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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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Shorebird science? There's an app for that

Shorebird science? There's an app for that

A new smartphone application developed by the U.S. Geological Survey as part of the LCC-facilitated beach resiliency projects is helping to coordinate data collection to better understand threats to piping plover and other beach-dependent species.

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Conservation Across Boundaries—An LCC Council Member's Perspective

Conservation Across Boundaries—An LCC Council Member's Perspective

The Trust for Public Land's Climate Program Director Jad Daley says the North Atlantic LCC is leading by example in the LCC Network.

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FWS invites proposals for White-Nose Syndrome small grants program

FWS invites proposals for White-Nose Syndrome small grants program

The deadline is June 13th to apply for funding from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to address research and communications needs for White-Nose Syndrome (WNS).

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USGS releases iPlover app for shorebird biologists

USGS releases iPlover app for shorebird biologists

A new smartphone application funded by the North Atlantic LCC will help coordinate data collection and improve management of piping plover throughout its Atlantic range.

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North Atlantic LCC 2014 Annual Report

North Atlantic LCC 2014 Annual Report

This report reviews the progress and accomplishments of the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) in 2014 and identifies major goals for 2015.

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North Atlantic LCC Science Delivery grantee featured in U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

North Atlantic LCC Science Delivery grantee featured in U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

A case study showcasing the Open Space Institute's project to empower conservation partnerships with access to climate data is featured in a national collection of resources for understanding and addressing climate issues that impact people and their communities.

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Study examines how climate change impacts contaminants and excess nutrients in the environment

Study examines how climate change impacts contaminants and excess nutrients in the environment

Rising temperatures, more intense storms, droughts, and sea level rise are changing the way contaminants and nutrients interact with the environment, and this may have serious consequences for ecosystems and organisms. How serious? In the Northeast, where some climate change predictions are worse than global averages, the severity is still largely unknown.

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Northeast Climate Science Center highlights Designing Sustainable Landscapes project

Northeast Climate Science Center highlights Designing Sustainable Landscapes project

The North Atlantic LCC's collaborative effort to identify priority conservation lands in the face of climate change is the subject of feature story.

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Wildlife Conservation Society invites proposals for Climate Adaptation Fund

Wildlife Conservation Society invites proposals for Climate Adaptation Fund

The deadline is April 15th to apply for funding to support innovative approaches to helping species and associated ecosystems adapt to changing climate conditions on the ground.

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New Study Looks at Future of Appalachian Energy Development

New Study Looks at Future of Appalachian Energy Development

Report and online mapping tool developed by the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative and The Nature Conservancy informs planning that helps protect natural resources while meeting domestic energy needs.

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USGS releases tools to inform coastal response to sea level rise

USGS releases tools to inform coastal response to sea level rise

Several new products related to landscape change, decision-support and structured decision making are now publicly available through the U.S. Geological Survey website.

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Large Landscape Conservation network releases workshop report

Large Landscape Conservation network releases workshop report

In a compelling summary of the first major conference on large landscape conservation in North America, the Large Landscape Conservation Practitioners' Network reflects on successes, objectives, and next steps to advance the frontiers of the field.

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The Nature Conservancy completes comprehensive assessment of coastal salt marsh advancement in Connecticut

The Nature Conservancy completes comprehensive assessment of coastal salt marsh advancement in Connecticut

With the completion of a Salt Marsh Advancement Zone Assessment for all 24 coastal municipalities, Connecticut is now the first state in the nation to have comprehensive, detailed, parcel-scale information to inform land-use and policy decisions in the face of climate change.

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Improving road-stream crossings for people and wildlife in wake of devastating storms

Improving road-stream crossings for people and wildlife in wake of devastating storms

Tropical Storm Irene and Hurricane Sandy had severe impacts across the Northeast, underscoring the need for a strategic approach to shore up road-stream crossings in anticipation of future floods, and to increase passage of fish and wildlife.

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