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Through an integrated program of information management, science delivery, and collaborative design, the North Atlantic LCC is supporting conservation actions at multiple scales across the region.
With renewed financial support from the North Atlantic LCC, two instrumental projects will forge ahead in developing and delivering sophisticated products to conservation partners on the ground: "Designing Sustainable Landscapes" and "Forecasting Changes in Aquatic Systems and Resilience of Aquatic Populations"
The final report and maps are available for a North Atlantic LCC funded project that tested how a national framework for classifying estuarine and marine environments holds up at multiple scales, addressing the need for consistent data to inform marine conservation in the Northeast.
Partners from across the Northeast took part in a two-day workshop to learn how to access, visualize, and apply regionally consistent data layers that can provide perspective on conservation decisions across multiple scales.
Equipped with new data, partners guide evolving approach to conservation based on species' use of landscape
Partners in the Connecticut River Watershed Pilot are advancing the frontiers of conservation by designing a plan to achieve shared conservation goals across the watershed and region.
Rare habitat, contiguous landscapes, ecosystems threatened by development or climate change – at the fall meeting of the Northeast Fish and Wildlife Diversity Technical Committee in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y., participants discussed a variety of critical factors that could and should be used for determining Regional Conservation Opportunity Areas (RCOAs).
The Mid-Atlantic Vernal Pool Mapping Workshop is a part of a regional effort to facilitate coordination in conserving critical habitat provided by temporary wetlands. Workshop participants will learn about existing vernal-pool mapping projects and resources, including a regional database of known and possible vernal pool locations available for viewing and download through the North Atlantic LCC Conservation Planning Atlas.
Three North Atlantic LCC projects funded through Hurricane Sandy Department of the Interior Resiliency Funds are underway and developing the science to help LCC partners understand how to make streams, beaches and tidal marshes more resilient to future storms and sea level rise. Here are some quick updates on these projects along with a summary of expected products:
A North Atlantic LCC workshop for Regional Conservation Partnerships (RCPs) - networks of conservation partnerships across New England and eastern New York - opened the door for increasing conservation design and delivery throughout the Northeast.
The Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Adirondack Program says the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative gives her hope for large-scale landscape conservation. By bringing stakeholders together to find common ground, and delivering the science they need to achieve shared objectives, “The LCC has paved the way for large consortiums to understand what is possible.”
Report includes several projects in the northeast and the Chesapeake Bay among 50 nationwide examples that illustrate a long-term vision for adaptive management in the face of climate change.
Will oversee Hurricane Sandy resiliency projects
North Atlantic LCC Request for Proposals (RFP) addresses a priority science need to collaboratively restore aquatic connectivity while increasing resiliency for culverts and road stream crossings to future floods.
Workshop hosted by the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science is September 24-25 in Amherst, MA.
North Atlantic LCC Work Featured at Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference
A new publication by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) aims to help natural resource managers plan for a variety of long-term threats to America’s wildlife and habitats.
North Atlantic LCC Steering Committee approves $340,000 in funding to support additional phases of the Designing Sustainable Landscapes project led by University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Forecasting Changes in Aquatic Systems and Resilience of Aquatic Populations being led by U.S. Geological Survey.
The North Atlantic LCC and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working with a group of partners to develop a landscape conservation design for the Connecticut River Watershed.
A seed collection program to provide locally adapted plant material to restoration projects funded by the Sandy Supplemental Mitigation Fund and begin developing an Eastern Seeds of Success program.
The North Atlantic LCC is investing in four science delivery projects that will serve as examples of applied landscape conservation science in the Northeast.