Reporting on activities and achievement for the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2013.
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 Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2013.
This provides a summary of the 9 projects selected for funding in response to the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks' Request for Proposals issued in 2013.
The capacity for evaporative heat dissipation has been largely overlooked in consideration of future species' distributions, but varies greatly across terrestrial vertebrate taxa and will have a critical influence on species persistence in many environments.
This document describes the major activities the Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative (Western Alaska LCC) will undertake during the federal fiscal years (FY) of 2014 and 2015 (FY14 and FY15), summarizing their rationale and key components. The FY spans from October 1st to September 30th of each year. For context, we begin with an overview of the Western Alaska LCC’s activities from inception (2010) to date.
The Grasslands - Landscape Conservation Design approach outlined in this report is centered on a set of actions and principles that will help resource agencies and stakeholders work collaboratively to identify Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GPLCC) landscape goals and management objectives, threats to shared resources, science priorities and conservation opportunities.
Rick Nelson provides a summary of the steering committee meeting, Jeff Stoner outlines a potential energy concept project and requests comments and feedback from the team. Larry Gigliotti discussed the human dimensions proposal topic alongside Megan Cross. Johann Walker presents progress on land-use change proposal, and Ashley Spratt provides an update on communications activities including the Midwest landscape conservation communications network, DOI Banking on Nature roll-out, and annual report development.
This document answers those burning questions that people often ask about the LCC network.
Currently, two REAs have been completed within the Deset LCC boundary (Sonoran and Mojave Basin and Range). REAs covering Madrean Archipelago and Chihuahuan Desert ecoregions were started in FY12. REA are landscape assessments that look across an ecoregion to gain an understanding of ecological conditions and trends; natural and human influences; and opportunities for resource conservation, restoration, and development. They seek to identify important resource values and patterns of environmental change that may not be evident when managing smaller, local land areas.
Scenario Planning from Construction of Narratives to Evaluation of Options
Anne discusses her involvement in the Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC).
Technical Committee webinar with special focus on prioritization of human dimensions/habitat loss projects, discussion on upcoming steering committee meeting, Web site development and online workspace/LCC communications.
The Nature Conservancy and hosted by the Southern Rockies LCC.
Presented on Thursday August 15th at 11:00 a.m. to noon (MT)
The Southern Rockies LCC (SRLCC) funded The Nature Conservancy to complete a comprehensive vulnerability assessment identifying species and ecosystems most at risk from climate change. The assessment included a set of habitat adaptation strategies for priority species, such as the Gunnison sage-grouse. As a final product, local demonstration projects were designed and installed.
Shifting temperature and precipitation trends coupled with changing agricultural practices have the potential to influence water quality across broad geographies, from America’s cornbelt to the farming communities of the Great Lakes. Researchers with U.S. Geological Survey, a strong partner in landscape conservation efforts, have recognized the overwhelming volume of scientific research that pinpoints some of the interactions among climate change, agriculture and water quality across communities where farming is a strong social, economic and cultural influence.
The GNLCC Science Plan builds off the Governance Charter and Strategic Conservation Framework. The Science Plan explains and instructs how to apply the Conservation Framework and achieve landscape goals through an adaptive management approach by describing:
Kevin Doherty (FWS) discusses a project that a number of LCC's and JV's are collaborating on entitled "Development of an Automated Process to Identify Conservation Critical Land-use Change with High Resolution Satellite Imagery". This project will develop methods, software and IT infrastructure designed to enable all of us to effectively utilize the NextView commercial high-resolution satellite imagery available to federal agencies via cooperative agreement with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).
Lisa McCauley and Mike Anteau with U.S. Geological Survey discuss ongoing research on the interactions of consolidation drainage and climate on water-level dynamics, wetland productivity, and waterbirds. Supported by the Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative, the research aims to identify how changes in water availability in the prairie pothole region has impacted species like the piping plover, and the overall ecological integrity of this important Midwest natural resource.
In partnership with State and Tribal agencies, the Obama Administration today released the Nation’s first strategy to help public and private decision makers address the impacts that climate change is having on natural resources and the people and economies that depend on them. The National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy provides a unified approach—reflecting shared principles and science-based practices—for reducing the negative impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife, plants, and the natural systems upon which they depend.
Presented by the Conservation Biology Institute and hosted by the Southern Rockies LCC. This project is funded in part by the SRLCC.
This study researches and produces tools to understand the conditions that make soils vulnerable to drought and how this affects vegetation cover, and especially trees. Maps of climate-sensitive soils can be used to make management decisions on where to focus conservation and restoration resources and where the landscape is likely to be more resilient to the effects of climate change.
In July of 2012, the NWB LCC Steering Committee met in Fairbanks, AK with a focus on Prioritization of Biological and Cultural Resources
Conserving and Restoring Fens and Other Groundwater-Dependent Ecosystems in the Northern Prairies, presented by Phil Gerla, The Nature Conservancy
This document provides the foundation for the LCC Science Coordinators Team, or LSCT. The LSCT was established to strengthen the scientific foundations of the LCCs and the LCC Network in pursuit of landscapes capable of sustaining natural and cultural resources for current and future generations.
The University of Florida, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and National Park Service are working in partnership to develop methods and tools that will allow natural resource managers to examine potential effects of climate change on species’ geographic ranges in the context of ecosystem and landscape planning.
Climate change is one of the greatest threats to maintaining wildlife populations and overall biodiversity. Wildlife biologists need to be addressing this threat both in policy arenas as well as in on-the-ground management activities. An example is provided of how climate change was incorporated into a revision of South Dakota's Wildlife Action Plan. The Action Plan has a primary focus on an ecosystem-based approach designed to provide representation of the state's native ecosystems described and mapped as specific plant communities.
A group of over 150 invited researchers and managers representing a diverse cross-section of expertise and affiliations were assembled to identify the science information needs of Appalachia in order to effectively address the conservation challenges and opportunities across the landscape. The resulting comprehensive cataloguing or “Science Needs Portfolio” was developed to serve as a guiding framework, critical to help facilitate and support conservation planning, delivery, and applied research as well as monitoring efforts across the Appalachian LCC.
The purpose of this strategic conservation framework is to articulate the rationale, approach, and priorities for the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) that reflects the unique geography and regional natural resource issues. The information presented in this document is summarized from background research on existing landscape initiatives (place-, issue-, or species-based) and other regionally summarized ecological and landscape information relevant to the Great Northern geography.
World Wildlife Fund's Anne Schrag presents a tool developed to assist with landscape level planning. The Northern Plains Conservation Network (NPCN) interactive web map is a repository for shared spatial data that represents the collective priorities of the group of organizations that are a part of NPCN. These data include the distribution of priority species, demographic data and data on threats to the ecoregion, including energy development and climate change.
Reporting on activities and achievement for the Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.
Reporting on activities and achievement for the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.
Reporting on activities and achievement for the Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.
Reporting on activities and achievement for the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.
Reporting on activities and achievement for the Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.
Reporting on activities and achievement for the Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.
Reporting on activities and achievement for the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.
Reporting on activities and achievement for the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.
Reporting on activities and achievement for the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.
Reporting on activities and achievement for the Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.
Reporting on activities and achievement for the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.
Reporting on activities and achievement for the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.
Reporting on activities and achievement for the Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.
Reporting on activities and achievement for the Pacific Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.