A recent article in the journal BioScience makes a case for the importance of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, and suggests ways LCCs can improve into the future. In particular, the paper references the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint as an example of the power of focusing on a mission of systematic conservation planning, saying "in retrospect, LCCs [...]
You can view the full press release on the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) website. As you may know, last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service asked the NAS to review the LCC program, at the request of Congress. Overall, the report notes that LCCs occupy a unique niche in the conservation community, addressing landscape [...]
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 [...]