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Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) is an inclusive partnership dedicated to the conservation of the herpetofauna--reptiles and amphibians--and their habitats. Our membership comes from all walks of life and includes individuals from state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, museums, pet trade industry, nature centers, zoos, energy industry, universities, herpetological organizations, research laboratories, forest industries, and environmental consultants. The diversity of our membership makes PARC the most comprehensive conservation effort ever undertaken for amphibians and reptiles.

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Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust

The Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust is the only homegrown organization exclusively dedicated to permanently protecting and preserving land in Cacapon and Lost River Valley. We have worked with our Valley’s landowners, for over 25 years to protect and preserve the natural resources, beauty and uniqueness of our Valley. Our work focuses on protecting only the richest ecological and economically beneficial areas to create a network or natural land hubs and corridors.

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Green Forests Work

Green Forests Work (GFW) exists to re-establish healthy and productive forests on formerly mined lands in Appalachia. Reforestation is an investment in a region that has invested so much into the economic expansion of our country. It is a necessary and cost effective investment that benefits Appalachia and beyond.

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National Audubon Society

Audubon’s Mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. For more than a century, Audubon has built a legacy of conservation success by mobilizing the strength of its network of members, Chapters, Audubon Centers, state offices and dedicated professional staff to connect people with nature and the power to protect it.

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The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. It addresses the most urgent conservation challenges at the largest scale. Today, more of the natural world is at risk than ever before. So this work is crucial to keep vital habitats and unique species from being lost forever.

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NatureServe is a non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to provide the scientific basis for effective conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs are the leading source for information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems. NatureServe represents an international network of biological inventories-known as natural heritage programs or conservation data centers-operating in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy is one of the country’s oldest and most respected land trusts. SAHC works to protect the world’s oldest mountains for the benefit of present and future generations. The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy has helped ensure the protection of more than 63,000 acres throughout the region, from the Highlands of Roan to the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We invite all who care about the future of our southern Appalachian mountains to join the effort.

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Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has been enriching your relationship with the natural world since 1932 by conserving water, land and life, protecting the region’s natural places of exceptional value, helping to establish ten state parks, preserving Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece Fallingwater, planting and maintaining 135 gardens in 20 counties and partnering with grassroots organizations in Pennsylvania.

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The Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society's mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. We contribute to better protection, stewardship and restoration of our public lands, preserving our rich natural legacy for current and future generations. Since 1935, The Wilderness Society has led the effort to permanently protect nearly 110 million acres of wilderness in 44 states. We have been at the forefront of nearly every major public lands victory.

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Wildlife Management Institute

The Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) supports the wise use of wildlife, including regulated recreational hunting of designated populations. WMI endorses the proposition of game management, the concept of biological diversity, and principles of ecology. It recognizes that wildlife management must be a skillful blend of science and art in relation to dynamic human circumstances, values, and expectations. And the Wildlife Management Institute believes that wildlife not only reflects the continent's wealth but, in many respects, wildlife is that wealth.

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Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.

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Canaan Valley Institute (CVI)

Canaan Valley Institute (CVI) is driven by a mission to ensure the Appalachian region has healthy streams — a critical economic engine for rural communities. CVI’s approach for clean and healthy rivers creates positive results environmentally AND economically.

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The Orianne Society

The Orianne Society is a is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the conservation of imperiled snakes around the world. Our conservation efforts are modeled after our flagship program to restore and conserve the Eastern Indigo Snake. We work with a diverse group of partners using science to guide our on-the-ground conservation efforts for snakes and the ecosystems they inhabit. We are focused on outcomes and succeed through dedication and hard work.

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Western North Carolina Alliance

For 30 years, the Western North Carolina Alliance has been a trusted community partner, marshaling grassroots support to keep North Carolinian forests healthy, air and water clean, and communities vibrant.

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Tennessee River Basin Network

Tennessee River Basin Network aims to inspire and empower people to effectively steward the region's aquatic biodiversity. The Network is comprised of two Communities of Practice (Science & Management, Communication & Outreach) to promote engagement and collective learning. By bringing members of shared expertise and experience together regularly, partners are given the opportunity to help one another and share information and resources, thus enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of conservation efforts.

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Golden-Winged Warbler Working Group

The Golden-winged Warbler Working Group is responsible for implementing the Golden-winged Warbler Status Assessment and Conservation Plan

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Working Together for the New England Cottontail

Working Together for the New England Cottontail provides information for landowners, practitioners, and the public about the threatened New England Cottontail throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island.

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U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities

The Endowment is committed to keeping working forests as forests and advancing family-wage jobs in forest-rich rural communities. Through strategic and deliberate investment, the Endowment supports research and development in traditional forest product markets, ensuring that forests and forest-based economies grow and thrive.

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Defenders of Wildlife

Defenders works on the ground, in the courts, and on Capitol Hill to protect and restore imperiled wildlife across North America and around the world. Together, we can ensure a future for the wildlife and wild places we all love.

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Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation.

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