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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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Workshop offers perspective on Hurricane Sandy marsh resiliency projects at multiple scales

Workshop offers perspective on Hurricane Sandy marsh resiliency projects at multiple scales

At the end of the first year of Hurricane Sandy tidal marsh resiliency science projects, grantees met to exchange information and align efforts toward common goals for the next two years.

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Interior Secretary highlights LCCs in keynote to Large Landscape Conservation network

Interior Secretary highlights LCCs in keynote to Large Landscape Conservation network

At the National Workshop for Large Landscape Conservation, where North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative staff and partners showcased research and tools, Interior Secretary Jewell praised the role of LCCs in the “epic collaboration” needed for large landscape conservation.

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For Kevin Kalasz, the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative puts Delaware’s coastal issues in perspective

For Kevin Kalasz, the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative puts Delaware’s coastal issues in perspective

Delaware’s Biodiversity Program Manager says the North Atlantic LCC provides regional perspective on one of the largest conservation priorities in his coastal state: sea level rise. “It’s been a great opportunity to really work on coastal conservation, understand the impacts of sea level rise in the region, and see how it all fits together.”

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Regional partnership gathering paves way for collaborative opportunities

Regional partnership gathering paves way for collaborative opportunities

A bigger vision, a more diverse audience, a network-based approach to conservation. Just a few of the priorities that emerged during the Regional Conservation Partnerships Network Gathering in November, where North Atlantic LCC staff and partners offered insight on how to move forward on all fronts.

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Long Island Sound partners awarded grant to promote sustainable practices in agriculture and use LCC tools to prioritize actions

Long Island Sound partners awarded grant to promote sustainable practices in agriculture and use LCC tools to prioritize actions

With funding from a U.S. Department of Agriculture program, a project will use North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) tools to prioritize conservation actions related to agriculture.

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Permanent database grows for temporary wetlands

Permanent database grows for temporary wetlands

The Vernal Pool Data Cooperative has constructed a secure spatial database to store vernal pool locations in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Now in order to ensure that the database serves as a comprehensive resource, the team is calling for data submissions from cooperators across the region.

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Staying the course

Staying the course

In the New Year, the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative reflects on progress in developing science and tools to meet regional conservation goals, and looks ahead to the critical next step: Delivering the science to partners who can use it.

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North Atlantic LCC-funded research featured in story on CT wildlife

North Atlantic LCC-funded research featured in story on CT wildlife

A feature article focusing on updates to Connecticut's Wildlife Action Plan spotlights brook-trout modeling work by Ben Letcher at USGS.

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Meet the new Coastal Resilience Coordinator

Meet the new Coastal Resilience Coordinator

After six years spent managing a long-term ecosystem monitoring program for a 44,000-acre landscape along the Atlantic coast, Megan Tyrrell is well equipped for her new role with the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative.

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Project to showcase scenario planning for climate change, boreal forest and moose

Project to showcase scenario planning for climate change, boreal forest and moose

The first phase of a scenario-planning project for wildlife management in Northeast boreal forests is underway, and includes the launch a monthly newsletter.

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Northeast Regional Conservation Needs Grant Program invites proposals

Northeast Regional Conservation Needs Grant Program invites proposals

The deadline is March 1st to apply for funding under a program supporting landscape-scale regional wildlife conservation issues.

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Workshop explores climate change scenarios in the Adirondacks

Workshop explores climate change scenarios in the Adirondacks

A summary report from a two-day scenario development workshop in the Adirondacks explores the regional response to the threat of disruptive climate change.

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Connecticut River Watershed Pilot begins to visualize actions

Connecticut River Watershed Pilot begins to visualize actions

Featuring more than 100 data sets representing a suite of habitats, species, ecological processes, and environmental conditions across the Northeast, the North Atlantic LCC's Conservation Planning Atlas offers an invaluable conservation resource for regional partners. Now the Connecticut River Watershed Pilot's Core Team is putting this tool to use by creating and comparing maps to inform the project's Landscape Conservation Design process.

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North Atlantic LCC funds new coastal resiliency tools

North Atlantic LCC funds new coastal resiliency tools

With support from the NALCC, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) will deliver decision-making tools to help coastal communities prepare for future storms.

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