The end of 2014 brought good news for land conservation and public access in the Chesapeake in the form of two significant spending bills passed by Congress. The new legislation includes funding for sites along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail and a new park honoring Harriet Tubman. To learn more, check out this article from the Bay Journal.
Wishing all of our partners a very Happy New Year, and look forward to continuing to work together in 2015!
Stakeholders from across the Delmarva peninsula converged at the historic Tidewater Inn in Easton on November 20th for a conversation about the future of agriculture on the shore.
In the welcoming address American Farmland Trust President Andrew McElwaine discussed the growing challenges of preserving farmland. With an acre of farmland lost every minute, over 85% of farmland is at risk particularly on the edge of sprawling cities. Shifting demographics caused by generational transfers and the threat of climate change are also significant factors.
The Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area (SGHA) is a designated Pennsylvania Heritage Area serving Lancaster and York Counties. SGHA’s special focus is the Susquehanna River, with a mission to enhance quality of life and economic vitality by promoting preservation, conservation, and interpretation of the river’s cultural and natural heritage. SGHA helps lead the Lower Susquehanna Conservation Landscape Initiative, manages the Susquehanna River Water Trail, and supports development of the Susquehanna Heritage Park, a network of recreation and historic sites along the ...
Users of the LandScope Chesapeake system will now enjoy a sleeker, faster, more modern user interface with a host of upgrades. This free, publicly accessible web application enables decision-makers, practitioners, and citizens within the Chesapeake Bay watershed to work together toward shared land protection goals.
“We’ve rebuilt LandScope from the ground up to allow for faster map-drawing, more efficient data and multimedia publishing, and a more intuitive user interface—but most of all, to create an easier and better way for conservationists to make their ...
In upstate New York, from Otsego Lake at Cooperstown to the rolling hills and farmlands near Corning and Elmira, people treasure a rural landscape at the headwaters of the Susquehanna River. A bit south and west of there, visitors travel to the Pennsylvania Wilds, a land once deforested, now forest again and home to the largest elk herd in the eastern United States. Still further south lies the internationally known Amish farming country of Lancaster County where off the main roads one sees and feels part of a different way of life. From Gettysburg through the Shenandoah ...
A conservation proposal developed and coordinated by the Chesapeake Conservancy has been awarded $1 million by the Department of Defense to conserve land in the Nanticoke River corridor, a part of Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Atlantic Test Range. The award was made under the 2014 Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program Challenge (REPI) and is one of only two this year, and one of only three since the REPI Challenge began.
The Chesapeake Conservancy’s proposal includes the conservation of more than 2,000 acres containing a high biodiversity of ...