Chesapeake Conservation Partnership

Our Land, Our Heritage, Our Future

Partners Throughout the Chesapeake

Acres of Land Conserved since 2010

Land conservation successes and challenges in the Chesapeake watershed present an international example of how communities can use innovative science, partnerships, and finance to achieve ambitious conservation goals.

Joel Dunn

President & CEO of Chesapeake Conservancy, Lead convener of the CCP

Latest News

New Virginia Investments in Land Protection

New Virginia Investments in Land Protection

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam recently announced a slate of Virginia Land Conservation Foundation (VLCF) grants for conserving land throughout the Commonwealth. Thirteen of the projects, totaling $3.64 million, will protect land within the Chesapeake Bay watershed....

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New Pennsylvania Investments in Land Protection

New Pennsylvania Investments in Land Protection

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) recently announced a slate of 2019 grants for protecting land throughout the state. Fourteen of the projects, totalling $6.38 million, are in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Combined, the DCNR...

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Send Us Your 2019 Success Story Suggestions

Send Us Your 2019 Success Story Suggestions

We all need to tell the stories of land conservation successes -- and in ways beyond just counting acres protected and dollars spent. The Chesapeake Conservation Partnership published a series of 2018 Success Stories as part of our report Marking Milestones: Progress...

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New Research on Conservation Referendums

New Research on Conservation Referendums

A year ago we shared an update on local and state conservation ballot measures results from the 2018 elections when over $3.2 billion in funding was approved by voters around the nation. Now comes a new study exploring factors that influence the likelihood of these...

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Delmarva Oasis: Protecting 50% by 2030

Delmarva Oasis: Protecting 50% by 2030

The Chesapeake watershed is composed of dozens of significant regional landscapes, many of them iconic and broadly known. The Delmarva peninsula is one of those, the rural and natural lands squeezed between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic. Congressman Wayne...

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Large Tract Protected in Chesapeake Watershed

Large Tract Protected in Chesapeake Watershed

Last week the USDA Forest Service and conservation partners announced addition of a 4,644.5 acre property to the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. The land in Botetourt County, Virginia helps protect the headwaters of the James River, a tributary of...

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