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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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Conservation Planning Atlas serves as hub for regional conservation tools

Conservation Planning Atlas serves as hub for regional conservation tools

As both a clearinghouse for data from LCC projects and a complement to other conservation resources, the North Atlantic LCC's online data portal has evolved to become a hub for regional conservation tools.

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Regional landscape conservation design efforts take key next steps forward

Regional landscape conservation design efforts take key next steps forward

As partners in the Connecticut River Watershed Landscape Conservation Design Pilot test the final design product, representatives from the Northeast states begin the process of identifying Regional Conservation Opportunity Areas.

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Network funding awarded to projects that support integration among multiple LCCs

Network funding awarded to projects that support integration among multiple LCCs

A pair of LCC Network projects will provide adaptive science capacity for activities that both support and advance collaborative efforts among LCCs and existing partnerships.

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Study on Climate Change and Contaminants featured on Cape & Islands NPR

Study on Climate Change and Contaminants featured on Cape & Islands NPR

The lead author of a North Atlantic LCC-funded study discusses how climate change is interacting with environmental pollutants on WCAI's "Living Lab" with Heather Goldstone.

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iPlover app makes headlines in Greenwire, Cape Cod Times

iPlover app makes headlines in Greenwire, Cape Cod Times

A new smartphone application developed by U.S. Geological Survey for shorebird scientists is gaining attention as an innovative way to harness ecological data across the region.

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Aerial pictures tell a thousand words about potential impacts from sea level rise

Aerial pictures tell a thousand words about potential impacts from sea level rise

New report inventories the location, status, and condition of potential piping plover breeding grounds before Hurricane Sandy, providing a habitat baseline that will help resource managers anticipate future change.

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Tools developed by neighboring LCCs expand conservation possibilities in the Northeast region

Tools developed by neighboring LCCs expand conservation possibilities in the Northeast region

As LCCs increasingly collaborate to develop resources across boundaries, practitioners will benefit from tools that encompass broad geographic ranges. See a snapshot of three tools developed by the neighboring Appalachian and South Atlantic LCCs that can be used for action on the ground in the North Atlantic region.

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NOAA's Ellen Mecray sees room for more at LCC table

NOAA's Ellen Mecray sees room for more at LCC table

The Eastern Regional Climate Services Director for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration values the LCC for bringing regional fish and wildlife managers together in the same room, and hopes to see partners from others sectors invited to join the conversation.

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MARCO seeks proposals to advance priorities for climate change adaptation

MARCO seeks proposals to advance priorities for climate change adaptation

The deadline is June 12th to apply for funding from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) for projects that support advancement of shared Mid-Atlantic state priorities for climate change adaptation.

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