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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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Vermont announces regional commitment to conserve forests across borders in face of climate change

Vermont announces regional commitment to conserve forests across borders in face of climate change

A new resolution to conserve major multi-state and provincial forests and waterways points to existing partnerships like the North Atlantic LCC that sustain intact, connected natural landscapes in the region.

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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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