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New tool addresses a big obstacle for overcoming aquatic barriers: Knowing where to start

New tool addresses a big obstacle for overcoming aquatic barriers: Knowing where to start

A new decision-support tool developed by The Nature Conservancy offers a comprehensive view of aquatic barriers across the Northeast region, and an ecological basis for prioritizing which ones to target first for the greatest conservation benefit.

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RCOA team wraps up review process for Version 1.0 of regional conservation design

RCOA team wraps up review process for Version 1.0 of regional conservation design

Following a months-long review process for Regional Conservation Opportunity Areas Version 1.0 -- including a webinar series to introduce test users to the first iteration of data and tool, and several briefings for partners -- the North Atlantic LCC is taking next steps to put the Northeast region landscape conservation design in the hands of practitioners.

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Meet Acting North Atlantic LCC Coordinator Mike Slattery

Meet Acting North Atlantic LCC Coordinator Mike Slattery

With the departure of Andrew Milliken for a new position with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lake Champlain Fisheries Resource Office, the Service's Chesapeake Bay Coordinator Mike Slattery has agreed to step in as Acting LCC Coordinator until the position is filled permanently. Mike’s role as a “conservation connector” in the Chesapeake Bay watershed will serve the LCC team well in a time of transition.

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Wildlife Management Institute highlights progress made in aquatic connectivity thanks to NAACC

Wildlife Management Institute highlights progress made in aquatic connectivity thanks to NAACC

In a little more than a year, the North Atlantic LCC-supported North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC) is helping partners across the region make significant headway in addressing barriers for aquatic organisms.

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White House recognizes FWS's Rick Bennett for climate leadership

White House recognizes FWS's Rick Bennett for climate leadership

The Northeast Region's regional scientist was named the 2016 GreenGov Presidential Awards Climate Champion for his leadership of the Department of the Interior’s Hurricane Sandy Response Team.

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North Atlantic LCC Coordinator Andrew Milliken says farewell

North Atlantic LCC Coordinator Andrew Milliken says farewell

As he prepares to transition to a new position with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Resources Office and Western New England Complex in October, Andrew Milliken reflects on milestones in his journey as the coordinator of the North Atlantic LCC.

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Comings, goings, and new beginnings for North Atlantic LCC staff

In addition to the departure of LCC Coordinator Andrew Milliken, we would like to acknowledge a number of other big transitions for the people who make up the LCC team, including Coastal Resilience Coordinator Megan Tyrrell’s acceptance of a new position with Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve starting in mid-October.

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North Atlantic LCC 2015 Annual Report

North Atlantic LCC 2015 Annual Report

In 2015, the LCC redoubled efforts to deliver science to decision makers. Our annual report highlights how this information is being used to address conservation needs across the region in the words of partners.

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What lies beneath lakes and ponds

What lies beneath lakes and ponds

The Nature Conservancy's new Northeast Lakes and Ponds Classification System will enable more effective conservation of aquatic ecosystems in the region.

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Adding depth to aquatic data in the Northeast Region

Adding depth to aquatic data in the Northeast Region

By providing a standard mapping classification for lakes and ponds, the Nature Conservancy's Northeast Lakes and Ponds Classification System will help ensure more effective conservation of aquatic ecosystems in the region.

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Collaborative unites partners to address aquatic connectivity across the Northeast

Collaborative unites partners to address aquatic connectivity across the Northeast

Launched in June, the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative is already helping strengthen efforts to restore aquatic connectivity across the region by supporting a network of partners with shared resources.

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Landscape conservation design projects advance goals outlined in national strategy for climate adaptation

Landscape conservation design projects advance goals outlined in national strategy for climate adaptation

The innovative landscape conservation efforts supported by the North Atlantic LCC are using the best available science to identify ecologically connected networks of resilient lands and waters, an approach recommended in the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy.

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Research findings inform decision-support tools to help brook trout stay cool in the face of warming climate

Research findings inform decision-support tools to help brook trout stay cool in the face of warming climate

Which headwater streams can continue to meet the needs of Eastern brook trout in the context of climate change? A new model will help decision makers identify prime habitat for cold-water dependent species based on predictions about climate change.

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National Academy of Sciences Releases Review of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

National Academy of Sciences Releases Review of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) releases its review of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, which concludes that a landscape approach is needed to meet the nation’s conservation challenges and that the LCCs provide a framework for addressing that need.

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Guide offers resources for states to integrate climate science into SWAP updates

Guide offers resources for states to integrate climate science into SWAP updates

A new report from The Northeast Climate Science Center outlines numerous processes, tools, and potential partnerships that can help state natural resource managers integrate climate science into the 10-year updates of wildlife actions plans, and includes several projects supported by the North Atlantic LCC.

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LCC Network releases updated interactive LCC map

LCC Network releases updated interactive LCC map

The revised map more accurately depicts the geographies of the 22 LCCs across the continent, including the North Atlantic LCC.

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North Atlantic/Gulf Coast LCC Coastal Resilience Research Associate Hired

North Atlantic/Gulf Coast LCC Coastal Resilience Research Associate, Emily Powell, Ph.D., will begin her position in mid-August. She will be seated in the SE Climate Science Center at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. See the coastal resiliency workspace for more information on her project.

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North Atlantic LCC Releases 2013 Highlights Report

North Atlantic LCC Releases 2013 Highlights Report

An overview of activities and projects demonstrating the growth of the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative partnership in 2013.

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iPlover featured in DOI's Newswave

iPlover featured in DOI's Newswave

A special edition of the Department of the Interior's quarterly newsletter on ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes activities highlights the work of LCCs, including the North Atlantic LCC-supported iPlover smartphone app.

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Community shapes conservation vision for the Susquehanna River

Community shapes conservation vision for the Susquehanna River

By considering social and ecological data in a new regional planning effort, the Chesapeake Conservancy is strengthening the long-term conservation outlook for the Susquehanna River watershed.

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