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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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NALCC-supported research published in Journal of Animal Ecology

NALCC-supported research published in Journal of Animal Ecology

How do changes in stream flow and temperature affect brook trout populations? Researchers addressed this question to get at a major challenge for ecologists: modeling how populations respond to environmental change.

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Momentum for collaborative conservation grows at gathering of regional conservation partnerships

Momentum for collaborative conservation grows at gathering of regional conservation partnerships

During an annual gathering of agencies, non-profits, land trusts and organizations involved in regional conservation, North Atlantic LCC staff and partners showcased projects that have fostered collaboration around shared conservation goals.

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Steering Committee strategizes for putting LCC science in hands of practitioners

Steering Committee strategizes for putting LCC science in hands of practitioners

Four years after their first meeting, members and partners of the North Atlantic LCC met to review progress, and discuss next steps for conservation design, science delivery and communications.

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Learn to use maps for strategic conservation

Learn to use maps for strategic conservation

How can the mapping platform Data Basin help you make more informed conservation decisions? The webinar series offered by the Conservation Biology Institute provides practical insight on using this platform for planning and analysis. Here are some upcoming offerings:

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As innovative landscape design takes shape, partners focus on next steps

As innovative landscape design takes shape, partners focus on next steps

Partners in the Connecticut River Watershed Landscape Conservation Design Pilot are thinking big picture even as they make detailed decisions about species and habitat goals for the watershed.

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Sizing up conservation planning

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.

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Key landscape design initiatives receive funding for next steps

Key landscape design initiatives receive funding for next steps

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"

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Looking for common language to integrate marine habitat data

Looking for common language to integrate marine habitat data

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.

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North Atlantic LCC workshop puts regional data in hands of state and local decision makers

North Atlantic LCC workshop puts regional data in hands of state and local decision makers

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.

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Equipped with new data, partners guide evolving approach to conservation based on species' use of landscape

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.

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