Cooperative Conservation Amreica
A Sample of Cooperative Conservation Case Studies
Project Name: Vienna Community Vision
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: Maryland
Summary: The Conservation Fund engaged with the Town of Vienna to develop a Community Vision Plan in anticipation of the 5-year update of their Community Comprehensive Plan.
Contact: Keith O'Connor
The Conservation Fund
Project Name: Protecting New Jersey's Sourland Region
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey
Summary: D&R Greenway Land Trust and multiple partners have protected over 3,500 acres of habitat and natural resources in central New Jersey’s Sourlands region – with more preservation projects to come.
Contact: Linda J. Mead
Executive Director
D&R Greenway Land Trust
Project Name: Nanty Glo Environmental Restoration
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania
Summary: This project treats mine discharge water via a passive treatment system composed of 2 vertical flow ponds and a wetland.
Contact: Kathleen J. Anderson
Project Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District
Project Name: Baltimore Ecosystem Study
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: Maryland
Summary: Collaborative long-term study about urban ecology and the social benefits of conservation; project involves extensive monitoring and a significant educational component.
Contact: Michael T. Rains
USDA Forest Service
Project Name: Habitat Restoration for the Protection of Federally Listed Species
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: Virginia
Summary: Partners and many private landowners implement best management practices (BMP) to improve water quality and habitat for about 30 federally listed, threatened and endangered species.
Contact: Shane Hanlon
Fish and Wildlife Biologist
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
276-623-1233 x 25
Project Name: International Paper Conservation Bank
Location: Southeastern: Georgia
Summary: Project has provided a win-win trade-off in land uses by allowing logging activities to continue on commercial forest lands while ensuring that habitat is maintained for the red-cockaded woodpecker.
Contact: Michael Bean
Sr. Attorney, Ecosystems Program
Environmental Defense
202-387-3500 ext 3312
Midwest/Northern High Plains
Project Name: Murdock Clean Water Partnership
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Nebraska
Summary: The community of Murdock, Nebraska, and state and federal partners, used innovative technologies to solve ground and surface water contamination.
Contact: Steve and Bonnie Bruttig
Nebraska Landowners

Project Name: Tern and Plover Conservation Partnership
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Nebraska
Summary: Established in 1999, this Partnership protects river birds, prevents or resolves bird-industry conflicts, and educates and involves local communities.
Contact: Renae Held
Program Coordinator
Tern and Plover Conservation Partnership
Project Name: Cleveland Clean Air Century Campaign
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Ohio
Summary: This voluntary, community-based initiative seeks to reduce health and environmental risks from air toxics in Northeast Ohio.
Contact: Linda D. Kimble
Project Coordinator
Cleveland Clean Air Century Campaign
Project Name: Upper Mississippi River Basin
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois
Summary: New drainage water management systems in the Midwest are improving water quality and wildlife habitat in the Mississippi River Basin.
Contact: Charlie Schafer
Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition
Project Name: Henry Mountain Bison Herd
Location: South-Central/South-West: Utah
Summary: Sportsmen and ranchers negotiate win-win solutions to maintain livestock grazing and ensure quality bison hunts in the Utah Henry Mountains.
Contact: Don Peay

Henry Mountain Sportsmen for Habitat
Project Name: Pathfinder Project on the Colorado “GMUG” National Forests
Location: South-Central/South-West: Colorado
Summary: Pathfinders developed 27 strategies to achieve instream flows without imposing federal restrictions on water diversions in 3 Colorado National Forests.
Contact: Chris Treese
External Affairs
Colorado River Water Conservation District
Project Name: Landscape Change on Native Lands: Southern Colorado Plateau
Location: South-Central/South-West: New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah
Summary: Land use plans are developed using fundamental geologic information to identify landscape mobility, stability, and its relationship to local environmental conditions.
Contact: Margaret Hiza Redsteer
Project Coordinator
U. S. Geological Survey
928 556-7366
Far West
Project Name: Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program
Location: Far West: Nevada, California, South-Central/South-West: Arizona
Summary: This innovative project is the largest and longest-term major river system habitat restoration plan, designed to create habitat and protect listed and sensitive species.
Contact: Lorri Gray
Program Director
Bureau of Reclamation
Project Name: Water Without War: Cooperative Salmon Restoration
Location: Far West: Washington, Oregon
Summary: River collaboration restores threatened fish by improving in-stream flow, habitat and water quality, while sustaining local farms and communities.
Contact: Kevin Scribner

Walla Walla Watershed Alliance
Project Name: NRCS, State, Private, Tribal Partnership
Location: Far West: Washington
Summary: Public-Private-NGO: to Restore Salmon Habitat in the Blue Mountains of the Pacific Northwest
Contact: Dr. Barry Southerland
Soil Conservationist

(509) 323-2970
Project Name: Cooperative Sagebrush Steppe Restoration Initiative
Location: Far West: California
Summary: Conservation groups work together to restore sagebrush steppe ecosystems through the removal of invasive western juniper and applying adapative management techniques.
Contact: Kenneth Weaver
District Conservationist
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Project Name: Local Action Strategies (LAS)
Location: Far West: Pacific Islands , Hawaii, Southeastern: Virgin Islands, Florida, Puerto Rico
Summary: Local Action Strategies are locally driven plans for action among federal, state, territory, and non-governmental partners, which implement actions to reduce threats to coral reefs.
Contact: Bill Millhouser
Regional Manager, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource
301-713-3155 ext. 189
Project Name: Rocky Reach, Rock Island and Wells Projects Habitat Conservation Plans
Location: Far West: Washington
Summary: Cooperative partnerships are developing the first hydropower Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) to minimize the impact of hydro dams on Endangered Species Act-listed anadromous salmon and steelhead.
Contact: Tracy Yount
Project Manager
Chelan County Public Utility District
Project Name: Square Lake Preserve
Location: Far West: Idaho
Summary: Surrounded by public land, the Square Lake Preserve protects critical habitat for greater sage grouse, a declining species in the West, and other sagebrush steppe obligates.
Contact: Allison Kennedy
Planning Coordinator
Wood River Land Trust
(208) 788-3947