Cooperative Conservation Amreica
A Sample of Cooperative Conservation Case Studies
Project Name: Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania
Summary: Public and private forest managers, with the conservation group Sand County Foundation, created the voluntary Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative to restore a healthy forest ecosystem.
Contact: Kevin McAleese
Program Director
Sand County Foundation
Project Name: West Branch Project, Maine
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: Maine
Summary: To conserve the largest contiguous tract of land ever protected in Maine – 329,000 acres through a public-private partnership.
Contact: Alan Hutchinson
Executive Director
Forest Society of Maine
Project Name: New Gosport Landfill Site Restoration
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: Virginia
Summary: 5500 tons of abrasive blast material and used sand blasting grit were disposed of to restore the area to a functional component of the Paradise Creek Watershed.
Contact: Marjorie Mayfield

Elizabeth River Project
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
Midwest/Northern High Plains
Project Name: Swamplovers Partnership
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Wisconsin
Summary: A 500 acre block of land in the Black Earth Creek watershed of rapidly developing Dane County has been protected along the Ice Age Trail.
Contact: Andrew Hanson
Trailway Director
Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation, Inc.
Project Name: Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Wisconsin
Summary: In the spirit of Sigurd F. Olson, we facilitate solutions to environmental problems through education, research and citizen involvement.
Contact: Claudia Curran
Public Relations Manager
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute
Project Name: Builders for the Bay
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Missouri, Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: Washington, DC, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia
Summary: A program aimed at reducing environmental impacts from developments within the Chesapeake Bay watershed through local code and ordinance modification
Contact: Rebecca Winer
Program Manager
Center for Watershed Protection
Project Name: Kankakee Sands Restoration Project
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Indiana
Summary: The Kankakee Sands Restoration works with state and federal partners to re-connect 4 protected pristine areas in Newton County, thereby restoring a large segment of native prairie to Indiana.
Contact: Chip O'Leary
Kankakee Sands Project Director
The Nature Conservancy
(219) 285-2184 co'
Project Name: Pleasure Valley Conservancy
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Wisconsin
Summary: The restoration and preservation of privately-owned 226 acre parcel containing prairie, oak savanna, woodlands, and wetlands, through conservation easement with The Prairie Enthusiasts.
Contact: Ken Wade
The Prairie Enthusiasts
Project Name: Louisiana Coastal Area Ecosystem Restoration Study
Location: South-Central/South-West: Louisiana
Summary: The plan would make significant progress towards achieving and sustaining a coastal ecosystem that can support and protect the environment, economy and culture of southern Louisiana and the Nation.
Contact: Julie T. Morgan
Outreach Program Specialist
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, CEMVN-PPPMD, Coastal Restoration Branch
(504) 862-2587
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
Far West
Project Name: Fisheries Restoration and Irrigation Mitigation Act Program
Location: Far West: Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Midwest/Northern High Plains: Montana
Summary: This voluntary, citizen-based, cost shared program helps protect fish without impairing water withdrawals from streams for farming, ranching, hydropower and municipal purposes.
Contact: Jerry Van Meter
FWS Regional Coordinator (ID, OR, WA)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(503) 231-6217
Project Name: Willamette River Water Trail
Location: Far West: Oregon
Summary: The Willamette River Water Trail is a community-driven partnership effort that illustrates what can be achieved when local communities work together towards a common goal.
Contact: Mark A. Brown
Willamette River Navigator
(541) 520-3886
Project Name: Endangered Species Conservation Partnership
Location: Far West: Hawaii
Summary: Marine Corps links training maneuvers to conservation by using amphibious assault vehicles to control invasive plant species to help restore the Hawaiian stilt.
Contact: Mr. Jeff Mikulina
Sierra Club, Hawaii Chapter
Project Name: Collaborating on Regional Innovation and Services
Location: Far West: Oregon, California
Summary: CLC is a diverse network in the N. CA and S. OR region integrating ecological integrity, economic resilience, and social well-being in the practice of forest and watershed stewardship.
Contact: Jude Wait
Collaborative Learning Circle
Project Name: Community-Based Alliance for Training and Sustainable Stewardship
Location: Far West: Oregon
Summary: A partnership between the Alliance of Forest Workers and Harvesters and Lomakatsi Restoration Project to link worker training with on-the-ground project implementation in ecological restoration.
Contact: Denise Smith
Alliance of Forest Workers & Harvesters
Project Name: Henry's Fork Watershed Council
Location: Far West: Idaho
Summary: The council works to improve the management of Henry's Fork Watershed by fostering a consensus-based process for planning and implementation of watershed-wide management and restoration projects.
Contact: Steve Trafton
Executive Director
Henry's Fork Foundation
(208) 652-3567
Project Name: Little Canyon Mountain Fuel Reduction Project
Location: Far West: Oregon
Summary: Communities partner with BLM to reduce fuels on public lands adjacent to private lands.
Contact: Tina Welch
Field Manager, Central Oregon Resource Area
Bureau of Land Management, Prineville District
Project Name: Seven Basins Fire Planning Project
Location: Far West: Oregon
Summary: The Seven Basins group works to provide community awareness of wildfire issues, fire mitigation, and reduction of hazardous fuels within local communities.
Contact: Leanne Mruzik
Fuels Management Specialist
Bureau of Land Management, Medford District
Project Name: Traditional Knowledge & Environmental Stewardship
Location: Far West: California
Summary: A Native American and Community Forestry Collaborative Discussion was convened by CLC, Seventh Generation Fund and several co-sponsors; all presenters were Native American people.
Contact: Jude Wait
Collaborative Learning Circle