Chesapeake Conservation

Forested hills surround a body of water.

Together with its partners, the National Park Service seeks to extend the conservation of large landscapes throughout the region to benefit multiple values, including economic sustainability; scenic, historic, and cultural heritage; working lands; important wildlife habitat; water quality and supply; and overall quality of life.

The Chesapeake Conservation Partnership (CCP) is a coalition of diverse organizations and agencies engaged in land conservation and related fields within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The CCP is jointly convened by NPS Chesapeake Gateways, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Chesapeake Conservancy. The partnership is centered around five goals. Click the linked images below to learn more.

  • A recently harvested hay field.

    Supporting the economic and cultural value of working farms and farmers, while protecting farmlands from conversion.

  • A forest with change leaves on the edge of a lake during fall.

    Protecting headwater & riparian forests, large forest blocks, woodlots providing multiple values, and forests conducive to timber harvests.

  • A blue heron takes flight over a marsh.

    Supporting thriving populations of native wildlife, keeping common species common, and sustaining at-risk species in natural areas.

  • A man grasps a piece of equipment containing freshly harvested oysters.

    Protecting our collective heritage from development that would alter the scenery and character that conveys their importance.

  • A group paddles canoes under a pink sky at dusk.
    Human Health

    Partnering to support equitable public health for all, with an urgent focus on underserved communities, both urban and rural.

  • a young boy and girl in safety vests pull weeds
    Conservation at Home

    How can you continue the conservation at home? Learn more!

Last updated: March 27, 2024