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Partners reach fish passage milestone ahead of schedule in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

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.

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In New York, priorities for public safety and conservation converge at road-stream crossings

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.

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New study looks at ecological “tipping points” for coastal species to help manage for change

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.

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NFWF announces more than $12.6 million in grants from Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund

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.

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New conservation vision emphasizes vital roles for working lands and communities

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.

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Maryland Trout Unlimited earns Gold Trout for conservation work in Chesapeake Bay watershed

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).

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Experts outline framework to monitor projects that use nature-based features

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.

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Nature’s Network helps open new doors to climate corridors in Maine

Nature’s Network helps open new doors to climate corridors in Maine

More than 50 conservation practitioners working in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and maritime Canada attended a training at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve to learn how landscape scale datasets can help them protect and connect sites that are most likely to support biodiversity in the face of climate change.

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New report will help towns prioritize road-stream crossing upgrades in coastal watershed

New report will help towns prioritize road-stream crossing upgrades in coastal watershed

Partners including Mass Audubon and the Taunton River Watershed Alliance have released a report detailing findings from more than 500 road-stream crossing surveys conducted using North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC) data and protocols.

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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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