Our Environment.
Our Home.
OUR CHALLENGE.

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OCCA was founded by a group of concerned citizens and scientists in 1968 to help residents better manage their land based on sound scientific research.  This founding mission is still followed today by employing and engaging local scientists to help promote sound land management practices and research projects regarding Otsego County’s natural resources.

Current Projects

Invasive Species Management

SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station Internship Program

Citizen Science Stream Monitoring Program

Butternut Creek Watershed Assessment

Climate Resilience (coming soon!)

Past Successes

“What’s In Our Water” Groundwater Testing Project

Baseline Surface Water Monitoring in Otsego County

Zebra Mussel Monitoring 2009, 2010, 2011