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Increasing Sustainability of America’s Working Landscapes Through Improved Public-Private Collaborations at Multiple Scales

Two Western ranchers and conservation leaders and the Executive Director of Partners for Conservation (PFC) outline a range of strategies and tactics to improve landowner-agency relationships and foster collaborative approaches to natural resource challenges.


Conducting a Household Water Audit

Conducting a water audit can help you save money by reducing your home water bill (and sewer bill if you are connected to a public sewer system).& ...


Use of Land Facets to Plan for Climate Change - Conserving the Arenas, Not the Actors

Even under the most optimistic scenarios, during the next century human-caused climate change will threaten many wild populations and species.


Wetland restorations offer environmental, economic benefits

Scientists with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service recognize the environmental and economic benefits regional wetlands provide and the importance of preserving wetland resources.


Can I Really Preserve My Land and Make Money?

How to turn conservation easement tax credits into cash. (Article applies to Colorado.)


Can My Heirs Save Money on Estate Taxes? Conservation Easements Have Benefits Years After Your Donation

By donating a conservation easement, you are eligible not only for an immediate financial reward from state tax credits and federal deductions, but you can also save money on estate taxes for generations to come.


Conservation Programs for Private Lands - Programs and Resources Available in Utah for Implementation of Utah's Wildlife Action Plan

This document is intended to be a resource for private landowners, species or habitat managers, and program managers. Learn about programs; find opportunities for yourself or others to work toward conservation goals on private lands.


Charts - Percentage Change in CE Acquisition

The below charts depict the percentage change in Conservation Easement Acquisition in the United States from 2003 and 2005- 2007. 


Evolutionary Biology, Philosophy of Nature, Ethics of Responsibility

What can the Center for Humans and Nature, beyond being the mouse that roars collaboratively with others, do to stop outmoded worldviews, the global market tide, and our head long rush into the mountainside?  We are faced with a long term practical and cultural problem.


A Nationwide Survey of Land Trusts That Protect Farm and Ranch Land

Private land trusts play an increasingly important role in farm and ranch land protection. However, it can be difficult for landowners to identify land trusts interested in protecting agricultural land for agriculture, especially in states not served by public farmland protection programs.


A Study of the Potential Effects of a Small Wind Turbine on Bird and Bat Mortality at Tom Ridge Environmental Center Erie, Pennsylvania

Because there is evidence of bird and bat kills at some sites with much larger generating turbines the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources wanted to know if there was reason to be concerned about erecting smaller units.


US Protected Lands Mismatch Biodiversity Priorities

Because habitat loss is the main cause of extinction, where and how much society chooses to protect is vital for saving species. The United States is well positioned economically and politically to pursue habitat conservation should it be a societal goal.


2014 Brings Changes to Tax Credit Transactions - Good News for All

Everyone will be able to breathe a little easier this year, thanks to a bill designed to provide more certainty for those involved with a conservation easement tax credit.


Endangered Species Tax Deduction Farm Bill

Farmers and ranchers implementing conservation actions that contribute to the recovery of threatened and endangered species may now be eligible for a tax deduction.


Cover Crop Termination Guidelines - non-irrigated cropland

These guidelines were developed based on research literature, plant growth and soil hydrology models, and input from national/local experts in cover crop management.


A Blueprint for the Future of Migratory Birds - Migratory Bird Program Strategic Plan 2004-2014

This strategic plan outlines the future direction of the Migratory Bird Program and how it will continue to contribute to bird conservation in North America and around the world.


An Introduction To Easements

You may be one of the many Tennessee landowners who have granted easements. Perhaps you will be asked for an easement in the future for a pipeline, power line or water line to cross your property.


Land Preservation - An Essential Ingredient in Smart Growth

ABSTRACT  The preservation of land for working rural landscapes, wildlife habitat, urban parks, recreational trails, and protecting water supplies and floodplains is emerging as an integral component of smart growth programs.


Trends in Amphibian Occupancy in the United States

Though a third of amphibian species worldwide are thought to be imperiled, existing assessments simply categorize extinction risk, providing little information on the rate of population losses.


Critically Endangered Black Rhino Translocation to Botswana

Wilderness Safaris is delighted to announce the successful capture of 10 black rhino in a joint collaboration with the Botswana and South African Governments as part of an ongoing conservation project to establish a core population of this threatened species in Botswana.

Search our Partner Database of Conservation Success Stories

Cooperative Conservation AmericaWhat is Cooperative Conservation America? CCA is a public forum for collecting and sharing the cooperative conservation stories, lessons, models and achievements of all Americans. It provides citizen conservationists from every walk of life an opportunity to contribute to, and learn from, a common pool of conservation knowledge, tools, and practices - a cumulative and evolving database of information that will advance citizen stewardship, foster community-based conservation, encourage and support the vital role of private lands and landowners, and expand and strengthen shared governance in the care and conservation of America's lands, waters, and wildlife.


View a sampling of Success stories