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Connect the Connecticut makes the case for conservation in Eightmile River watershed

Connect the Connecticut makes the case for conservation in Eightmile River watershed

Audubon Connecticut used data from the landscape conservation design to help justify funding a project as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ In Lieu Fee program, established to support mitigation projects in the state to enhance and preserve aquatic habitats.

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New tool helps put potential black duck conservation projects in a row

New tool helps put potential black duck conservation projects in a row

Developed collaboratively by the Atlantic Coast Joint Venture, Ducks Unlimited, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with support from the North Atlantic LCC, the Black Duck Decision Support Tool is helping conservation partners align opportunities and funding for conservation on private land with priority habitat for black duck.

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Partners identify resources for landowners in the path of marsh migration

Partners identify resources for landowners in the path of marsh migration

With support from Hurricane Sandy funding, Delaware is developing outreach strategies to help concentrate efforts and funding around hot spots for marsh migration to minimize impacts on coastal communities and agricultural producers.

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Partners launch ‘Nature’s Network’ to guide conservation from Maine to Virginia

Partners launch ‘Nature’s Network’ to guide conservation from Maine to Virginia

The North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) brought together partners from 13 states to develop a regional conservation design that can help communities work with nature to sustain wildlife and people throughout the Northeast.

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Habitat inventories offer new perspective on North Carolina’s coast

Habitat inventories offer new perspective on North Carolina’s coast

A feature story in Coastal Review Online -- a news service covering the North Carolina coastline -- highlights a recently completed project to inventory modifications to beach and tidal inlet habitats from Maine to North Carolina that is providing new information to managers in the coastal zone.

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After years long "Envisioning" process, partners release comprehensive vision for Susquehanna River

After years long "Envisioning" process, partners release comprehensive vision for Susquehanna River

The Chesapeake Conservancy has released a vision document for conservation in the Susquehanna River watershed that synthesizes input from an in-depth community engagement campaign, identifies recommendations for addressing shared conservation priorities, and responds to a need for better data and tools.

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North Atlantic LCC Annual Report highlights conservation in action

North Atlantic LCC Annual Report highlights conservation in action

Our 2016 Annual Report highlights progress in priority areas identified by our partnership -- Aquatic Connectivity, Coastal and Community Resilience, At-Risk Species, Landscape Conservation Initiatives, and Science Delivery -- through stories showing how people are using data and tools to advance their work in conservation.

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Maine leads effort to streamline aquatic conservation with regional database

Maine leads effort to streamline aquatic conservation with regional database

Shared database gives partners in Maine a central repository for stream temperature data and new opportunities to use that information to identify management and restoration priorities.

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Middle Rockies Rapid Ecoregional Assessment (REA) Final Results Webinar

Last year the BLM initiated “Rapid Ecoregional Assessments (REAs)” to improve the understanding of the existing condition of these landscapes, and how conditions may be altered by ongoing environmental changes and land use demands.

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Bay Barometer shows measured progress in the Chesapeake

Bay Barometer shows measured progress in the Chesapeake

The Chesapeake Bay Program has released the latest report on ecosystem health and restoration in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

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New resource empowers communities in New York to protect natural assets

New resource empowers communities in New York to protect natural assets

The Wildlife Conservation Society Adirondack Program has developed a new gallery on Data Basin that provides access to the best available information in the region on locally occurring natural resources in the Empire State.

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NPS releases Coastal Adaptation Strategies Handbook

NPS releases Coastal Adaptation Strategies Handbook

A new National Park Service report co-edited by North Atlantic LCC Steering Committee member Amanda Babson summarizes the current state of climate adaptation in national parks, and identifies resources and approaches to help plan for and adapt to climate change in coastal areas.

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Canadian partners make headway on classification system to guide freshwater conservation

Canadian partners make headway on classification system to guide freshwater conservation

A project to extend the Northeast aquatic habitat map across the Canadian border is fostering momentum for freshwater conservation among stakeholders working at different scales toward shared goals.

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Meet the new Coastal Resilience Coordinator

Meet the new Coastal Resilience Coordinator

Coastal geologist Bart Wilson comes to the North Atlantic LCC fresh off the experience of managing the restoration of a 4,000-acre salt marsh at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware with funding from Hurricane Sandy.

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Gathering provides rallying cry for collaborative conservation, and a showcase for tools that can support a shared vision

Gathering provides rallying cry for collaborative conservation, and a showcase for tools that can support a shared vision

The annual Regional Conservation Partnerships (RCP) Gathering brought diverse conservation practitioners together to learn, share, and be inspired. Keynote speaker Chief Jason Weller of the Natural Resources Conservation Service praised attendees for their leadership in collaborative conservation.

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Research on iPlover published in PLOS ONE

Research on iPlover published in PLOS ONE

Paper describes the testing, application, and efficacy of a smartphone application designed to collect data on piping plover habitat to feed into predictive models.

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Steering Committee looks ahead through lens of regional design

Steering Committee looks ahead through lens of regional design

At the fall meeting in Lakeville, Conn., Steering Committee members were introduced to the first version of a regional landscape conservation design, and discussed next steps for putting the products into the hands of people in their organizations who can use them.

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Staying Connected Initiative featured on public radio

Staying Connected Initiative featured on public radio

Vermont Public Radio highlights partnership effort to determine how wildlife interact with roads and other forms of development, and to preserve the most important linkages between key habitat areas.

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Partnerships of scale: Symposium highlights need for collaboration in landscape conservation

Partnerships of scale: Symposium highlights need for collaboration in landscape conservation

Regional, national, and international thought leaders and practitioners discussed "scaling up in conservation" in concept, and in practice, during a day-long symposium, in which Steering Committee member Amanda Babson shared how the North Atlantic LCC supports collaborative conservation.

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New resource helps communities harness climate data for planning

New resource helps communities harness climate data for planning

The Open Space Institute's "Conserving Nature in a Changing Climate" guide puts climate science in the hands of small groups who can have a big conservation impact. Read about a pioneering conservation partnership that is already using climate science to inform long-term planning in Massachusetts.

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