Collaboration Among Landscape Partners Across a Wide Region -- the Chesapeake Watershed

Thursday, October 23, 2014: 3:15 PM-4:45 PM
Horizon A (Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center)
This panel examines how the Chesapeake landscape partnership links regional sub-landscapes such as national trail corridors, heritage areas, wildlife refuges, conservation focal areas and more to advance large landscape conservation across a 64,000 square mile region with 18 million residents. The panel addresses several core themes that allow and support this work: (1) the region’s legacy of conservation action and innovation--now permanently protecting over 8 million acres; (2) a pattern of partnership-based federal designations that facilitate convening partners across large distances; (3) the importance of  embracing multiple conservation values; (4) collaborating as a network of networks leveraging multiple constituencies in a region heavily influenced by major metropolitan areas. The session will result in a white paper outlining the types of values and objectives that can help join together partners in multiple landscapes in a broader landscape collaborative.
Session Chair:
Joel Dunn
3:15 PM
The Chesapeake’s Conservation Legacy.
Joseph Gill, Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources
3:55 PM
Interconnected Ecological Values of the Chesapeake.
Joseph McCauley, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
4:15 PM
The Rationale for Collaboration at Even Greater Scales.
Christopher Miller, Piedmont Environmental Council
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