Resources

LCCs have produced a wealth of informational documents, reports, fact sheets, webinars and more to help support resource managers in designing and delivering conservation at landscape scales.

These layers show land ownership and status of all Canadian and U.S. lands that fall within the boundaries of the Great Northern Landscae Conservation Cooperative.  Layers were compiled from various sources, each with it's own metadata reference file.

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GNLCC Jurisdictions Wall Map

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The Heart of the Rockies Conservation Atlas is delivering the latest science in climate change adaptation and habitat connectivity to our land trust partners to help identify and validate selection of future conservation targets. Our Science Coordinator is curating a collection of connectivity and climate data at a scale that is useful to on-the-ground practitioners. He is working with university and agency partners to identify, screen, and procure the data. 

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The GNLCC Connectivity Prioritization Pilot Project has been a two stage project designed to address Goal 2 of the four strategic goals of the GNLCC: Conserve a permeable landscape with connectivity across aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, including species movement, genetic connectivity, migration, dispersal, life history, and biophysical processes. In this project, connectivity is being examined in light of the landscape stressor of existing and potential future land uses.

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5 Regional Data Richness Wall Maps

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Focal connectivity areas of the Ecological Connectivity Project.  Project details can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/gnecoconnectivity/.



 

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This data atlas was created as part of the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) Ecological Connectivity Project.

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Patch importance provides a measure of how large, intact, and connected a “patch” of habitat is for each biome type. More “intact” patches are depicted using a more saturated (darker) color, whereas less intact have lighter, less saturated colors.

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Transboundary Region Reference Map

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Interest in using environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling to monitor aquatic species is exploding. This technique makes it possible to conduct rapid and cost-effective broad-scale species assessment and monitoring, particularly when informed by robust species distribution models. Here, we provide preliminary results from an effort to identify habitats occupied by juvenile bull trout in all 4th-code basins constituting their historical U.S. range.

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GNLCC Reference Wall Map

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The Great Northern LCC Steering Committee met in Waterton in May 2014 and selected connectivity as a priority shared landscape objective and decided to support this Ecological Connectivity Prioritization Pilot Project. Connectivity is the second of the GNLCC's four strategic goals: Conserve a permeable landscape with connectivity across aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, including species movement, genetic connectivity, migration, dispersal, life history, and biophysical processes.

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The ease, efficiency, and sensitivity of environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling of species in aquatic environments is leading to an explosion in its use across North America. In this presentation, we describe eDNA sampling technology and share first year field results from the ongoing range-wide, eDNA-based inventory of bull trout in the northwestern U.S. during which ~3,000 sites were sampled by dozens of partner agencies.

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In May 2014, the GNLCC Steering Committee approved a pilot project to coordinate science-based management across the GNLCC on the connectivity goal. The SC allocated a total of $190k over 3 years. In the third year of the GNLCC Connectivity Project, with $75k support, work towards fulfilling the connectivity goal of the GNLCC fell into the following categories:

 

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USGS Greater Sage Grouse National Research Strategy | Sage Steppe Partner Forum Wiki

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Forecasting sagebrush ecosystem components and greater sage grouse habitat

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Introduction to the Sage Steppe Partner Forum Wiki

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Maximizing Minimums: Mapping basic requirements for greater sage-grouse

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This website provides Sage Steppe Partner Forum members forum information and a workspace for members to collaborate and contribute (ideas, news, project information, files, etc.) Features Include:

  • Partner contact information data entry
  • Contact information listings
  • News and update distribution
  • Date/time tracking
  • Document distribution
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Sage-grouse habitat and post-wildfire restoration in the Great Basin

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Sagebrush responses to shifting climate and fire disturbances

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Assessing land use practices in sagebrush and grassland ecosystems

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In recognition of the need to conserve a healthy sagebrush ecosystem to provide for the long-term conservation of its inhabitants, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has made updates to the Conservation Efforts Database (CED), to serve as a tool designed to capture the unprecedented conservation efforts occurring within this ecosystem, not only for its most famous resident, the greater sage-grouse but for the other species that rely on sagebrush for all or part of its life.
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Web map available for public access and consumption.

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The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation are a diverse people from many areas. We are the Kah-miltpah, Oche- Chotes, Palouse, Wenatchapam, Klickitat, Pesquose, See-ap-Cat, Yakama, Klinquit, Shyiks, Sk’in-pah, Kow-was-say-ee, Li-ay-was, and Wish-ham. Our tribes are strong and resilient people. We have lived on these lands for countless generations, from time immemorial. We will continue to flourish on our homelands for countless generations to come.

 

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The ability of landscapes to impede species’ movement or gene flow may be quantified by resistance models. These models form the basis of many connectivity analyses such as designing linkage networks, predicting impacts of future landscape change, and siting mitigation projects. Because empirical data is often unavailable or difficult to acquire, many resistance models are parameterized by expert opinion. Importantly, there has been little exploration of how expert parameterization of resistance models affects their ability to predict rates of movement and gene flow.

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Washington Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Working Group (WHCWG). 2012. Washington Connected Landscapes Project: Analysis of the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion. Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Department of Transportation, Olympia, WA.

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Washington Connectivity: Columbia Basin Final Connectivity MapPackages and/or ESRI Service Definition Files

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The Rocky Mountain Partner forum is one of four Partner Forums located in the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) geography.  The GNLCC brings together managers and stakeholders from around this vast, 300 million-acre landscape to share information and work on mutual priorities. More information about the GNLCC can be found here.



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In this newsletter for the Great Northern LCC Rocky Mountain Partner Forum (RMPF), we're sharing updates on two regional projects: one focused on climate adaptation and cold water systems and the other investigating and facilitating landscape connectivity.  There are also two upcoming meetings and ways to share your work with the Partner Forum!



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The Rocky Mountain Partner Forum is one of four Partner Forums located in the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) geography.  The GNLCC brings together managers and stakeholders from around this vast, 300 million-acre landscape to share information and work on mutual priorities. More information about the GNLCC can be found here.



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Spring has come to the Rockies and with it some recent meetings of collaboratives that are moving landscape conservation forward in the region.  In this installment of the Great Northern LLC Rocky Mountain Partner Forum newsletter we have updates on some recent collaborative meetings and the work they are planning for the future. 

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The Rocky Mountain Partner forum is one of four Partner Forums located in the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) geography.  The GNLCC brings together managers and stakeholders from around this vast, 300 million-acre landscape to share information and work on mutual priorities. More information about the GNLCC can be found here.



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While winter is nearing its end, conservation efforts of our partners across the Rocky Mountain landscape of the Great Northern LCC are pushing forward. With major shifts in national policy, our local efforts are more important than ever.



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We wanted to notify the Rocky Mountain Partner Forum members that a revision has been made to this report. Please reference this version going forward. 



As a reminder, this report was a collaborative effort by the Wildlife Conservation Society, EcoAdapt, and The Center for Large Landscape Conservation. Authors Regan Nelson, Molly Cross, Lara Hansen and Gary Tabor worked with U.S. Forest Service managers at the Custer Gallatin National Forest to tailor the framework for decisions about native salmonid conservation. 


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As always, a variety of excellent work is being carried out across the Rocky Mountain landscape and we want to highlight some upcoming events, current projects, and relevant resources for Rocky Mountain Partner Forum members.

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Columbia Plateau Phase 2 Focal Species Layer Packs (ESRI GIS Layerfiles) v10.1

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Frequently Asked Questions About Climate Projections - Amy Daniels

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