Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative
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The Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI) is a voluntary conservation initiative that enables the use of certain conservation programs with resources of eligible partners to provide financial and technical assistance to owners and operators of agricultural and nonindustrial private forest lands.
Learn more about Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative from the national CCPI web page.
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The purpose it to facilitate the recovery of the federally endangered Houston toad, improving water quality in Alum Creek, sequestering carbon through reforestation and sustainable forest management, and develop habitat-sensitive fire breaks for prescribed burning and minimizing the potential for catastrophic wildfire.
Partner: Environmental Defense
Area: Bastrop and Lee Counties
The purpose is to control invasive salt cedar, Russian olive, and eastern red cedar in riparian areas along the Canadian River to improve wildlife habitat, forage and water supply for livestock, and to improve water quality.
Partner: National Wild Turkey Federation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Area: Hutchinson, Roberts, Hemphill Counties
Canadian River-Cooperative CCPI Fact sheet (PDF; 216 Kb)
Mark Habiger, Assistant State Conservationist-Programs
Lori Ziehr, Financial Program Manager