Cooperative Conservation Amreica
A Sample of Cooperative Conservation Case Studies
Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic
Project Name: Ontario Dune Coalition
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: New York
Summary: TODC provides technical, educational, and clearinghouse services to its member organizations, property owners and public officials in matters addressing the Eastern Lake Ontario Dunes.
Website: www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/glhabitat/dune/dune.html
Contact: John DeHollander
District Manager
Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District
315.592.9663 john.dehollander@oswegosoilandwater.com
 
Project Name: Restoration Project at Alamatong Wellfield in Morris County
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey
Summary: Partners target removal of invasive Russian olive shrub on 600-acre wellfield, a primary water source for over 470,000 Morris County residents and habitat for a variety of birds and insects.
Website: www.mcmua.com/Water/WaterConservationAdopttheAlamatong.htm
Contact: David Smart
State Resource Conservationist
USDA-NRCS
732-537-6051 david.smart@nj.usda.gov
 
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.
Website: www.AquidneckLandTrust.org
Contact: Edward Clement
Executive Director
Aquidneck Land Trust
401-849-2799 tclement@ailt.org
 
Project Name: Green Space for Living: Metro-Washington, DC Demonstration Project
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: Washington, DC
Summary: The focus of the partnership is to gather and share information that can help local decision makers better accommodate both development and green space conservation.
Contact: Glenn Eugster
Assistant Regional Director, National Capital Region
National Park Service
202-619-7492
 
Project Name: Living Learning Collaborative
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: Massachusetts
Summary: Education that brings out the greatness in each of us in harmony with Life on Earth
Contact: Mary Beth Merritt
Director

(413) 528-4262 x12345 fourwindsfarmgb@aol.com
 
Project Name: Preservation of Escobar's Highland Farm, one of last dairy farms in Rhode Island
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: Rhode Island
Summary: ALT raised $3 million to secure a 75-acre conservation agreement to protect Escobor's farm on Aquidneck Island. Critical partners: USDA-NRCS, State of Rhode Island, & Town of Portsmouth.
Website: www.aquidnecklandtrust.org
Contact: Edward S. Clement, Jr., Esq.
Executive Director
Aquidneck Land Trust
401-849-2799 x12 tclement@ailt.org
 
Southeastern
Project Name: Data Verifies BMPs Improve Water Quality
Location: Southeastern: Alabama
Summary: Partners gathered data to prove that installed BMPs have a positive impact on water quality – 92% bedload sediment reduction; 75% nitrate reduction.
Website: www.bae.ncsu.edu/programs/extension/wqg/99rept319/index_files/alabama.pdf
Contact: Marlon Cook

Geological Survey of Alabama
205-349-2852 mccok@gsa.state.al.us
 
Midwest/Northern High Plains
Project Name: Sun River Watershed
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Montana
Summary: A watershed project established in 1996, that benefits all water users in the Sun River Basin
Website: nris.state.mt.us/wis/sunriver/sunhome.htm
Contact: Alan Rollo
Coordinator
Sun River Watershed
406-727-4437 arollo@mcn.net
 
Project Name: Lake Superior Land Trust Partnership
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin
Summary: Many land trusts and conservation groups have leveraged resources needed to conserve natural and scenic resources in the Lake Superior watershed.
Website: www.lta.org
Contact: Renee Kivikko
Midwest Program Director
Land Trust Alliance
269-324-1683 rkivikko@lta.org
 
South-Central/South-West
Project Name: Great Sand Dunes National Park
Location: South-Central/South-West: Colorado
Summary: The 97,000-acre Baca Ranch (and senior water rights associated with such ranch) were acquired by the Nature Conservancy for ultimate disposition to the US to create the Great Sand Dunes Nat'l Park.
Website: nature.org/success/bacaranch.html
Contact: Charles Bedford
State Director
The Nature Conservancy of Colorado
(303) 444-2950 cbedford@tnc.org
 
Project Name: Landscape Change, Grassland Health, and Bark Beetle Infestation
Location: South-Central/South-West: Arizona
Summary: Remotely sensed satellite data are used to develop maps and GIS layers that enable the San Carlos Apache Tribe to manage their lands.
Contact: Edwin L. Pfeifer
Acting Team Chief
U. S. Geological Survey
520-670-5019 epfeifer@usgs.gov
 
Project Name: Valles Caldera National Preserve
Location: South-Central/South-West: New Mexico
Summary: The goal is to preserve the working landscape and protect the biological, geologic, recreational, and cultural resources of the region.
Website: www.vallescaldera.gov
Contact: Julie Grey
Communications Manager
Valles Caldera National Preserve
(505) 661-3333 jgrey@vallescaldera.gov
 
Project Name: West Bay Conservation Corridor
Location: South-Central/South-West: Texas
Summary: Conservation groups are working with the State of Texas and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore a corridor of marshlands along the Galveston area coast. A private developer donated $2.5 M.
Website: TexasCoastalProgram.fws.gov
Contact: John Huffman
Project Biologist
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
281-286-8282 John_Huffman@fws.gov
 
Far West
Project Name: Partners in Restoration
Location: Far West: California
Summary: The Partners In Restoration (PIR) Permit Coordination Program makes it easier for farmers and ranchers to restore and preserve the health of their property by easing the permitting burden.
Website: www.suscon.org
Contact: Carolyn Remick
Program Director, Restoration on Private Lands
Sustainable Conservation
415.977.0380 x302 cremick@suscon.org
 
Project Name: Post Mountain Collaborative Stewardship
Location: Far West: California
Summary: A collaborative project to develop and implement an ecologically, socially, and economically responsible community wildfire protection plan for the rural community of Post Mountain
Website: www.thewatershedcenter.org
Contact: Nick Guolette

Watershed Research and Training Center
530-628-4206 wrtc@hayfork.net
 
Project Name: Greater Yellowstone Coordination Sustainable Operations Subcommittee
Location: Far West: Idaho, Midwest/Northern High Plains: Wyoming, Montana
Summary: Sustainable operations subcommittee promotes energy efficiency and waste and emissions reductions in the Greater Yellowstone Area.
Website: mpin.nbii.org/gycc
Contact: Anna Jones-Crabtree
Chair of Subcommittee
Bighorn National Forest
307-674-2615 ajonescrabtree@fs.fed.us
 
Project Name: Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)
Location: Far West: Washington, Oregon
Summary: The Spirit of the Fish plan utilizes a gravel-to-gravel approach integrated into an adaptive management framework to restore treaty protected fish resources
Website: www.critfc.org
Contact: Olney Patt, Jr.
Executive Director
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
503-238-0667 pato@critfc.org
 
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
Superintendent
Golden Gates National Recreation Area
415-561-4720
 
Project Name: Ridge to Reef Conservation in the Pacific Islands, Hawaii
Location: Far West: Hawaii
Summary: Restoration of the Hanalei River Basin, with more than 30 endangered species, that is being impacted by pollution and sedimentation transported into offshore marine ecosystems.
Contact: Bill Steiner
Center Director
U. S. Geological Survey
808-956-5691 bill_Steiner@usgs.gov
 
National
Project Name: National Park Trust
Location: National
Summary: The National Park Trust is the only land conservancy uniquely dedicated to preserving America’s national system of parks, wildlife refuges, and historic monuments.
Website: www.parktrust.org/
Contact: Paul C. Pritchard
President
National Park Trust
301-279-7275x11 paul@parktrust.org