October 4, 2013

Core Team


The Chesapeake Conservancy’s mission is to strengthen the connection between people and the watershed, conserve the landscapes and special places that sustain the Chesapeake’s unique natural and cultural resources, and encourage the exploration and celebration of the Chesapeake as a national treasure. The Conservancy advances this mission through partnerships and citizen engagement; educational programs; land conservation, public access and recreational opportunities; advocacy; and signature initiatives such as the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail and Chesapeake Gateways and Watertrails Network.


NationalParkServiceThe National Park Service‘s mission is to preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world. The National Park Service Chesapeake Bay connects people to experiences of the natural and cultural heritage of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers. We help to conserve special places important to visitors, residents and the nation, for this and future generations.



     Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is charged with the maintenance and preservation of 120 state parks and 2.2 million acres of state forest land throughout the state. We provide information on the state’s ecological and geological resources; and establish community conservation partnerships with grants and technical assistance with the goal of benefitting rivers, trails, greenways, recreation, heritage, open space, and natural areas. We have 8 distinct bureaus (State Parks, Forestry, Topographic & Geological Survey, Recreation & Conservation, Facility Design & Construction, Human Resources, and Administrative Services) designed to implement these objectives.



     Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies is a unique collaboration of professors and students with the purpose of researching and studying the ecological conditions and processes of the watershed; and, creating educational opportunities to promote student interest and involvement. Our efforts are aimed to form a lasting partnership that connects post-secondary students attending institutions in the Susquehanna heartland region with local communities and environmental organizations.



     Susquehanna Greenway Partnership is a leading champion for the Susquehanna River Watershed, Pennsylvania’s most important natural asset and the largest tributary to the Chesapeake Bay. We work to advance public and private efforts to connect people with our natural and cultural resources, and promote a sustainable and healthy environment. SGP is focused on five strategic program initiatives to attain these benefits and make our vision a reality: Conserving and Enhancing Natural Resources; Improving Connectivity; Improving River Access; Revitalizing River Towns; Signage, Branding and Promotion.




     Wildlife Management Institute was established in 1911 with the goal of reversing the dramatic declines of many wildlife populations. We are committed to improving the professional foundation of wildlife management by fully focusing on resource issues and opportunities. Our decisions and work take into account all the concepts of game management, biological diversity and ecology. We firmly believe that wildlife not only reflects the continent’s wealth but, in many respects, wildlife is that wealth.



Media and Communications Team

The ETS Media and Communications Team strives to create valuable connections between communities and the ETS Advisory Council. These strong connections will serve to educate and raise awareness pertaining to the environmental, historical, cultural, and natural recourses of the Susquehanna River. With heightened awareness, the hope is to preserve the value of the Susquehanna River Watershed for future generations to explore and enjoy.


2016 – 2017 Advisory Council

Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Bucknell University
Chesapeake Bay Commission, Pennsylvania Office
Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Pennsylvania Office
Chesapeake Conservancy
Endless Mountain Heritage Region
Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force
Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway
Lumber Heritage Region
National Park Service, Chesapeake Bay Office
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation & Conservation
Pennsylvania Department of the Environment
Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association
Susquehanna Greenway Partnership
Susquehanna Heritage
Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies
Susquehanna University
Susquehannock Wildlife Society
Trout Unlimited
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Upper Susquehanna Coalition
Wildlife Management Institute

Selected Meetings

September 16, 2016 Precision Conservation Workshop — Notes
Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
September 23, 2016 Implementing Precision Conservation in the Susquehanna River Watershed — Notes — Slides
Clinton County Conservation District Learning Center, Mill Hall, Pennsylvania