38 results for author: Kelsey Everett


2018 Voters Support Conservation – $3 Billion of It

The November 2018 elections proved once again that voters support conservation funding. The Land Trust Alliance reports that 58 city, county or state ballot measures were considered in 23 states on election day. At least 49 of those passed. The Trust for Public Land's LandVote database tracks these ballot measures. 2018 results show voters approved over $3.2 billion in new conservation funding. This means funds that must be dedicated to land acquisition and protection. 2018 results show only one ballot measure in the Chesapeake Bay watershed states. Baltimore County, Maryland voters approved a $2 million bond measure for open space and ...

Holistic Approach Needed for Planning Energy Projects

A new report prepared by the Environmental Law Institute for the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership recommends specific actions that Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia may consider to address the impacts of proposed energy projects while improving land conservation outcomes. “The Chesapeake Bay region is home to a diversity of landscapes, historic places, ecosystems, and wildlife as well as an increasing number of pipeline and electricity transmission projects,” said John Griffin, program manager for the Partnership. “Energy facilities present the region with both challenges and opportunities. Our Partnership sees a real need for ways ...

Reclaiming History

The Washington Post reported last week on new findings about the extent of the Rappahannock Tribe's vast range and standing within the Chesapeake region. Archaeologist Julia King and Scott Strickland, an expert in geographic information systems, have used archaeological, environmental and historical data to predict the locations of Rappahannock settlements. As the Post writes, "the emerging story undercuts what Western historians have asserted for 400 years about the shape of native culture when the Europeans arrived in America, and it restores the place of the Rappahannocks, who had nearly been erased from the record." The Post reports the ...

National Park Service

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Chesapeake Conservancy

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The Conservation Fund


Chesapeake Bay Commission


Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources


Living Landscape Observer


National Parks Conservation Association