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Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices Online Training

The popular Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices training will be available as an online, seven-week course for natural resource professionals working in New England and New York. Participants will use the Adaptation Workbook to create their own adaptation plans.

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American Fisheries Society Newsletter

The AFS recently put out their newsletter for the month of October. See what the headlines are over at the American Fisheries Society...

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Fall/Winter Invasive Plant Training Sessions

Please join the Blue Ridge PRISM to learn how to identify and manage invasive plant species during the fall and winter seasons. Training will consist of classroom and field portions and will emphasize management practices to implement during the fall and winter.

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Fall/Winter Invasive Plant Training Sessions

Please join the Blue Ridge PRISM to learn how to identify and manage invasive plant species during the fall and winter seasons. Training will consist of classroom and field portions and will emphasize management practices to implement during the fall and winter.

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Fall/Winter Invasive Plant Training Sessions

Please join the Blue Ridge PRISM to learn how to identify and manage invasive plant species during the fall and winter seasons. Training will consist of classroom and field portions and will emphasize management practices to implement during the fall and winter.

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TN & KY Managers - AppLCC NatureScape Training

Find here information on the upcoming meeting with AppLCC staff and TN & KY Managers. Date: September 26th Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm Location: Land Between the Lakes - Administration Building, 100 Van Morgan Drive, Golden Pond, KY

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Recovery: Farm Bill Provides Hope for the Cerulean Warbler

Recovery: Farm Bill Provides Hope for the Cerulean Warbler

With funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) available from the Farm Bill’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (a partnership of state and federal agencies and NGOs including The Nature Conservancy) is helping private land owners restore cerulean habitat. Check out the original article at the Nature Conservancy's Cool Green Science blog: https://blog.nature.org/science/2017/08/15/recovery-farm-bill-provides-hope-for-the-cerulean-warbler/

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region Updates Federal Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region has recently published their quarterly update to the Federal Endangered Species Act. ESA Update #22 includes recovery planning and implementation methods, new Habitat Conservation Plans, information on reclassification, and other changes to the ESA.

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New Article on the Influence of Arsenic and Sulfate on Freshwater Mussel Gene Expression

Results of the work on gene expression in mussels exposed to coal-related toxic substances has reached the literature.

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The Soft Things - article from Oxford American

Find here a beautiful article on freshwater mussels written by Holly Haworth

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Central Appalachians FLN Annual Workshop

Mark your calendars for our 2017 workshop and stay tuned for more information about lodging, registration and topics to follow soon.

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“Report Card” to Assess Current Conditions, Ecological Health of Natural Resources in Tennessee River Basin

The Appalachian LCC is supporting researchers from the University of Maryland in developing an assessment of ecological health, or a “Report Card”, for the Tennessee River Basin.

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Workshops Introduce New Way to Evaluate Changes to Benefits of Nature

Workshops Introduce New Way to Evaluate Changes to Benefits of Nature

The Appalachian LCC and the U.S. Forest Service held its initial workshops introducing a new way of evaluating ecosystem change and resilience via the Landscape Dynamics Assessment Tool (LanDAT).

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Integrating Cultural Resources into Regional Conservation Planning

Integrating Cultural Resources into Regional Conservation Planning

A collaborative research project sponsored by the Appalachian LCC, the National Park Service, and Penn State University (PSU) is integrating cultural resources, such as historic bridges and Civil War Battlefields, into landscape conservation planning and design.

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Land Trusts are Vital Links for Regional Conservation Planning and Management

Land Trusts are Vital Links for Regional Conservation Planning and Management

On April 24, Executive Director Rick Huffines of the Tennessee River Gorge Trust spearheaded a workshop among his network of partners focused on Appalachian LCC science and tools to enhance planning and management in the Gorge.

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Appalachian Conservation Heroes Retiring

This year we say goodbye to a number of individuals who were instrumental in the development and growth of landscape conservation in the Appalachians.

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New Conservation Fellow Joins LCC Team

Our second Conservation Fellow, Dr. Madeline (Maddie) Brown, will be coming on board in the summer of 2017 and stationed at Penn State University under the direction of Dr. Tim Murtha and jointly supported by the Appalachian LCC and National Park Service.

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Saying Goodbye to a Central Component of the LCC Team: Communications Coordinator Moves onto New Opportunity at University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Saying Goodbye to a Central Component of the LCC Team: Communications Coordinator Moves onto New Opportunity at University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Appalachian LCC Communications Coordinator Matthew Cimitile will be departing the LCC team after five years for a job opportunity with the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg as their communications and marketing manager/officer.

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Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership FY 2018 Call for Project Proposals

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) anticipates receiving appropriations in FY 2018 to support the Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership (ORBFHP) and its efforts to complete on-the-ground, aquatic habitat protection, restoration, and enhancement projects.

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