CPOP aims to provide the infrastructure to:

Link Entities – Engage partners, share information, brainstorm future actions.

Transfer Information – Expand expertise, reduce duplication, and improve methods.

Generate Incentives – Identify shared goals, generate a unified voice, and put focus on prairie-oak priorities throughout the range.

Why? To enable improved conservation outcomes by making it easier to find partners, utilize best management practices, and gain support.

Learn more here: CPOP Informational Flyer

CPOP Steering Committee Annual Goals

  • Develop a CPOP Conservation Business Plan/Strategy for prairie-oak habitats and species in western Cascadia. Complete draft by October 2015 for debut at CPOP conference.
  • Ensure sub-regional partnerships/groups and species-specific or topic-specific working groups have robust meetings that energize local partners, maintain productivity, and follow up on identified actions.
  • Identify top 5 research priorities that advance conservation action, promote collaboration, and can only be implemented at the ecoregional scale.

CPOP Community

The CPOP community is large and diverse.  Including people and entities from all sectors across the ecoregion, CPOP is made up of practitioners, policy makers, researchers, land owners, land managers and interested individuals. The following organizations are represented on the CPOP Steering Committee:

 

Institute for Applied Ecology
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Joint Base Lewis-McChord LogoU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service logoUniversity of Washington Logo
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife logoOregon Department of Fish and Wildlife logo
Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (GOERT)