Resilience through Collaborative Landscape Conservation
March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ensuring Resilience through Collaborative Landscape Conservation Planning in the Eno River and New Hope Creek Watersheds
The Eno River and New Hope Creek watersheds span portions of Durham, Orange, Chatham, and Wake Counties. These watersheds contain ecologically significant and biodiverse wildlife habitats, and provide drinking water for nearly one million people. To date, little effort has been made to ensure connectivity across these lands.
The Eno-New Hope Landscape Conservation Group is a conservation collaborative that works to conserve and restore landscape connectivity within this landscape to protect biodiversity and natural resources. The Group includes participants from state, county and local governments, land trusts, environmental organizations, universities, advisory committees, and local ecologists. In December 2019, the Group released a Landscape Connectivity Conservation Plan for the Eno-New Hope area that includes a prioritized landscape connectivity network with related conservation, planning, and policy recommendations.
Through a Catalyst Fund grant from the Network for Landscape Conservation, we are now broadening our collaborative group to include Planning and Transportation professionals, community groups, landowners, and other stakeholders to develop a strategic action plan for landscape connectivity conservation.
Register at: https://go.unc.edu/EnoNewHope