Middle Chesapeake Sentinel Landscape Partnership

The Middle Chesapeake Sentinel Landscape partnership (MCSL) is one of 10 Sentinel Landscape partnerships operating across the country. Developed jointly by the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Agriculture, and Department of the Interior, the Sentinel Landscapes program’s mission is to strengthen military readiness, conserve natural resources, bolster agricultural and forestry economies, and increase climate change readiness. JBO Conservation serves as the coordinator of the partnership, helping to bring together federal and state agencies, land trusts, and local governments to advance joint goals across portions of Southern Maryland, the Delmarva Peninsula, and the Northern Neck of Virginia. In the near-term, the partnership is working to increase land conservation and resiliency-focused restoration projects and explore opportunities to protect cultural resources and increase public access to conserved lands.