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Welcome to the Workspaces, an area where we support collaborative work for various communities. These communities range from working groups within our network, project groups, Communities of Practice or Species Specific groups with experts and concerned individuals working towards a common conservation goal related to a species or habitat.

These workspaces offer a platform to enhance workflow and facilitate efficient sharing of ideas, datasets, products, publications, and more with others who have similar interests or missions.

The workspaces bring together a diverse set of individuals and expertise to promote dialogue and coordination. If you have any questions, please reach out to the admin at info@landscapepartnership.org.

 

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You can join a workspace, request to create a new space, and browse through the workspaces below.

Forests & Grasslands Workspace

Forests & Grasslands Workspace

This space is reserved for the scientific community of practice (COP) with interests focused on forests and grasslands. All folders and content within this Work Space are private and can only be seen by registered members of the group. If you wish to participate in active discussions and information sharing, you can join this COP by clicking on the "Join a Group" button on the top right.

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Riparian Restoration Team

Riparian Restoration Team

Provision of shade via riparian restoration is a well-established management adaptation strategy to mitigate against temperature increases in streams. Effective use of this strategy depends upon accurately identifying vulnerable, unforested riparian areas in priority coldwater stream habitats. The RPCCR is a web-based tool currently under development which is designed to allow managers to rapidly identify these high-priority riparian restoration targets. The objective of this project is to complete development of the RPCCR, link it with the Appalachian LCC website, and integrate it with ongoing stream temperature monitoring and modeling efforts within the Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC) and participating Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.

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Aquatic Systems Workspace

Aquatic Systems Workspace

This space is reserved for the scientific community of practice (COP) with interests focused on Aquatic Systems, to include members of Fish Habitat Partnerships, fish Joint Ventures, other formal organizations with similar expertise (e.g. Trout Unlimited biologists, Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society) and additional non-member experts. All folders and content within this Work Space are private and can only be seen by registered members of the group. If you wish to participate in active discussions and information sharing, you can join this CoP by clicking on the "Join a Group" button on the top right.

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Terrestrial Systems Workspace

Terrestrial Systems Workspace

This space is reserved for the scientific community of practice (COP) with interests focused on Terrestrial Systems, to include members of the Appalachian Mountain and Central Hardwoods Joint Ventures, Partnerships for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, and others - although many individuals will also be interested in our Aquatics Systems COP. All folders and content within this Work Space are private and can only be seen by registered members of the group. If you wish to participate in active discussions and information sharing, you can join this COP by clicking on the "Join a Group" button on the top right.

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Bat Advisory Workspace

Bat Advisory Workspace

This space is reserved for the scientific community of practice (COP) with interests focused on bat conservation, to include members of Bat Conservation International, other formal organizations with similar expertise, and additional non-member experts. All folders and content within this Work Space are private and can only be seen by registered members of the group. If you wish to participate in active discussions and information sharing, you can join this COP by clicking on the "Join a Group" button on the top right.

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Birds Workspace

Birds Workspace

This space is reserved for the scientific community of practice (COP) with interests focused on conservation of birds and their habitats, to include members of Joint Ventures, other formal organizations with similar expertise (e.g. Audubon Society), and additional non-member experts. All folders and content within this Work Space are private and can only be seen by registered members of the group. If you wish to participate in active discussions and information sharing, you can join this COP by clicking on the "Join a Group" button on the top right.

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Caves, Karst & Minelands Workspace

Caves, Karst & Minelands Workspace

This space is reserved for the scientific community of practice (COP) with interests focused on caves, karst, and minelands. All folders and content within this Work Space are private and can only be seen by registered members of the group. If you wish to participate in active discussions and information sharing, you can join this COP by clicking on the "Join a Group" button on the top right.

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Human Dimensions (COP) Workspace

Human Dimensions (COP) Workspace

This space is reserved for the scientific community of practice (COP) with interests focused on human dimensions aspects of conservation, including ecosystem services, issues surrounding working lands and energy development, etc. All folders and content within this Work Space are private and can only be seen by registered members of the group. If you wish to participate in active discussions and information sharing, you can join this COP by clicking on the "Join a Group" button on the top right.

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Climate Change Workspace

Climate Change Workspace

This Work Space is reserved for the scientific community currently working on the Appalachian LCC regional Climate Vulnerability Project (see PROJECT tab above for more information). All folders and content within this Work Space are private and can only be seen by registered members of the group. Open membership will be reestablished in late-Spring. Please visit this area of the Portal again at that time and request Membership through the "Join a Group" button on the top right.

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Freshwater Mollusks

Freshwater Mollusks

This workspace was created to help facilitate collaboration and cooperation among all groups and individuals that are engaged in the conservation, the commercial use, and the study of freshwater mollusks, Appalachia’s most imperiled animals. All folders and content within this Work Space are private and can only be seen by registered members of the group. Membership in this workspace is open to anyone interested in freshwater mollusks who supports the stated purposes of this group, which are as follows: 1) Advocate conservation of freshwater molluscan resources, 2) Serve as a conduit for information about freshwater mollusks, 3) Promote science-based management of freshwater mollusks, and 4) Promote and facilitate education and awareness about freshwater mollusks and their function in freshwater ecosystems. If you wish to participate in active discussions and information sharing, you can join this COP by clicking on the "Join a Group" button on the top right.

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Aquatic Ecological Flows Team

Aquatic Ecological Flows Team

The emergence of hydraulic fracturing has led to the rapid expansion of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale deposit in portions of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Millions of gallons of water are needed per fracturing event and will likely put a substantial strain on regional surface and ground water supplies, as well as lead to changes in stream flow that may alter available habitat for freshwater biodiversity and other ecological processes in adjacent freshwater ecosystems. There is a great need for the development of region-wide flow policies to protect stream ecosystems and enhance long-term management of aquatic resources. To that end, this project will develop model(s) that predict ecological responses to flow alteration within the Marcellus Shale region of the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC).

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Climate Change Vulnerability Team

Climate Change Vulnerability Team

Future climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies will be dependent on the best available projections of how the regional climate will change and on estimates of the impacts those changes will have on the region’s natural and cultural resources. Thus understanding the vulnerability of various species and habitats within the Appalachian LCC to climate change is of critical importance. This project will compile climate change vulnerability assessments and other relevant information on vulnerable species and habitats, discern the various methodologies and criteria used in these assessments, and use a team of exert peer reviewers to recommend the most efficient, effective, and appropriate methods for adoption by the Appalachian LCC for conservation and adaptation planning. The recommended method will then be deployed, resulting in vulnerability assessments for a suite of key species/habitats selected in consultation with partners of the Appalachian LCC.

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Services available to a group:

  • Group Home Page
  • Group Email
  • Private News
  • Private Calendar
  • Forums
  • Private Folders
  • Public Folders
  • Webpage Editor
  • Collections