Cooperative Conservation Amreica
A Sample of Cooperative Conservation Case Studies
Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic
Project Name: UNH Stormwater Center
Location: Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic: New Hampshire
Summary: This project cooperatively tests designs to achieve stormwater treatment and volume reduction.
Website: www.unh.edu/erg/cstev/
Contact: Robert Roseen
Director
The UNH Stormwater Center
603-862-4024 Robert.roseen@unh.edu
 
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: Southern Appalachian Elk Restoration
Location: Southeastern: Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina
Summary: Restoration of elk to its historic eastern range is underway in the southern Appalachians, with elk populations in Kentucky now exceeding 5,550.
Website: www.rmef.org/bugle/pages/05MA/appalachian_1.html
Contact: David Ledford
Southeast Initiative Program Director
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
606-330-0179 dledford@RMEF.org
 
Project Name: Saint Croix Ground Lizard Habitat Restoration, Hotel on the Cay Partnership
Location: Southeastern: Virgin Islands
Summary: In this Partners for Fish and Wildlife program project the FWS implemented a restoration and management plan for the protection and recovery of the endangered ground lizard in St. Croix, USVI.
Website: www.fws.gov/caribbean-ecoteam/
Contact: Silmarie Padron
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Coordinator
US Fish and Wildlife Service
787-851-7297 silmarie_padron@fws.gov
 
Midwest/Northern High Plains
Project Name: Missouri Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Missouri
Summary: The Missouri Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) provides incentives to farmers to restore riparian buffers to reduce sediment, pollutant, and bacterial loading of waterways.
Website: www.fsa.usda.gov/dafp/cepd/state_updates.htm#misso
Contact: Gerald Hrdina
FSA Conservation Program Specialist
USDA Farm Service Agency
573-876-0932 Gerald.hrdina@mo.usda.gov
 
Project Name: Detroit River Conservation Partnerships
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Michigan
Summary: A community comes together to address heavily polluted river corridors, while restoring wildlife habitat and preserving recreational uses.
Contact: John Hartig
Refuge Manager
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
734-692-7608 John_Hartig@fws.gov
 
Project Name: Healthy Grown Potato Partnership
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Wisconsin
Summary: The partnership promotes IPM, plans to protect habitat and species on private lands, improvements to soil, water and air quality, using regional goals, and markets these efforts through an eco-label.
Website: www.wisconsinpotatoes.com/fresh_healthy.htm
Contact: Frank Casey, Ph.D.
Director, Conservation Economics Program
Defenders of Wildlife
202-682-9400 fcasey@defenders.org
 
Project Name: Little River Drainage Fish Passage Restoration Project
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Kansas, South-Central/South-West: Oklahoma
Summary: Timber companies and the OK Dept. of Wildlife Conservation are currently working on fish passage for the threatened leopard darter and the Ouachita shiner (species of concern).
Contact: Brent Bristow
Oklahoma Fishery Resources Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
580-384-5710 Brent_Bristow@fws.gov
 
Project Name: Northwest Connections
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Montana
Summary: Involves rural residents, students and government agencies in cooperative efforts to identify and restore critical habitat connections in the Swan Valley of Montana
Website: northwestconnections.org
Contact: Melanie Parker
Director
Northwest Connections
406.754.3185 nwc@montana.com
 
Project Name: Trapper's Point Working Group
Location: Midwest/Northern High Plains: Wyoming
Summary: The group seeks to develop a protection plan for the Trapper's Point wildlife migration route, a crucial corridor for pronghorn antelope, mule deer, and other migrating ungulates.
Website: www.redlodgeclearinghouse.org/stories/trappers.html
Contact: Joel Berger
Senior Scientist, North America Program
Wildlife Conservation Society
(208) 787-3068 jberger@wcs.org
 
Far West
Project Name: Alaska Integrated Pest Management Program
Location: Far West: Alaska
Summary: This model collaborative program contacts over 10,000 clients annually, successfully mobilizing the public to adopt integrated pest management practices on their land.
Website: www.uaf.edu/coop-ext/ipm/index.html
Contact: Fred Sorensen
IPM Program Coordinator
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Cooperative Extension Service
907-786-6311 dffes@uaa.alaska.edu
 
Project Name: Codornices Creek Watershed Restoration Action Plan -- CCWRAP
Location: Far West: California
Summary: Goals are to re-establish a viable Oncorhynchus mykiss (steelhead) population in Codornices Creek by creating and sustaining a science and community based watershed protection and restoration program.
Website: www.urbancreeks.org
Contact: Emma B.L. Gutzler
Restoration Coordinator
Urban Creeks Council
510.540.6669 ucc_staff@urbancreeks.org
 
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.
Website: www.communityforestry.net
Contact: Jude Wait
Director
Collaborative Learning Circle
541-482-4353 judew@asis.com
 
Project Name: Maidu Stewardship Project
Location: Far West: California
Summary: This project seeks to demonstrate traditional Mountain Maidu forest management techniques that restore whole ecosystems and to protect culturally significant sites.
Website: www.redlodgeclearinghouse.org/stories/maidustewardship.html
Contact: Lorena Gorbet
Coordinator
Maidu Cultural and Development Group
(530) 284-1601 mcdg@frontiernet.net
 
Project Name: Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Sawtooth Society
Location: Far West: Idaho
Summary: Preserving and protecting remaining open space, and enhancing recreation facilities and services, while considering the needs and interests of the local community.
Contact: Robert Hayes
Executive Director
Sawtooth Society
208-387-0852 sawtoothsociety@sawtoothsociety.com
 
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
541-618-2419 lmruzik@or.blm.gov
 
Project Name: Silver Salmon Creek Fish Passage Restoration Project
Location: Far West: Alaska
Summary: This project reopened eight miles of spawning and rearing habitat for Chinook and coho salmon, as well as Dolly Varden char, rainbow trout and other aquatic species.
Contact: Mary Price
FWS Biologist, Anchorage Field Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
907-271-2788 mary_price@fws.gov
 
Project Name: Warner Basin Weed Management Area
Location: Far West: Oregon
Summary: The Weed Management Area (WMA) was established in 1998 to cooperatively inventory and treat noxious weeds over several jurisdictions within the 500,000-acre Warner watershed.
Contact: Joe Tague
Acting District Manager
Bureau of Land Management, Lakeview District Office
541-947-2177 Joe_M_Tague@blm.gov
 
National
Project Name: Critters Pocket Guide Series
Location: National
Summary: Critters field guides have been distributed to over 232,000 students in 10 states nationwide through interactive field and classroom programs.
Website: www.wildlifeforever.org
Contact: Brett Richardson
Grants and Information Coordinator
Wildlife Forever
763.253.0222 brichardson@wildlifeforever.org
 
Project Name: ATTRA: National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
Location: National
Summary: The ATTRA project provides free information to farmers and educators about agricultural practices which steward and protect natural resources, through tollfree phone service, website, and workshops.
Website: www.attra.ncat.org
Contact: Teresa Maurer
Sustainable Agriculture Program Manager
NCAT (Nat'l Ctr for Appropriate Technology)
1-800-346-9140 teresam@ncat.org