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, Co-convener of the CCP

Latest News

Advancing Landscape-scale Collaboration in Pennsylvania

Advancing Landscape-scale Collaboration in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has focused regional collaboration around large Conservation Landscapes since 2004. All, or significant portions, of five of these landscapes are within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources...

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Over 12,000 Acres Protected in Piedmont Region in 2019

Over 12,000 Acres Protected in Piedmont Region in 2019

The Piedmont Environmental Council recently announced the annual roundup of land conservation throughout its nine-county region in Virginia. Private landowners, working with land trusts and public agencies, protected 12,430 acres in 2019. This represents the highest...

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New Faces – Great Energy

New Faces – Great Energy

The Chesapeake Conservation Partnership's Steering Committee met last week and, among other items on the agenda, welcomed six new committee members. Here's a quick run down of who's joining the Partnership's leadership team: Brett Glymph has been executive director of...

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Early Conservation Success in 2020

Early Conservation Success in 2020

We will shortly be profiling a set of Chesapeake conservation successes from 2019, illustrating the breadth of great work going on around the watershed. But, it's never too early to tout one of the early successes of the new year. On January 17, the University of...

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Conservation Finance Intensive Probes Funding Options

Conservation Finance Intensive Probes Funding Options

Bucks. Frog skins. Clams. This time, we’re not talking fauna, but finance. No matter what you call them, we know that dollars are a key component to making strategic land conservation work. This interest in learning more about new and innovative sources of funding and...

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New Initiative Examples from King County Washington

New Initiative Examples from King County Washington

It's always worth taking a look outside the Chesapeake watershed now and then to see what other folks are doing. A bit of exploring turned up some interesting land conservation work coming out of King County, Washington. And it all seems relevant to issues we are...

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