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

Community Land Trusts — Addressing Urban Challenges

Community Land Trusts — Addressing Urban Challenges

Seventy percent of Chesapeake Bay watershed residents live within urban areas. As we think about how we connect urban residents with land conservation--or rather, how we ensure land conservation is relevant and addressing the needs of urban residents--it's worth...

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A Decade of Success; Priorities for the Future

A Decade of Success; Priorities for the Future

Over sixty-five members of the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership gathered this week for the Partnership's tenth Annual Meeting at the National Conservation Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. A decade after first coming...

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Quick Reports on Land Protection

Quick Reports on Land Protection

How can you quickly find how much land is protected within a county? Or a watershed? Or find out what the make-up of that protected land is – how much is owned by a particular type of owner; or how much is forested?We’ve got an...

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Study Confirms Habitat Connectivity is Key

Study Confirms Habitat Connectivity is Key

The importance of connecting isolated blocks of habitat -- or conserving existing connectivity -- has been a core tenet of land conservation for a number of years. Scientists have now completed one of the largest scale, long-term...

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A Glimpse of Conservation History Along the Highway

A Glimpse of Conservation History Along the Highway

So who among us has seen historical markers along highways? Most of us! But how many have seen markers celebrating a moment in conservation history? Well, now you can. Last month a new marker was placed by the Virginia Department...

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