Thanks to generous support from the C.S. Mott Foundation and the Turner Foundation, CRK formed the Tri-State Conservation Coalition (TSCC) in 1999 to foster better cooperation and coordination among non-governmental conservation and recreation organizations in the ACF and ACT Basins. TSCC member organizations are committed to safeguarding the water quality, ecological, and recreational functions of the River Basins.
The Tri-State Conservation Coalition is working to protect and restore water quality, biodiversity, and recreation in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) and Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) River Basins.
Five Core Principles
The TSCC believes we can achieve a sustainable future for people, fish, and wildlife by meeting the following five core principles:
(1) Maintain ecologically healthy river flows essential for sustaining critical ecosystem services, including fisheries, habitat, biodiversity, groundwater recharge, filtration, and flood and drought mitigation.(2) Maximize water and energy conservation and efficiency first as the proven, cost-effective, and reliable means of meeting future water demand.(3) Minimize adverse impacts of interbasin transfers which often dewater and degrade one river basin in order to increase water supply and economic development in another basin.(4) Embrace adaptive management based on sound science and adequate monitoring and reporting.(5) Transparent and accessible decision-making to facilitate and diversify public participation.