Cooperative Conservation Amreica
A Sample of Cooperative Conservation Case Studies
Project Name: Water Reservoir Project
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: Rhode Island
Summary: The Aquidneck Land Trust signed an agreement to conserve its largest property to date — approximately 483 acres in Portsmouth that includes three of Aquidneck Island's public water reservoirs.
Contact: Edward Clement
Executive Director
Aquidneck Land Trust
Project Name: Hudson Valley Farmland Protection Project
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: New York
Summary: Scenic Hudson has protected more than 4,800 acres of Hudson Valley farmland through partnerships with willing farm owners and multiple governmental and private funding sources.
Contact: Seth McKee
Director of Policy and Programs
The Scenic Hudson Land Trust, Inc.
Project Name: Sawdust Remediation to Protect Endangered Species
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: Virginia
Summary: Partners work to remediate the enormous sawdust waste problem in the sensitive karst area in Lee County, Virginia.
Contact: Shane Hanlon
Fish and Wildlife Biologist
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(276) 623-1233 x 25
Project Name: Mecklenburg County Ozone Reduction Action Program
Location: Southeastern: North Carolina
Summary: Duke Energy is participating in a voluntary ozone reduction action program to help reduce ozone forming air emissions in Mecklenburg County, N.C. during the “ozone season” months.
Contact: Mark E. Hollis
Director-Environmental Policy
Duke Power
Project Name: Tar-Pamlico Basin Agricultural Management Strategy Reduces Instream Nutrients
Location: Southeastern: North Carolina
Summary: Row crops and animal operations led to excessive nutrients in the estuary. It was added to the state’s 303(d) list for chlorophyll a.
Contact: Chrystal Bartlett
Stormwater Awareness & Outreach Coordinator
N.C. Department of Environment & Natural Resources - Public Affairs
Midwest/Northern High Plains
Project Name: Flathead Common Ground
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Montana
Summary: FCG was formed with the intent to improve wildlife habitat and forest conditions and to simultaneously utilize economically viable timber sales as a tool to help to achieve these objectives.
Contact: Gary Dahlgren

Flathead National Forest
(406) 758-5269
Project Name: Great Lakes Lake Sturgeon Rehabilitation
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: New York
Summary: Fishery agencies and organizations are coordinating efforts to gather information on historic spawning rivers and remnant lake sturgeon populations in the Great Lakes.
Contact: Henry Quinlan
Lead Biologist for Lake Superior
Ashland Fishery Resources Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Project Name: Thunderbird/Tajique Landscape Projects
Location: South-Central/South-West: New Mexico
Summary: Two landscape-scale projects with large partnerships are working to reduce fire hazard, improve forest health, and create jobs for community sustainability.
Contact: Phil Archuleta
Chief Executive Office
P&M Signs
Project Name: Booker T. Washington High School
Location: South-Central/South-West: Arkansas
Summary: Brownfields project to revitalize and modernize training, education, employment opportunities and entrepreneurial activities for traditional and non-traditional students and the community.
Contact: Nathan Champagne
Brownfields Coordinator
City of New Orleans
Project Name: Louisiana Coastal Area Ecosystem Restoration Study
Location: South-Central/South-West: Louisiana
Summary: The Louisiana Coastal Area Ecosystem Restoration Study uses partnerships, science, and geospatial/visualization technologies to address land loss.
Contact: R. King Milling
Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Restoration and Conservation
Far West
Project Name: The Irvine Ranch Land Reserve
Location: Far West: California
Summary: The Irvine Company and partners created a 50,000 acre urban reserve for education, recreation, and conservation, a model for sustainable development.
Contact: Mike O’Connell
Executive Director
Irvine Ranch Land Reserve Trust
Project Name: Trumpeter Swan Restoration
Location: Far West: Idaho, Midwest/Northern High Plains: Wyoming, Montana
Summary: A private/public captive breeding and release program for trumpeter swans in the Rockies has helped prevent their listing as endangered.
Contact: William M. Long
Wyoming Wetland Society
Project Name: Cascade Streamwatch Project
Location: Far West: Oregon
Summary: Cascade Streamwatch is a collaborative educational outdoor site for teaching and expanding public understanding of healthy watersheds and fisheries.
Contact: Dale Waddell
Executive Director
Wolftree Inc.
Project Name: Fish Friendly Farming Environmental Certification
Location: Far West: California
Summary: The FFF program integrates economic use of farmland with the production of environmental benefits. The land manager is the central figure in achieving and sustaining environmental improvements.
Contact: Laurel Marcus
Executive Director
California Land Stewardship Institute
510 832 3101
Project Name: Cosumnes River Preserve
Location: Far West: California
Summary: The objective of this effort is to safeguard and restore the Cosumnes River and surrounding habitat, increasing migratory waterfowl populations and providing for agricultural and recreational use.
Contact: Rick Cooper
Cosumnes River Preserve
(916) 684-2816
Project Name: Golden Gate National Recreation Area: Eight Steps toward Partnership Success
Location: Far West: California
Summary: National Park Service, Golden Gates National Park Conservancy, and hundreds of citizens are providing time and service to management of the park’s cultural and natural resources.
Contact: Brian O’Neill
Superintendent, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
National Park Service
415-561-4720 Brian_O’
Project Name: Mt. Emily Wildland Urban Interface Fuels Reduction Project
Location: Far West: Oregon
Summary: Complementary projects on private and public lands – including stewardship contracting on public lands – reduce fire risks on home sites and forest land.
Contact: Kurt Wiedenmann
District Ranger
La Grande, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Project Name: SEAtrails
Location: Far West: Alaska
Summary: The Southeast Alaska Trails System (SEAtrails) links communities and outstanding recreation spots via the Alaska Ferry to promote the local economy through sustainable tourism.
Contact: Lisa Holzapfel
Rivers & Trails Program Leader
National Park Service
(907) 644-3586
Project Name: Sustaining Ecosystems, Fisheries, and Recreation, Channel Islands
Location: Far West: California
Summary: A 4-year effort to build a community consensus based on science for a reserve network successfully identified recovery goals for fisheries, biodiversity, education, economics, and heritage values.
Contact: Gary E. Davis
Visiting Chief Scientist
National Park Service
Project Name: Watershed Research and Training Center (Hayfork Partnership)
Location: Far West: California
Summary: WRTC is a community based non-profit organization, started in 1993 to promote healthy communities and sustainable forests through research, education, training, and economic development.
Contact: Lynn Jungwirth
The Watershed Research and Training Center