Reporting on activities and achievement for the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.
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.
Reporting on activities and achievement for the Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.
Reporting on activities and achievement for the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.
Reporting on activities and achievement for the Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.
This factsheet describes an innovative dataset developed by the GCPO LCC, which has been used to develop a spawning habitat model for alligator gar.
Dr. Jeff Lovich, USGS, Southwest Biological Science Center, will present a review of peer-reviewed published information on impacts from renewable energy development in the Desert Southwest on non-volant (non-flying) terrestrial and aquatic wildlife. Although there is little published available data to evaluate effects on non-flying species, some conclusions can be drawn from existing studies and similar analog activities (e.g., large scale oil and gas mining). Dr.
In 2012, LCC partner WWF Northern Great Plains Program unveiled a new Northern Plains Conservation Network interactive web map for the ecoregion, which reflects a regional assessment of conservation opportunities in the Northern Great Plains and allows users to better understand natural resources on their lands, as well as how threats like climate change and energy development may influence those resources now and into the future.
Building the Foundation for International Conservation Planning for the Prairie Pothole Ecosystem
Kevin Doherty, Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC project investigator, presents research that will support conservation planning for the prairie pothole ecosystem in the face of uncertain climatic conditions.
Partners: Prairie Pothole Joint Venture, Prairie Habitat Joint Venture, Northern Great Plains Joint Venture, NAWMP-NSST, USFWS-HAPET, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, PPPLCC.
In 2012, The Nature Conservancy published “Talking Big: Lessons Learned from a 9,000 Hectare Restoration in the Northern Tallgrass Prairie” in the online, peer reviewed journal Sustainability. The Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC provided support and and guidance to the larger project examining large-scale restoration and sustaining habitats and services under accelerating climate change conditions.
Climate scientists often develop models to predict how climate may change in an effort to inform other models that predict how these changes may impact conservation targets. However, these models are not often translated into information that is accessible and useful for land managers and conservation decision-makers.
In October 2012, conservation experts from the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative proposed priorities for science and collaboration to guide conservation research and future investments by the LCC and its partners.
Amy Symstad, USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, discusses research funded through the National Climate Predictions and Projections Pilot project. Her project aims to project future effects of land management, natural disturbance, and CO2 on woody encroachment in the northern Great Plains in a changing climate.
Tom Melius, Regional Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Terry Steinwand, Director of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, co-chair the Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative. They discuss why landscape conservation, a holistic approach to identifying science needs and conservation actions, is defining the future of how their and partner agencies are conducting business.
2013 Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative Draft Communications Plan
Updated: August 17, 2012
Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative Technical Committee members hear from Rick Sodja on a recently funded North Central Climate Science Center project that integrates climate and biological data into land management decision models to assess species and habitat vulnerability. This research specifically focuses on Greater Sage-Grouse and their habitats.
These documents provide the foundation for the LCC Coordinators Team, or LCT. The LCT was established to develop the necessary and appropriate levels of consistent communication, collaboration, and other unifying actions across the LCCs to ensure that the Network’s vision and mission are being fulfilled.
This one page fact sheet was developed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to provide a brief overview of LCCs and their purpose.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, along with the global conservation community, has recognized that the conservation challenges of the 21st century far exceed the responsibilities and footprint of any individual agency or program. The ecological effects of climate change and other anthropogenic stressors do not recognize geopolitical boundaries and, as such, demand a national geographic framework to provide structure for cross-jurisdictional and landscape-scale conservation strategies.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a long history of habitat conservation in the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) of the United States that has focused on migratory birds, particularly waterfowl. The ongoing acquisition program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System has conserved approximately 1.1 million hectares of critical breeding waterfowl habitat. Results of recent predicted future climate scenarios are being used to suggest that waterfowl conservation be shifted away from currently important areas in the western and central portions of the U.S.
Rex Johnson from the U.S. FIsh and Wildlife Service Habitat and Population Evaluation Team presents on conservation efficiency as a function of outcomes achieved and dollars expended.
The National Fish Habitat Partnership works to conserve fish habitat nationwide, leveraging federal, state, and private funding sources to achieve the greatest impact on fish populations through priority conservation projects. The national partnership implements the National Fish Habitat Action Plan and supports 18 regional grassroots partner organizations. These Fish Habitat Partnerships are the work units of the NFHP. For more information, visit http://www.fishhabitat.org/.
Tom Melius is Regional Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region and serves as the Steering Committee Co-Chair of the Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Terry Steinwand, Director of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, serves alongside Tom as Steering Committee Co-Chair. Melius and Steinwand discuss the mission and values of the Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and identify how this unique partnership is poised to address key stressors in the Plains and Prairie Potholes landscape.
Maureen Gallagher and Steve Krentz, project investigators for the Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative, are producing a GIS tool that will allow users to identify the habitat conditions of specific sections of streams and rivers and predict biological responses to changes in those habitat conditions. Gallagher and Krentz represent multiple Fish Habitat Partnerships across the Plains and Prairie Potholes landscape, and seek to identify how both anthropological and biological changes may impact aquatic ecosystems.
Carmen Thomson represents the National Park Service on the Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative technical committee. Thomson discusses the value of a landscape level approach to conservation and the benefits of research collaboration at a recent Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative workshop.
William Gascoigne with the U.S. Geological Survey is investigating the economic contribution of conserved habitat lands to the economy in the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) of the U.S. His research shines a light on the linkages between landscape conditions and conditions within surrounding rural communities; linkages that are not always that apparent. This research context has been relatively understudied in the natural resources field, but has emerged due to the current economic climate and competing land uses in the PPR.
Wayne Nelson-Stastny, coordinator for the Missouri River Natural Resources Committee, discussing how the Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative is connecting not only our perspectives of natural resources, but people as well.
This document provides an overview of progress and immediately limiting gaps in integrating science to support the mission of the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative.
Mike Olson, Plains & Prairie Potholes LCC
Dr. Dave Theobald, Colorado State University
Ulalia Woodside, Pacific Islands CCC
Dr. Bruce A. Stein, National Wildlife Federation
Scott Robinson, Southeastern Aquatic Resources Partnership