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Volume 1 of 2013 Issue of Habitat Hotline Atlantic Now Available

Volume 1 of 2013 Issue of Habitat Hotline Atlantic Now Available

Habitat Hotline Atlantic provides information on the fish habitat related work that partners, such as the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, US Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA Fisheries, regional fishery management councils, and ocean planning organizations have been working on during the past year.

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LCC Network Announces National Council Members

LCC Network Announces National Council Members

The LCC National Council will work to provide national-level coordination to identify ecological and institutional challenges and successes across the network of 22 LCCs.

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Research Helps Address Climate Change Impacts

Climate Science Centers are awarding nearly $7 million to universities and other partners for research as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

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Climate Change Threatens North America's Freshwater Mussels -- USGS

Climate Change Threatens North America's Freshwater Mussels -- USGS

New research overseen by the U.S. Geological Survey shows that juvenile mussels have difficulty surviving in higher water temperatures that may happen more frequently in North America's rivers and lakes as the planet warms.

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NWF releases 3 new reports on Safeguarding Wildlife in an Era of Climate Change

NWF releases 3 new reports on Safeguarding Wildlife in an Era of Climate Change

Three reports by NWF summarize information on impacts to wildlife and their habitats in that state including the results of vulnerability and/or sensitivity assessments conducted as part of this project. These assessment are then used to identify management concerns and implications as well as, for New York, adaptation strategies for the state.

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New Report Reveals Continuing Coastal Wetlands Losses in U.S.

New Report Reveals Continuing Coastal Wetlands Losses in U.S.

The United States is losing wetlands in coastal watersheds at a significant rate, according to a new report released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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A Landscape-Scale Approach to Refuge Planning

A Landscape-Scale Approach to Refuge Planning

The report examines how Refuge System planning will address large-scale conservation challenges such as climate change, while maintaining the integrity of management and conservation delivery within refuge boundaries.

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NALCC Steering Committee Endorses Key Next Steps

NALCC Steering Committee Endorses Key Next Steps

Regional partners chart course for developing, integrating, delivering, and communicating science toward a common goal of sustainable landscapes.

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Interior Secretary Offers Vision for Conservation

Secretarial Order underscores LCC role and commitment to landscape-scale planning and design to conserve the Nation's land, water, wildlife and cultural resources in the face of climate change.

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Northeast Habitat Guides Completed for Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Northeast Habitat Guides Completed for Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Funded by the Regional Conservation Needs program, this project from The Nature Conservancy ensures understanding and widespread use of the Northeast Aquatic Habitat classification system by creating a printable web-based guide and GIS database.

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New LCC Team Articulates Strategy and Priorities for Science Delivery

New LCC Team Articulates Strategy and Priorities for Science Delivery

A new North Atlantic LCC Science Delivery team composed of representatives from federal agencies, state agencies, national NGOs, regional NGOs, and watershed groups is articulating priority needs for effectively delivering science.

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Interior Secretary Jewell Announces $162 Million for 45 Projects to Protect Atlantic Coast Communities from Future Storms

Interior Secretary Jewell Announces $162 Million for 45 Projects to Protect Atlantic Coast Communities from Future Storms

LCCs will play a key role in coordinating and delivering science to inform coastal restoration and resiliency efforts

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Interior Secretary Announces Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program

Interior Secretary Announces Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program

The Program will award more than $100 million in grants throughout the region affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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Sharing Science to Safeguard the Red Knot

Sharing Science to Safeguard the Red Knot

FWS proposes to list the highly migratory shorebird as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act due to declining food supply and habitat related to the combined effects of sea-level rise and development. LCC projects underway can help inform conservation and management strategies to protect the species.

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IPCC Releases Fifth Assessment Report; LCC Uses New Scenarios for Regional Assessments

IPCC Releases Fifth Assessment Report; LCC Uses New Scenarios for Regional Assessments

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report concludes human influence on climate change is clear and evident in most regions of the globe.

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Conservation Beyond Boundaries

Conservation Beyond Boundaries

States in the Northeast Region are working with the North Atlantic LCC to synthesize information and develop decision-support tools that will provide broader context for state and local conservation decisions and actions.

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Modeling Climate Change Impacts to Wildlife

Modeling Climate Change Impacts to Wildlife

A paper in the Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management presents an overview of the types of models available to forecast the impacts of climate change on processes affecting fish and wildlife habitat.

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Beyond Season's End

Beyond Season's End

A roundup of news about climate change impacts to fish and wildlife.

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Conserving Important Habitat for Amphibians and Other Wildlife

Conserving Important Habitat for Amphibians and Other Wildlife

North Atlantic LCC Request for Proposals (RFP) calls for grants to compile mapping of vernal pools across the North Atlantic Region.

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New LCC National Network Coordinator Selected

New LCC National Network Coordinator Selected

Dr. Elsa Haubold replaces Dr. Doug Austen, who served as national coordinator for 3 years.

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