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CWC Assists Landowners With Conservation

May 20, 2012
By John Jablonski III - executive director , Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, now in its 22nd year of operation, has a mission to preserve and enhance the water quality, scenic beauty and ecological health of the lakes, streams and watersheds of the Chautauqua region. How does it accomplish its mission? By assisting you - the private landowners, businesses, institutions, and governments that own lands in our county - with technical assistance and opportunities to conserve and enhance your land to maintain or improve its watershed functions, habitat value and scenic value. CWC's programs are summarized in the slogan "Healthy Landscapes-Healthy Waters." Our Healthy Landscapes - Healthy Waters Program takes a two-prong approach to conservation: 1) provide watershed conservation information to landowners and encourage and engage them to undertake practices to enhance or conserve the conservation values of their properties, and 2) apprise landowners of the opportunities and benefits of various means of conserving habitat and implementing conservation agreements or real estate transactions to permanently conserve sites of high conservation value county-wide.



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