The Upper Susquehanna Conservation Alliance (USCA) is an alliance of agencies, organizations, academic institutions, and individuals who are working collaboratively to conduct green infrastructure planning, implement restoration and maintenance of high quality waters and habitats, protect and restore species of greatest conservation need, reduce impacts of flooding, and promote sustainable working landscapes for the people of the watershed.
In 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), New York Field Office led the establishment of the USCA to promote landscape level conservation in the New York portion of the Susquehanna River/Chesapeake Bay watershed. This effort has resulted in 50 organizations and 176 members working together in this portion of the watershed. For the past 5 years, the Service has sponsored annual meetings in order to strengthen partnerships, share funding opportunities, and work collaboratively on conservation projects.
Through self-directed work groups, the USCA encourages the sharing of resources and ideas in order to develop a more united vision and to focus future actions on specific areas of need. These teams target alliance priorities, combining ideas and assets to address key concerns in a timely manner. To learn more about the work groups that target these focal areas, follow the links in the right sidebar.