The CCP meets quarterly. Details for our next meeting follow:

Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018

Time: 9 am to 12 pm

Location: Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center

Address: 1192 US-64 Business

Photographer: Chris Moses

The upcoming Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) meeting will focus on the topic Backyard biodiversity – creating and discovering the biodiversity in your own backyard.


9:00 Welcome & Introductions

9:15 Discovering and Providing Habitat for Wildlife in your Backyard
Chris Moorman, Professor, NCSU Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

10:00 Backyard Birds and Their Habitats
Bo Howes, Director of Conservation and Stewardship, Triangle Land Conservancy, and Immediate Past President, New Hope Audubon Society

10:20 Break

10:35 Engaging Communities in Wildlife Habitat Restoration
Sarah Justice, Environmental Outreach Program Coordinator, Town of Cary

11:05 NWF programs: Butterfly Highway and Gardening for Wildlife
TBD National Wildlife Federation

11:30 Announcements

12:00 Adjourn

The CCP has been holding quarterly meetings for the past 11 years on conservation and environmental topics and has provided a place for resource professionals and community members to learn and share ideas regarding the County’s most pressing environmental issues. The CCP led the effort to create the Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Chatham County that has been used in several other planning projects in the county, including Pittsboro, Siler City/Love’s Creek, and now the county’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan update.
The CCP is a volunteer-led organization and quarterly meetings are open to anyone who has an interest in Chatham County’s natural resources. The mission of the CCP is to develop and implement strategies for a community conservation vision that builds awareness, protection and stewardship of Chatham County’s natural resources.