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North Atlantic LCC works with states to identify Northeast conservation priorities

North Atlantic LCC works with states to identify Northeast conservation priorities

Rare habitat, contiguous landscapes, ecosystems threatened by development or climate change – at the fall meeting of the Northeast Fish and Wildlife Diversity Technical Committee in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y., participants discussed a variety of critical factors that could and should be used for determining Regional Conservation Opportunity Areas (RCOAs).

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Vernal-pool mapping workshop offers resources, and collaborators

Vernal-pool mapping workshop offers resources, and collaborators

The Mid-Atlantic Vernal Pool Mapping Workshop is a part of a regional effort to facilitate coordination in conserving critical habitat provided by temporary wetlands. Workshop participants will learn about existing vernal-pool mapping projects and resources, including a regional database of known and possible vernal pool locations available for viewing and download through the North Atlantic LCC Conservation Planning Atlas.

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Preparing for future storms in the wake of Hurricane Sandy

Preparing for future storms in the wake of Hurricane Sandy

Three North Atlantic LCC projects funded through Hurricane Sandy Department of the Interior Resiliency Funds are underway and developing the science to help LCC partners understand how to make streams, beaches and tidal marshes more resilient to future storms and sea level rise. Here are some quick updates on these projects along with a summary of expected products:

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Regional Conservation Partnerships explore landscape conservation design

Regional Conservation Partnerships explore landscape conservation design

A North Atlantic LCC workshop for Regional Conservation Partnerships (RCPs) - networks of conservation partnerships across New England and eastern New York - opened the door for increasing conservation design and delivery throughout the Northeast.

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Zoe Smith’s approach to conservation is grounded in community

Zoe Smith’s approach to conservation is grounded in community

The Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Adirondack Program says the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative gives her hope for large-scale landscape conservation. By bringing stakeholders together to find common ground, and delivering the science they need to achieve shared objectives, “The LCC has paved the way for large consortiums to understand what is possible.”

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Regional science efforts highlighted in national climate adaptation strategy progress report

Regional science efforts highlighted in national climate adaptation strategy progress report

Report includes several projects in the northeast and the Chesapeake Bay among 50 nationwide examples that illustrate a long-term vision for adaptive management in the face of climate change.

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LCC Announces Coastal Resiliency Coordinator Position

Will oversee Hurricane Sandy resiliency projects

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Restoring Aquatic Connectivity

Restoring Aquatic Connectivity

North Atlantic LCC Request for Proposals (RFP) addresses a priority science need to collaboratively restore aquatic connectivity while increasing resiliency for culverts and road stream crossings to future floods.

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Climate Change and Southern New England Forests

Climate Change and Southern New England Forests

Workshop hosted by the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science is September 24-25 in Amherst, MA.

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North Atlantic LCC Science in the Spotlight

North Atlantic LCC Science in the Spotlight

North Atlantic LCC Work Featured at Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference

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New Guide Helps Conservationists Address Uncertain Future

A new publication by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) aims to help natural resource managers plan for a variety of long-term threats to America’s wildlife and habitats.

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North Atlantic LCC expands key landscape conservation design efforts

North Atlantic LCC expands key landscape conservation design efforts

North Atlantic LCC Steering Committee approves $340,000 in funding to support additional phases of the Designing Sustainable Landscapes project led by University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Forecasting Changes in Aquatic Systems and Resilience of Aquatic Populations being led by U.S. Geological Survey.

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Update on the Connecticut River Watershed Pilot: Landscape Conservation Design in Action

Update on the Connecticut River Watershed Pilot: Landscape Conservation Design in Action

The North Atlantic LCC and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working with a group of partners to develop a landscape conservation design for the Connecticut River Watershed.

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Seed Banking for Resiliency

Seed Banking for Resiliency

A seed collection program to provide locally adapted plant material to restoration projects funded by the Sandy Supplemental Mitigation Fund and begin developing an Eastern Seeds of Success program.

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Taking Science To Ground

Taking Science To Ground

The North Atlantic LCC is investing in four science delivery projects that will serve as examples of applied landscape conservation science in the Northeast.

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A Window of Opportunity

A Window of Opportunity

The North Atlantic LCC and Northeast states have agreed to work together to develop a collaborative approach to map Northeast Regional Conservation Opportunity Areas

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A Blooming Relationship

A Blooming Relationship

Bill Brumback, Conservation Director from the New England Wildflower Society, is the newest member of the North Atlantic LCC partnership.

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Project Update: A Terrestrial Habitat Map of Atlantic Canada

Extending the Northeast Terrestrial Habitat Map across the border.

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New Guide Provides Conservation Guidance in a Changing Climate

New Guide Provides Conservation Guidance in a Changing Climate

Offers practical steps for achieving climate-smart conservation.

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Third National Climate Assessment Released

Third National Climate Assessment Released

The U.S. Global Change Research Program has released the Third National Climate Assessment, a comprehensive scientific report detailing climate change impacts across the United States.

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