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Assessing Transportation Vulnerability and Ecological Disruption of Road-stream Crossings in the Deerfield River Watershed
Presentation by UMass Amherst Extension Associate Professor Scott Jackson on October 12, 2017
Partners reach fish passage milestone ahead of schedule in the Chesapeake Bay watershed
Progress report shows 1,126 new miles of stream were opened to fish passage in the basin between 2012 and 2016, surpassing the 1,000-mile goal set by partners.
North Atlantic LCC news September 2017
News digest for September 2017
North Atlantic LCC News August 2017
News digest for August 2017
In New York, priorities for public safety and conservation converge at road-stream crossings
Historic flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011 demonstrated the need to update bridges and culverts in New York for public safety and aquatic passage. Now partners across the state are using resources from the North Atlantic LCC-supported North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative to find opportunities to work together on updating road-stream crossings for the benefit of people, fish, and wildlife.
Science Seminar: “Risk of Failure” of road-stream crossings Oct 12, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Regional Office, Hadley, Mass.,
Learn about an innovative approach to prioritizing road-stream crossing upgrades based on transportation vulnerability and ecological disruption.
New study looks at ecological “tipping points” for coastal species to help manage for change
A new paper published by a team of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Ocean & Coastal Management synthesizes existing information on ecological thresholds related to environmental changes -- including sea-level rise and coastal storms -- for 45 species of coastal fish, wildlife, and plants selected because of their ecological, economic and cultural importance.
NFWF announces more than $12.6 million in grants from Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund
Funding will support initiatives in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to improve water quality, storm-water infrastructure, and aquatic habitat, including a project using protocols developed by the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative.
New conservation vision emphasizes vital roles for working lands and communities
A report released by Harvard Forest and Highstead Foundation outlines a vision for conservation in New England that focuses on the interdependent role that forests, farms, and communities play in shaping the landscape.
Regional perspective advances habitat goals for Chesapeake Bay watershed
Case study on Landscape Conservation Initiatives from 2016 Annual Report
Case Study: Habitat-Inventories
Case Study: Habitat Inventories
DSF Presents: The History of River Fisheries in the Flanders and Taunton Bay Watersheds Sep 20, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center 1776 Rt. 1 Sullivan, Maine,
Learn about the history of river fisheries in eastern Maine with Downeast Salmon Federation's Alewive Ambassador, Brett Ciccotelli. Brett will speak on the influence sea-run fish have had and continue to have on life in our communities, as well as the effect our communities have had on the fisheries. For more information, contact heather@mainesalmonrivers.org
DSF Presents : Maine's Arctic Char Sep 18, 2017 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM 13 Willow Street East Machias, Maine,
Join Downeast Salmon Federation and the Native Fish Coalition of Maine to learn about one of the rarest salmonids east of the Rocky Mountains, found only in Maine.
Maryland Trout Unlimited earns Gold Trout for conservation work in Chesapeake Bay watershed
Trout Unlimited has given its highest honor to the Maryland Chapter in large part for its collaborative efforts to advance Eastern brook trout conservation in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, including by completing 50 road-stream crossing assessments in the Upper Gunpowder using regional protocols developed by the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC).
Experts outline framework to monitor projects that use nature-based features
Partners from Mid Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) and the National Wildlife Federation (NFW) have released a report that presents findings from experts in the field of Natural and Nature-Based Features who convened to develop a regionally standardized and coordinated approach to monitoring the performance of these projects after implementation.
First genetically engineered salmon sold in Canada
US firm AquaBounty Technologies says that its farmed, transgenic salmon has hit the market after a 25-year wait.
River Herring: Open for Harvest! Sep 14, 2017 from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM Jeff’s Catering 15 Littlefield Way Brewer, ME 04412 ,
Join us for a day focused on river herring restoration work and other efforts to open river herring runs for harvest in Maine. Come hear about restoration success stories as well as past and current efforts to open harvest runs across the state.
NOAA Fisheries designate critical habitat for Atlantic sturgeon
The critical habitat designation will require federal agencies to consult NOAA Fisheries if they operate or fund activities that may affect designated critical habitat in more than 3,968 miles of important coastal river habitat from Maine to Florida. Atlantic sturgeon was listed under the Endangered Species Act in 2012 and is comprised of the threatened Gulf of Maine distinct population segment and the endangered New York Bight, Chesapeake Bay, Carolina, and South Atlantic distinct population segments.
NOAA Fisheries announces 2018 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant competition is underway
NOAA Fisheries is pleased to announce that the 2018 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant competition is currently open. This year's solicitation consists of two separate submission processes. All interested applicants must submit a 2 page Pre-Proposal to the Federal Funding Opportunity posted at www.Grants.gov under FFO# NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2018-2005332. Applicants must submit a complete and timely pre-proposal and meet all requirements to submit a full proposal. Applicants interested in submitting a full application after the pre-proposal review process must submit the full application also through www.grants.gov under the same FFO # listed above.
NOAA Funding Opportunity: FY 2018 Species Recovery Grants to Tribes
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) recognizes the unique importance of many protected species to tribes and values ongoing efforts by tribal nations to conserve and protect species under NMFS' jurisdiction. NMFS is authorized to provide Federal assistance to tribes to support conservation programs for marine and anadromous species under its jurisdiction. This assistance, provided in the form of grants, can be used to support conservation of endangered, threatened, and candidate or proposed species, as well as post-delisting monitoring of recovered species.

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