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USDA Climate Hubs Tool Shed

Last year, the USDA Regional Climate Hubs released our first Hub-wide product, the Climate Hubs Tool Shed. The Tool Shed is an online, searchable database of tools (data-driven, interactive websites and mobile apps) that can assist land managers, land owners, and extension professionals in adapting working lands to the impacts of climate change. While many of the [...]

By |February 4th, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on USDA Climate Hubs Tool Shed

New PINEMAP tools help foresters plan for the future

The PINEMAP decision support system (DSS) is a map-based collection of climate and forest productivity web tools designed to provide region-wide information on likely future climate risks, opportunities, and impacts on southern pine at a watershed-scale. DSS tools transform output from PINEMAP research into a framework to allow professional foresters and clients to make informed [...]

By |December 17th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on New PINEMAP tools help foresters plan for the future

New report assesses the impacts of emerging threats on Gulf coast species and ecosystems

Contact: Christina Meister, christina_meister@fws.gov, (703) 358-2284 View/download the GCVA press release The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA), a comprehensive report that evaluates the effects of climate change, sea level rise and urbanization on four Gulf Coast ecosystems and 11 species that depend on them. The ecosystems are mangrove, [...]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on New report assesses the impacts of emerging threats on Gulf coast species and ecosystems

Announcing—the LCC Network Conservation Science Plan!

I am very pleased to share with you the new LCC Network Conservation Science Plan. It has truly been a collaborative process to develop this science plan that identifies common science and technical priorities and practices that transcend individual LCC geographies in support of landscapes capable of sustaining natural and cultural resources for current and [...]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Announcing—the LCC Network Conservation Science Plan!

Jekyll Island State Park Authority, Georgia, seeking research proposals to support native plant conservation

The Jekyll Island State Park Authority (JIA) is seeking proposals from highly-qualified applicants in response to the RFP available at the following link. Please consider and distribute to any prospects in your networks. http://www.jekyllisland.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/JIA-Research... The impetus for this research effort is concern on the part of the JIA that herbivory by abundant white-tailed deer may [...]

By |October 6th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Jekyll Island State Park Authority, Georgia, seeking research proposals to support native plant conservation

Save the date: North Florida Marine Science and Big Bend Science Joint Symposia

Please join us for the North Florida Marine Science and Big Bend Science Joint Symposia! When:  Thursday, January 28th-29th, 2016 Where:  Cedar Key Community Center, Cedar Key, Florida The North Florida Marine Science Symposium will be held in Cedar Key this year in conjunction with the Big Bend Science Symposium in celebration of the newly formed [...]

By |September 17th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Save the date: North Florida Marine Science and Big Bend Science Joint Symposia

Appalachian LCC 2014 Annual Report

 The Appalachian LCC has worked to define data and conservation science needs, invest in gathering foundational data and priority research, and build a coordinated network for those investments to pay off. Many of our funded research projects are now beginning to deliver important science information and tools to support landscape conservation for the valued natural [...]

By |September 1st, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Appalachian LCC 2014 Annual Report

Upcoming symposium on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy at the 69th Annual SEAFWA Conference

Mark your calendars - there will be a special symposium on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) at this year's Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA). This symposium will present recent progress and identify important next steps for key elements of this shared conservation adaptation strategy, including network of [...]

By |August 31st, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Upcoming symposium on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy at the 69th Annual SEAFWA Conference

RESTORE Council releases Draft Initial Funded Projects List–and it includes the Strategic Conservation Assessment Proposal!

Big news from the RESTORE Council: they released the Draft Initial Funded Priorities List (draft FPL) for public comment. Among the $140 million in projects selected is the ~$1.9 million "Strategic Assessment of Gulf Coast Landscapes" proposal that was submitted through the Department of Interior (DOI). LCCs figure prominently in the conservation design work outlined in [...]

By |August 18th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on RESTORE Council releases Draft Initial Funded Projects List–and it includes the Strategic Conservation Assessment Proposal!

Gulf Coast RESTORE Council issues its initial list of proposed projects for natural resource restoration

WASHINGTON – Aug 13, 2015 - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today commended the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council for issuing its initial list of proposed projects for meaningful and lasting natural resource restoration for Gulf Coast communities in the wake of the tragic Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The RESTORE Council today proposed using [...]

By |August 17th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Gulf Coast RESTORE Council issues its initial list of proposed projects for natural resource restoration