Albemarle-Pamlico Conservation and Communities Collaborative


Elizabeth City State University is a member of the Albemarle-Pamlico Conservation and Communities Collaborative (AP3C) and has been hosting bi-annual meetings on campus.

The AP3C's mission is to develop approaches that integrate economic and ecological resilience for the region; recognize the challenges presented by economic and social distress, climate change, population change, and increasing risks to public health; and implement collaborative, sustainable solutions for regional well-being.

The participating organizations and agencies recognize the following goals of the AP3C:

  • Develop a shared vision of the region's future, based on natural resource analyses, changing land use and development patterns and the projected long-term impacts of the region's challenges.
  • Market the shared vision within the regional community at large and to local, state and federal entities and to non-traditional partners.
  • Undertake conservation measures based on the vision for the future by targeting both regulatory and incentive programs that address these challenges by improving the management of private and public lands.
  • Promote economic and community development opportunities compatible with the shared vision through community collaborations

In addition to Elizabeth City State University, other AP3C partners include: Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Program, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Environmental Defense, National Audubon Society, North Carolina Coastal Federation, North Carolina Coastal Land Trust, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, North Carolina Division of Water Resources, Nature Conservancy (North Carolina Chapter), United State Forest Service-GAP, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service - Roanoke Refuge.