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Partners in Maine search for cold water with shared regional database
The LCC-supported SHEDS database is helping partners identify sweet spots for species like Atlantic salmon that depend on cold water and define Maine's natural heritage.
Search Party
Feature story on Maine Stream Temperature Working Group in Fall 2017 issue of FWS News
For Regional Conservation Partnerships, Nature’s Network offers new perspective on familiar places
At the annual Regional Conservation Partnerships (RCPs) Gathering hosted by the Highstead Foundation in Nashua, N.H., practitioners had the opportunity to learn how thinking big can support local conservation during a session on Nature’s Network, in which panelists shared examples of how different partners working at multiple scales are using regional data to refine strategic conservation planning.
Final March 2017 Meeting Notes
Final version of comprehensive meeting notes from the 21-23 March 2017 Northeast Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator's meeting in Amherst, MA.
New tool will help conservation planners strategize around development risks
Developed by the Designing Sustainable Landscapes (DSL) project team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the new Sprawl model simulates development 70 years into the future for the Northeast region. Sprawl is just one component of the suite of models developed by DSL to assess ecological value across the region and predict how the landscape changes that have been incorporated into the Nature’s Network conservation design.
Science Seminar: A regional model for urban growth Dec 14, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Regional Office large auditorium, and online,
Learn about the new probability of development model for the Northeast region and how it can inform conservation and planning.
Planting of Atlantic salmon eggs in Kennebec River starting to pay dividends; over the past four years, more wild adult salmon are returning to the hatching grounds.
salmon recovery, egg planting, Kennebec River
NPS seeks applicants for climate adaptation workshop series
An upcoming workshop series offers opportunities for National Park Service managers and partners to effectively incorporate climate adaptation approaches into collaborative projects. Coordinated by NPS Coastal Landscape Adaptation Coordinator Amanda Babson, who is a member of the North Atlantic LCC Steering Committee, the Northeast Region Climate Adaptation and Communication Workshop Series is open to practitioners involved in natural and cultural resource conservation. The application deadline is December 7th.
Applications for Nature's Network in Maine Dec 06, 2017 from 08:30 AM to 12:30 PM Brunswick, Me. ,
Learn how data and tools from Nature's Network can be used to support goals for protecting Maine's natural resources at a workshop hosted by the FWS Gulf of Maine Program Office and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Postponed: Atlantic Salmon Recovery Framework Meeting for the Merrymeeting Bay SHRU Dec 12, 2017 from 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM Chewonki Camp - 485 Chewonki Neck Road, Wiscasset, ME,
Atlantic Salmon Recovery Framework Meeting for the Merrymeeting Bay SHRU
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Identification of potential beach-nesting bird habitat to be set aside in municipal beach management plans
Brooke Maslo. Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Selecting umbrella species for conservation: A test of habitat models and niche overlap for beach-nesting birds
Maslo et al.
North Atlantic LCC News October 2017
News digest for October 2017
New report provides regional perspective on the conservation status of plants
In response to a need for better information about the location and status of rare and endemic plant species in the North Atlantic region, a team of botanists led by NatureServe conducted a broad-scale conservation assessment for vascular plants that occur from Virginia to Maritime Canada.
Rare Plant Prioritization List
Anne Frances, NatureServe
Public Meeting on FERC Relicensing of the Union River Dams Oct 25, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM The Beech Hill School, 105 Otis Rd. Otis, ME 04605 ,
Graham Lake Public Forum
Prioritization and Conservation Status of Rare Plants in the North Atlantic
Anne Frances, NatureServe
Science Seminar: Prioritizing plant species for conservation Nov 07, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Regional Office large auditorium, and online,
Learn about a new resource that identifies vascular plants of conservation concern for the North Atlantic region.
Science directs partners toward a sustainable future for the Great Marsh
Conservation in Action case study on the Hydro-MEM Model for Plum Island Estuary

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