OCCA works with partner organizations in many ways to accomplish mutual goals and maximize available funds. We have two sister organizations that we routinely partner with to help promote conservation, environmental advocacy, outreach and education. In addition, OCCA and the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station have partnered since 1970 to protect Otsego Lake and its watershed. Below is a description of our sister organizations and the biological field station as well as a list of other current partners.
Otsego Land Trust conserves our natural heritage of woodlands, farmlands, and waters that sustain rural communities, promote public health, support wildlife diversity and inspire the human spirit. Otsego Land Trust’s core values are based in our dedication to protect healthy lands and clean waters now and for future generations. They are convictions deeply held by our board and staff and practiced in our conservation efforts. OCCA routinely partners with OLT in education and outreach efforts.
Otsego 2000 is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1981 to protect the environmental, agricultural, scenic, cultural and historic resources of the Otsego Lake region and northern Otsego County. Otsego 2000 advances their mission through informed advocacy, public education, innovative projects, economic alternatives, and strategic campaigns. OCCA partners with Otsego 2000 on environmental advocacy, policy and planning initiatives.
SUNY-Oneonta Biological Field Station
The Biological Field Station (BFS) is a facility of the State University College at Oneonta consisting of 2,600 acres with 12 major buildings that house laboratories, classrooms, conference spaces, offices and equipment for research support. OCCA has been partnering with the BFS since 1970 and we currently currently support intern research to help implement the Otsego Lake Management Plan.