Mission & Vision


The Chesapeake Conservation Partnership fosters collaborative action to conserve culturally and ecologically important landscapes to benefit people, economies, and nature throughout the six-­state watershed.


From Cooperstown to Virginia Beach, from Appalachian mountaintops to the home of the blue crab, a labyrinth of 180,000 miles of healthy small streams and great rivers feeds the Chesapeake Bay. Our vast watershed­ with its conserved farms, forests, fisheries, and open spaces­ sustains and refreshes 18 million of us, as it did our ancestors.