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

New Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018

Time: 9 am to 12 pm

Location: Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center - Hall A

Address: 1192 US-64 W Business

The upcoming Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) meeting will focus on how changes in our climate are predicted to impact natural resources in Chatham County and what is being done to prepare for and adapt to those changes. We have a packed agenda, bringing together scientists on the forefront of climate change modeling and impacts to wildlife and water resources, to local leaders working to promote educational activities and implement action plans.


9:00 Welcome and Introductions

9:10 Recent and projected climatic changes in the Southeast

Adam Terando, Research Ecologist,
US Geological Survey/DOI Southeast Climate Science Center/North Carolina State University

9:50 Climate change impact on fish and wildlife in the Piedmont

Cindy Simpson, Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator, NC Wildlife Resources Commission

10:30 Water Supply Planning and Resilience

Fred R Tarver III, Aquatic Ecology Unit, NC Division of Water Resources

10:40 Break

10:50 Chatham County Climate Action Plan

John Graybeal, Climate Change Advisory Committee

11:10 Chatham County Action Team for NC Clean Path 2025

Amanda Robertson, NC Warn Chatham Coordinator

11:30 Messaging for Effective Climate Change Communication

Mary Allice Holley, Conservation Trust for NC

11:50 CCP updates and announcements from members

12:00 Adjourn

The new Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center is one mile west of the historic courthouse/traffic circle in Pittsboro, and just 0.2 mile west of the Central Carolina Community College - Pittsboro Campus entrance.

Please park in the side lots and enter the Conference Center at the front middle entrance. The picture below indicates the appropriate entrance.


The CCP has been holding quarterly meetings for the past 10 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.