Cooperative Conservation Amreica
A Sample of Cooperative Conservation Case Studies
Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic
Project Name: Chesapeake Bay Program
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: Maryland
Summary: The Premiere Watershed Restoration Partnership is a regional effort aimed at restoring a system with abundant, diverse populations of living resources, fed by healthy streams and rivers.
Website: www.chesapeakebay.net
Contact: Chris Conner
Communications Director
Chesapeake Bay Program Office
410-267-5758 cconner@cheaspaekebay.net
 
Project Name: Barren Island Shoreline Protection and Wetland Restoration
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: Maryland, Virginia
Summary: This multi-agency partnership addresses the issues of dredge material placement, island erosion, resource protection, and innovative shoreline protection in one tidal marsh/island restoration project.
Website: www.nmfs.noaa.gov/habitat/restoration
Contact: Rich Takacs
Mid-Atlantic Restoration Coordinator
NOAA Restoration Center
410-267-5672 rich.takacs@noaa.gov
 
Project Name: Quabbin to Cardigan Collaborative
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: New Hampshire
Summary: The Quabbin to Cardigan Collaborative is a multi-state, public/private effort to protect and connect large unfragmented forests in the Monadnock Highlands of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Website: www.forestsociety.org/landconservation/q2c.asp
Contact: Chris Wells
Coordinator, Q2C Collaborative
Society for the Protection of NH Forests
(603) 224-9945 cwells@forestsociety.org
 
Project Name: Skaneateles Lake
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: New York
Summary: The City of Syracuse established the Skaneateles Lake Watershed Agricultural Program (SLWAP) in 1994, as an alternative to a costly filtration system required by the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Contact: Kristen Pelhan Skopeck
Public Affairs Specialist
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
(315) 477-6524 kristen.skopeck@ny.usda.gov
 
Project Name: Chesapeake Bay Science Program
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Summary: Research program providing unbiased scientific information used to formulate and assess the effectiveness of restoration goals for the Chesapeake Bay established by Chesapeake Bay Program.
Website: www.chesapeakebay.net/
Contact: Scott W. Phillips
Chesapeake Bay Coordinator
U. S. Geological Survey
410-238-4252 swphilli@usgs.gov
 
Southeastern
Project Name: Abacoa New Town
Location: Southeastern: Florida
Summary: Abacoa is a 2000-acre new town based on neo-traditional town planning principles, being built on land originally owned by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Website: www.conservationfund.org
Contact: Kendra Briechle
Manager Center for Conservation and Development
The Conservation Fund
703-525-6300 kbriechle@conservationfund.org
 
Project Name: Northwest Florida Greenway Project
Location: Southeastern: Florida
Summary: Military, government and nonprofit organizations partner to protect the Panhandle’s unique natural resources, economy, and military flyways.
Website: www.nature.org/florida
Contact: Debbie Keller
Northwest Florida Greenway Project Coordinator
The Nature Conservancy, Florida Chapter
850-222-0199 dkeller@tnc.org
 
Midwest/Northern High Plains
Project Name: Chouteau Island Implementation
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Illinois
Summary: The Chouteau Island Implementation effort will convert a 5,500 acre island-complex, outside of St. Louis, Mo., into a passive recreational complex with extensive floodplain habitat restoration.
Website: www.swircd.org/
Contact: Dave Eustis
Chouteau Island Project Manager
Southwestern Illinois RC&D, Inc.
618-566-4451 dave.eustis@rcdnet.net
 
Project Name: Partners for Grassland Stewardship
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: North Dakota
Summary: To create a collaborative framework for grasslands management, build consensus on grasslands public policy issues, and provide resources to stakeholders for innovative grasslands stewardship.
Website: www.redlodgeclearinghouse.org/stories/pgs.html
Contact: Dave Pieper
Supervisor
Dakota Prairie Grasslands
(701) 250-4443 dpieper@fs.fed.us
 
Project Name: Tinkers Creek Watershed Action Plan
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Ohio
Summary: A study of the Watershed seeking to initiate a Conservation Priority Plan to protect aquatic and terrestrial habitat.
Website: Tinkerscreek.org
Contact: Marion Olson
Land trust President
Tinkers Creek Land Conservancy
330 425 4159 maoteach@alltel.net
 
South-Central/South-West
Project Name: Oklahoma Wildlife Alliance
Location: South-Central/South-West: Oklahoma
Summary: Oklahoma Wildlife and Prairie Heritage Alliance (OWPHA) provides a trusted and open forum for private landowners to engage with resource managers and conservation programs.
Website: www.owpha.org
Contact: Trapper Heglin
Coordinator
Oklahoma Wildlife and Prairie Heritage Alliance
(580) 735-2322 trapperheglin@pldi.net
 
Project Name: Red Cliffs Desert Reserve
Location: South-Central/South-West: Utah
Summary: The reserve provides habitat and protection for the threatened Mojave Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizi) under Washington County’s habitat conservation plan.
Website: www.redcliffsdesertreserve.com
Contact: Bill Mader
Administrator
Red Cliffs Desert Reserve
(435) 634-5759 info@redcliffsdesertreserve.com
 
Far West
Project Name: Project Green
Location: Far West: Nevada
Summary: A grass roots group of neighbors living along Pittman Wash in Henderson Nevada decided to rid their community of weeds and tranpslant native trees and partnered with the Natinal Park Service.
Website: www.cityofhenderson.com/works/php/dscprojgreen.php
Contact: Curt Chandler
Land Manager
City Of Henderson
702-267-3020 Curt.Chandler@cityofhenderson.com
 
Project Name: Sonoma Baylands Wetland Demonstration Project
Location: Far West: California
Summary: Restoration of a 320-acre tidal salt marsh helped to pull a vital dredging project out of a quagmire of environmental issues.
Contact: Eric Jolliffe
Ecosystem Restoration Specialist
U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers
415. 503.6869 Eric.F.Jolliffe@usace.army.mil
 
Project Name: Columbia River Basin Restoration Collaboration
Location: Far West: Washington, Oregon
Summary: Strategies from 58 locally-developed subbasin plans will guide off-site federal hydropower mitigation funding to protect and restore fish and wildlife.
Contact: Doug Marker
Fish and Wildlife Division Director
Northwest Power and Conservation Council
503-222-5161 dmarker@nwcouncil.org
 
Project Name: Mercury contamination in San Francisco Bay
Location: Far West: California
Summary: Assessment of mercury contamination in mud flat sediments associated with salt pond restoration.
Website: www.werc.usgs.gov/index.html
Contact: Dr. A. Keith Miles
Principal Investigator
US Geological Survey
530-752-5365 keith_miles@usgs.gov
 
Project Name: Multi-State Sage-grouse Conservation Initiative
Location: Far West: California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Midwest/Northern High Plains: Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, South-Central/South-West: Colorado, Utah
Summary: A broadly-based cooperative effort utilizing working groups at the local level to restore habitats and rebuild populations of sage-grouse and other sagebrush-dependent wildlife across the West.
Contact: Kathleen Clarke
Director USDI
Bureau of Land Management
202-208-3801 kathleen_clarke@blm.gov
 
National
Project Name: Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest
Location: National
Summary: The State-Fish Art Contest has educated thousands of students nationwide about America’s fisheries, helping to creating knowledgeable future leaders of cooperative conservation efforts.
Website: www.statefishart.com
Contact: Brett Richardson
Grants and Information Coordinator
Wildlife Forever
763-253-0222 brichardson@wildlifeforever.org
 
Project Name: CF Industries National Watershed Award
Location: National
Summary: The CF Industries National Watershed Award recognizes outstanding community watershed protection efforts. The award focuses on innovative, non-regulatory approaches to improving water quality.
Website: cfindustries.com/commrelations/watershed/watershed.htm
Contact: Jesus I Peralta
Public Affairs Office
CF Industries
202.371.9279 jperalta@cfindustries.com
 
Project Name: USGS assistance to USDA Conservation Reserve Program
Location: National
Summary: USGS furnishes scientific guidance and refinement for USDA- FSA conservation management policies about wildlife, their habitats, and environmental quality.
Website: www.fort.usgs.gov/resources/research%5Fbriefs/landowners.asp
Contact: Arthur W. Allen
Wildlife Biologist
U. S. Geological Survey
970-226-9312 art_allen@usgs.gov