF
the Plan | PDF
Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan Tracking Report
The HEP office prepared this document to keep track of progress in implementing the CCMP. Each chapter lists all CCMP actions for a different topic. Under each CCMP action are listed activities (completed, ongoing or planned)—carried out by numerous HEP partners—that advance implementation of that action.
HEP will update this document as needed. If you have any additions or corrections, please contact us at the address below.
- Introduction | PDF
- Habitat & Living Resources | PDF
- Toxic Contamination | PDF
- Dredged Material | PDF
- Pathogenic Contamination | PDF
- Floatable Debris | PDF
- Nutrients & Organic Enrichment | PDF
- Rainfall-Induced Discharges | PDF
- Public Involvement & Education | PDF
- Post-CCMP Management Structure | PDF
- Appendix A: List of CCMP Actions | PDF
- Appendix B: Glossary of Acronyms | PDF
Action Plan (2011 - 2015)
The Action Plan (pdf), revised in April 2011 is organized around five major themes or goals: Clean Up Pollution in the Estuary; Habitat and Ecological Health; Improve Public Access; Support an Economically and Ecologically Viable Estuary and Port; and Public Education and Community Involvement.
This is a working document that will be updated periodically to reflect new information, evolving priorities, and progress on recommended priorities. It is meant to be an organizing instrument used to assist with the implementation of the major actions in HEP’s Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan.
Other Planning Documents
History of HEP Funding from Federal Clean Water Act Section 320 | PDF
National Estuary Program FY2012 Funding Guidance | PDF