Day: Friday, May 1, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Title: Large Landscape Conservation: Scaling Up Conservation Efforts from George Washington's Potomac to the Chesapeake Bay
Description: Public and private organizations throughout the Chesapeake watershed are collaborating in unprecedented ways, and using new technologies to identify shared land protection priorities that enable more informed decision-making based on a range of cultural, natural and recreational resource values. Panelists will share new technologies and collaboration at the local, regional, and watershed scales through GIS models and applications that preserve the Maryland viewshed, as seen from the historic home of George Washington; conservation and public access planning efforts along the Tidal Potomac; and activities by the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership that support protection of 2 million acres of priority lands by 2025, as outlined in the 2015 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. Participants will be invited to contribute conservation goals, tools, best practices, and current activities to a biennial work plan that reflects watershed-wide collaborative efforts toward reaching the 2 million acre goal.
Track: Large Landscapes & Working Lands
Level: All
Lead Presenter: Eric Benson: GIS & Viewshed Manager - Mount Vernon Ladies Association
Co-Presenter(s): Suzanne Copping: Chief of Resource Protection and Partnerships - National Park Service Chesapeake Bay
Jeffrey Allenby: Director of Conservation Innovation - Chesapeake Conservancy
Kate Baker: Partnership Coordina Chesapeake Conservation Partnership