Research and Management

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

Past Successes

“What’s In Our Water” Groundwater Testing Project

Baseline Surface Water Monitoring in Otsego County

Zebra Mussel Monitoring 2009, 2010, 2011

How You Can Help Protect Our Local Environment

Donations provide the foundation for our work throughout Otsego County. By becoming a supporter of OCCA, you become a part of a unique countywide environmental organization whose mission is to protect local natural resources for the benefit of all. 


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