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

Changes to Mid-Atlantic Forests as Climate Warms

Changes to Mid-Atlantic Forests as Climate Warms

The majority of the Chesapeake watershed is forested. And most of these Chesapeake forests were recently assessed for their vulnerability to projected climate change. The Mid-Atlantic Region Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis is the work of dozens...

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Three more Chesapeake Land Trusts Accredited

Three more Chesapeake Land Trusts Accredited

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission recently announced the latest round of newly accredited land trusts -- and three Chesapeake watershed organizations are on the list. The Capitol Region Land Conservancy (CRLC) serves the City of Richmond and the Counties of...

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A City Sets Out a Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights

A City Sets Out a Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights

About 24 percent -- or over 4 million -- of the Chesapeake watershed's 18 million residents are children under the age of 18. They are the region's future. And conservation's future. Most children (and adults) -- more than 70 percent of the population -- live within...

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New 4,500 Acre Conservation Easement in Albemarle Co.

New 4,500 Acre Conservation Easement in Albemarle Co.

Not far from Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, the James C. Justice Companies, Inc. own 4,500 acres in Albemarle County, Virginia. Interestingly, the owner of the companies is West Virginia Governor Jim Justice. Justice has now donated a conservation easement on...

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New Tools for Communicating Conservation Messages

New Tools for Communicating Conservation Messages

Achieving conservation goals requires continued support for public land protection programs, increased private sector investment, and other new sources of conservation financing. All of these depend on an engaged public, interested landowners, dedicated...

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