RCP Stats

Coordinator: Kristen O'Brien & Laura Mattei, Sudbury Valley Trustees

Contact Info: kobrien@svtweb.org; lmattei@svtweb.org

Year started: 2009

Mission Statement:
“Council members work collaboratively on land management (stewardship) and land protection to achieve regional conservation success. The Council promotes sustainable forestry and agriculture, biodiversity protection, and local economies.  The Council recognizes the need to integrate people with the environment through education, extension and outreach in order to achieve our conservation goals.”

General Location: The WSCC is based in Metrowest Boston, including the 36 towns within the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord River watershed and neighboring towns

Acreage of Area Covered by Partnership: 434,259

Acres Conserved by Partnership: Not yet calculated

Number of Partners: 36

RCP Status: Maturing

Steps Taken in Forming Partnership:

  • Draft a vision, mission statement, goals, and/or objectives
  • Develop an RCP website; develop a strategic conservation map

Funding sources:

  • n/a - AmeriCorps members provide support

Website: https://www.svtweb.org/about/collaborations/wscc

 

RCP Activities

Specialties:

  • Cooperative Land Protection Projects
  • Deer Management
  • Landowner outreach/education (workshops)
  • Restoration
  • Mapping/conservation priorities
  • Stewardship

Current Activities:

  • Protecting agricultural lands
  • Cooperative land protection projects
  • Open field management
  • Sustainable forestry
  • Deer management
  • Habitat management and restoration
  • Land Protection/Acquisition
  • Information Sharing/Coordination
  • Strategic Planning/Mapping
  • Organizing a large multi-parcel land protection project

Previous Projects/Accomplishments:

  • Hosting some well-attended informational meetings and preparing watershed-wide land protection priority maps.