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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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Appalachian LCC Integrating Cultural Resources Research Webinar

Presentation by Dr. Tim Murtha of Penn State University on a collaborative research project sponsored by the National Park Service and the Appalachian LCC, which seeks to integrate cultural resources, such as historic bridges and Civil War Battlefields, into landscape conservation planning and design to emphasize both natural and cultural resources in defining conservation priorities.

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FY 2018 Brook Trout Conservation Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture are jointly requesting project proposals that are focused on Brook Trout conservation actions. Project applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on September 22, 2017.

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Land Trusts: Bringing Landscape-Scale Resources to Local Communities

Land Trusts: Bringing Landscape-Scale Resources to Local Communities

Work on a landscape scale can mean a number of things, but the main purpose is to create a network of people that share data and information, technology and tools, and lessons learned along the way to enhance conservation collaboration and make a greater impact on the landscape.

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CumberlandRiverBasin.org

The Cumberland River Compact and The Nature Conservancy of TN have launched two new resources to help partner's achieve their goals and connect basin professionals and residents with available resources.

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A National Experiment in Manager-Scientist Partnerships to Apply an Adaptation Framework

Forest managers across the U.S. are faced with implementing adaptation strategies in the face of severe droughts, wildfires, and other climate-related impacts.

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Online Screening of "One Stick at a Time

This film follows land managers in the Methow Valley, Washington for over a year, from forests to rivers, from fires to snowfall, from beaver capture to release as they try to come to grips with the impacts of climate change and the possible adaptation options right in front of them.

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NatureServe Enhances LandScope Chesapeake Conservation Tool with New Data and Content

NatureServe Enhances LandScope Chesapeake Conservation Tool with New Data and Content

With support from the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NALCC), NatureServe recently completed a project to expand LandScope Chesapeake, a web-based mapping platform designed to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

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Welcome Aboard: Greg Sheehan Appointed as FWS Deputy Director

Welcome Aboard: Greg Sheehan Appointed as FWS Deputy Director

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced on June 5 that Greg Sheehan, Director of Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources, has been appointed to serve as Deputy Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Synthesis of Appalachian Fire History Webinar

Join us for a presentation from Charles LaFon (Texas A&M University) on how fires shaped Appalachian forests before the fire exclusion era.

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Protected Areas Database of the United States Webinars

Would you like to find out about any park or protected area, anywhere in the U.S., all in one dataset that supports analysis, mapping, reporting or other needs? That's the vision for the Protected Areas Database of the United States

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Chesapeake Executive Council signs resolution in support of Bay Program partnership

Chesapeake Executive Council signs resolution in support of Bay Program partnership

Today, at the annual meeting of the Chesapeake Executive Council, representatives from the six Chesapeake Bay watershed states, the District of Columbia and the Chesapeake Bay Commission signed a resolution in support of the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership.

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AppLCC/USFS Landscape Dynamics Assessment Tool Workshop

The Appalachian LCC and the U.S. Forest Service wish to invite you to attend or nominate a representative to attend a 1-day hands-on roll-out of the Landscape Dynamics Assessment Tool.

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Wildlife refuge biologist in West Virginia honored for endangered mussel conservation

Wildlife refuge biologist in West Virginia honored for endangered mussel conservation

Patricia Morrison of Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge has been selected as a 2016 Recovery Champion for her leadership in recovering freshwater mussels like the purple cat’s paw pearlymussel and orange-foot pimpleback.

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AppLCC/USFS Landscape Dynamics Assessment Tool Workshop

The Appalachian LCC and the U.S. Forest Service wish to invite you to attend or nominate a representative to attend a 1-day hands-on roll-out of the Landscape Dynamics Assessment Tool.

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