Cooperative Conservation Amreica
A Sample of Cooperative Conservation Case Studies
Project Name: Lake George Land Conservancy Watershed Project
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: New York
Summary: The partnership created an 1850-acre preserve to protect a major Lake George tributary and the Town of Bolton's drinking water source.
Contact: Lynn L. Schumann
Executive Director
Lake George Land Conservancy
Project Name: Pine Mountain Georgia
Location: Southeastern: Georgia
Summary: The Ida Cason Callaway Foundation Preserve adjoins Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park with rare Montane Longleaf Pine. A conservation easement was sold to the State to maintain this land in forest use.
Contact: LuAnn Craighton
Director of Land Stewardship
Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, Callaway Gardens
Project Name: Gulf of Mexico Integrated Science in Tampa Bay
Location: Southeastern: Florida
Summary: Scientists collaborate across disciplines to acquire scientific data on Tampa Bay that will help managers conserve and protect its resources.
Contact: Holly Greening
Senior Scientist
Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Project Name: Lathrop Bayou Habitat Management Area
Location: Southeastern: Florida
Summary: Partners work across public and private boundaries, to provide funding, resources and expertise to manage intact long leaf forests.
Contact: Bruce Dawson
Jackson Field Manager

Midwest/Northern High Plains
Project Name: Casper, WY Refinery
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Wyoming
Summary: Dedicated citizens collaborated to spearhead the design and implementation of an urban oil refinery clean-up for recreational and business use.
Contact: Thomas O. Forslund
City Manager

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.
Contact: Dave Pieper
Dakota Prairie Grasslands
(701) 250-4443
Project Name: Research, monitoring, and evaluation program for habitat and productivity of Federally listed species
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Montana
Summary: Research to support resource management of emergent sandbar habitats on the Missouri River for Federally listed species: piping plovers and least terns.
Contact: Mark Sherfy
Research Biologist
U. S. Geological Survey
Project Name: White Mountain Stewardship Project
Location: South-Central/South-West: Arizona
Summary: A 10-year stewardship contract was awarded to thin 150,000 acres of forest to protect communities from wildfire and stimulate wood industry.
Contact: Steve Campbell
Navajo County Director
University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension
Project Name: Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act Task Force
Location: South-Central/South-West: Louisiana
Summary: Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Task Force unites federal, state, and private citizens in Louisiana coastal restoration.
Contact: Jimmy B. Johnston
Branch Chief Spatial Analysis
USGS National Wetlands Research Center
Project Name: Oklahoma Master Naturalist Program
Location: South-Central/South-West: Oklahoma
Summary: The goal of this program is to train a core of naturalists who then provide volunteer services, which includes environmental education, habitat enhancement, and public understanding of ecosystems.
Contact: Sharon Bennett
President, OK Master Naturalist Central Chapter
Oklahoma Master Naturalist Program
Far West
Project Name: West Eugene Wetlands Partnership
Location: Far West: Oregon
Summary: An eight-organization partnership has implemented land acquisition, habitat restoration, environmental education and recreation facilities development over a 13-year period.
Contact: Eric N. Wold
Wetlands Program Supervisor
City of Eugene, Parks and Open Spaces
(541) 682-4888
Project Name: Saving Willamette Valley Species with CPR
Location: Far West: Oregon
Summary: The Cross Program Recovery Initiative (CPR) Initiative focuses on 11 listed and unlisted species where significant recovery is achievable over the next five years.
Contact: Vicki Finn
Fisheries Restoration and Recovery Team Leader
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(503) 872-2763
Project Name: Puget Sound Shared Strategy
Location: Far West: Washington
Summary: Using local conservation efforts already underway, the Shared Strategy is a ground-up approach to the development of a science-based, locally supported salmon recovery plan for Puget Sound.
Contact: Jim Kramer
Executive Director
Puget Sound Shared Strategy
Project Name: Kagman Watershed Project
Location: Far West: Pacific Islands
Summary: Joint effort by CNMI Dept. of Land & Natural Resources, Saipan & No. Islands SWCD and USDA NRCS to address flooding of agricultural land during rainy season & irrigation shortage during dry season.
Contact: Jeffrey Wheaton
State Conservation Engineer
USDA NRCS, Pacific Basin Area Office
(671) 472-7105
Project Name: Olympia Oyster Restoration Project
Location: Far West: Washington
Summary: A community-based effort reestablishing Washington's only native oyster restores an essential component of the marine ecosystem and builds diverse partnerships.
Contact: Betsey Peabody
Executive Director
Puget Sound Restoration Fund
Project Name: Restoration and Management of Crissy Field
Location: Far West: California
Summary: Partners raised $34 million in funding from multiple sources to restore Crissy Field to a complex of marshes, grasslands, and dunes.
Contact: Brian O’Neill
Golden Gates National Recreation Area
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: Wildlife Habitat Registry
Location: National
Summary: To provide a web mapping tool to facilitate collaboration among wildlife biologist in federal, state, and tribal agencies and among NGO's involved in wildlife habitat projects.
Contact: Marcy Allen
NWR Development Team
Geodata Services
Project Name: Collaborative Resource Stewardship in National Trails System
Location: National
Summary: The National Appalachian Scenic Trail must rely on partnerships to meet its mission. The trail is maintained, managed and protected through a unique cooperative arrangement.
Contact: Pam Underhill
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
National Park Service 304-535-6279
Project Name: USGS Responds to the Emergence of Infectious Disease
Location: National
Summary: This partnership identifies emerging wildlife diseases, such as Type E botulism, amphibian and coral reef diseases, tularemia in rabbits, and exotic parasites of endangered fishes.
Contact: Rick Kearney
Program Coordinator
U. S. Geological Survey