Conservation

NCCC has protected over 14,000 acres throughout the watershed and takes pride in its historical successes, while being ever mindful of the future and the following generations. The Conservancy’s scope of work will define opportunity and mitigate challenges through the mechanisms of science, activism, and education, and will continue to employ direct services throughout the watershed and beyond.

Approach

Through scientific, regulatory, historical, and other thoughtful mechanisms, NCCC strategically chooses an activist approach to all work relative to the ecological base of the watershed. Community support through volunteerism and donations has been paramount to the organization’s success in acquiring land and achieving conservation status in numerous areas throughout the watershed, and remains a critical, tactical component to NCCC’s work.

Beyond land acquisition, NCCC stakes an active role in analyzing various types of development in the watershed, measuring impacts and pursuing legal and regulatory means to improve the resiliency of the regional ecology. Future planning for the watershed will build upon these strategies via volunteer crowd-sourcing of data, implementing present and future impact variables related to climate change and invasive species, and critical analyses of urbanization and over-development.