Assessment and Planning Projects
Jefferson County, West Virginia, confronts haphazard growth that disrupt normal ecosystem functions and community vitality. The continued protection of the County’s diverse natural and rural landscapes, and economic vitality, rely on the conservation of its unique ecological and cultural geography.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) developed the WVCAP as a framework to conserve species diversity in West Virginia. The plan identifies those fish and wildlife resources that are Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) and emphasizes what conservation and management techniques are needed for preserving these resources.
While the Chesapeake Bay has played important roles in our nation’s heritage, the current impacts of pollution have created environmental consequences. In an effort to restore the Bay’s health, jurisdictions in the Chesapeake Bay watershed—Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia…