Projects By Product: Training, Outreach, or Workshop

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives use a collaborative approach to identify landscape scale conservation solutions. LCCs work across jurisdictional and political boundaries to work with partners to: meet unfilled conservation needs, develop decision support tools, share data and knowledge, and facilitate and foster partnerships.

As part of a shared science strategy, LCCs coordinate closely with the National Climate Change and Wildlife Center and the eight regional Climate Science Centers.

The primary objective of this project is to develop a short synthesis report assessing 11 habitats, using a variety of ecological indicators.

The EPiC / Urban Conservation Core Team is a small group of volunteers that provides leadership and direction for the EPiC / Urban Conservation Technical Advisory Group.

Monarch butterfly habitat—including milkweed host plants and nectar food sources—has declined drastically throughout most of the United States.

The Floodplain Forest Workshop that was held in Dubuque on September 15-17, 2015. The agenda included presentations and discussions regarding floodplain forest issues ranging from system level influences to floodplain forest threats to site level management.

Native Nations face unique challenges related to climate change, many of which are detailed in recent reports as part of the U.S. National Climate Assessment (Bennett et al. 2014; Hiza Redsteer et al.

The Desert LCC will provide the 50% of the Federal component of funds, and the work designed will support the science objectives for the Desert LCC and its partners as well as provide needed improvements to the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) in the Lower Colorado River Region, and beyond.

There are few resources that provide managers cross-scale information for planning climate adaptation strategies for species and taxa at risk. Appropriate allocation of resources requires an understanding of mechanisms influencing a species’ risk to global change. Dr.

In June 2015, the Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) granted $80,000 to the City of St.

Grasslands are among the most threatened ecosystems on the planet (Hoekstra et al 2004). Recently, the bird conservation and grasslands communities have united around a forward looking approach to conservation planning. To accomplish this the following information is needed:

This multi-LCC project is designed to evaluate delivery of existing courses offered through the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) as “pilots” to enhance expertise needed within the regional context of LCC and Climate Science Center (CSC) communities.

Monarch butterfly and other pollinators are in trouble. Monarch butterfly habitat— including milkweed host plants and nectar food sources—has declined drastically throughout most of the United States.

Storm tides can influence salinity concentrations of ponds on Kigigak Island, which can affect the breeding population of Spectacled Eider found there. This project will expand instrumentation currently collecting data related to pond water levels and salinities, and tidal dynamics.

This project supports the development of a key for identifying non-natives plant species, which will be incorporated into a mobile application for identifying and reporting invasive plant species in Alaska.

Mid-winter icing events have the potential to lead to population declines of caribou due to restricted access to forage.

Many areas of western Alaska lack snowpack and snow condition data, including the prime winter range for the Western Arctic Caribou Herd.

This project will produce an existing land cover/dominate specie(s) map at 30m resolution for the entire Western Alaska LCC region.

This project supports invasive plant surveys in Bristol Bay communities.

This project evaluates the connections between climate change impacts and health in 3 Bristol Bay communities: Nondalton, a lake community, Levelock, a river community, and Pilot Point, a coastal community.

This project will support data collection in the Bering Sea from a Triaxys oceanographic wave buoy to supplement existing stationary sensors.

This project will result in a complete, mean high water, digital shoreline for coastal Western Alaska stretching from Cape Prince of Wales to Cape Espenberg.

This endeavor establishes an iterative process to produce the first comprehensive climate assessment of the Pacific Islands region, resulting both in a stand-alone report and the content of the Pacific Islands regional chapter for the 2013 National Climate Assessment.

The primary objective of this project is to bring together Hawaii's climate change scientists, Molokai's traditional fishpond managers, and other natural resource managers to share scientific and cultural knowledge and work together as a team to identify adaptive management strategies f

This project will build a Geographic Information System (GIS) database for the Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC comprised of1) wetland abundance, 2) land cover, 3) primary productivity, and 4) wetness.

Twelve expert focus groups will be convened for comprehensive, cross-disciplinary discussions on climate change effects and adaptation strategies in marine/coastal and freshwater ecosystems across the North Pacific LCC landscape. Challenges and science or tool gaps will also be discussed.

This project will implement climate-smart restoration planning and practices for forest landscapes in the Rogue Basin.

This project will apply the results of an on-going climate change vulnerability assessment to the management of two complex landscapes: the Willamette Basin and British Columbia Protected Areas.

This project continues the work previously funded by the NPLCC, Climate Adaptation Planning for British Columbia Provincial Parks: A guide to conducting a rapid assessment of climate impacts on park management objectives.

The Cascadia Parner Forum fosters a network of natural resource practitioners working with the NPLCC and GNLCC to guild the adaptive capacity of the landscape and species living within it.

The Cascadia Partner Forum fosters a network of natural resource practitioners working with the Great Northern and North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperatives to build the adaptive capacity of the landscape and species living within it.

Create conceptual models of environmental and community health indicators in reference to climate forecasts. Sensitivity of species and habitats to climate will be cross-walked with recently developed Coast Salish community health indicators (e.g.

Conduct workshops with natural and cultural resource managers within the NPLCC to assess desired attributes of a new information discovery, access, and management platform

Workshops with natural resource managers focusing on strategic priorities of Implimentatin Plan. Builds on previous NWF work and literature reviews.

This project will create a targeted and easily understandable guide to tools that support landscape-level planning in the face of climate change. The guide will build on previous NPLCC research on decision support needs with an emphasis on tools currently in use in the region.

A sea level rise vulnerability assessment has been completed for the shorelines of San Juan County Washington.

This project will apply sound science to development of best management practices in the preparation of coast redwoods for climate change at a workshop and related field trip involving multiple partners and others.

This project will apply sound science to development of best management practices in the preparation of coast redwoods for climate change at a workshop and related field trip involving multiple partners and others.

This project will provide a comprehensive synthesis of beaver recolonization science and techniques for successful reintroduction or population expansion through a thorough, in-depth, coordinated review of all North American beaver-related information, including identification of research gaps an

The Quartz Valley Indian Reservation will partner with tribes, federal agencies and higher education institutions in the Klamath Basin on a tribal youth intern program for the summer of 2014.

This project will complete a tribally-based climate change vulnerability assessment t and adaptation plan for Eulachon that spawn in the Chilkoot and Chilkat rivers near Haines, Alaska.

In-person workshops will be conducted to bring the results from the USGS Program on Coastal Ecosystems Response to Climate Change's study on projected climate change effects on coastal environments (funded by NPLCC and NW CSC) to managers in their communities.

This project will look at how climate change has altered hydrologic systems, Pacific salmon habitat, and survival of salmon in the Nooksack River watershed. It will develop an adaptation plan that can be adopted and integrated into management plans.

This project will translate existing hydroclimatic data into metrics used for water crossing design and replacement. Objectives for this project are to develop guidelines which account for effects of climate change on current WDFW water crossing design.

Through a stakeholder-driven process, the project team is developing a multi-criteria decision support tool to allow resource managers to visualize and manipulate information on aquatic habitats and threats to prioritize areas for conservation action.

This project brings together the major partners involved in road-stream crossings to assess river and stream continuity and set priorities for restoring connectivity, and reducing flood damage to road crossings, within the North Atlantic region.

Vernal pools are small, temporary bodies of water that can serve as critical habitat for frogs, salamanders, reptiles, invertebrates, and other species.

The Conservancy and its partners will use the landscape science products created through the North Atlantic LCC to identify and prioritize locations and methods that would best address the regional and local conservation needs identified by these communities.

The Highstead Foundation will work with partners to deliver, disseminate, and communicate North Atlantic LCC science products to help advance the knowledge base, strategic conservation planning, and on-the-ground conservation success of regional conservation partnerships (RCPs).

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) will facilitate integration of regional science through local land-use decision-making to enhance stewardship of North Atlantic LCC conservation priorities.

Open Space Institute's (OSI) will disseminate knowledge and tools across the northeast U.S. and the Canadian Maritimes necessary to advance the application of NA LCC data sets for land conservation.