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Service Partners with Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and George Mason University to Foster Conservation Leadership

Service Partners with Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and George Mason University to Foster Conservation Leadership

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), and George Mason University (Mason) have created a partnership to foster professional training, career development and youth education for a new generation of conservation professionals.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Proposals from States  for Annual Endangered Species Grants

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Proposals from States for Annual Endangered Species Grants

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking proposals from states and U.S. territories interested in obtaining federal financial assistance to acquire land or conduct planning efforts for endangered species conservation.

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Lock Haven, Nature Conservancy Protect 5,200 Acres in Conservation Effort

Lock Haven, Nature Conservancy Protect 5,200 Acres in Conservation Effort

Lock Haven City Authority, as a partner in The Nature Conservancy’s Working Woodlands Program, agrees to forever protect and sustainably manage its forest and freshwater resources.

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Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar Series

Discussion on Federal Landscape Conservation Initiatives with overviews from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Department of Defense.

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Northeast Climate Science Center Fall Colloquium: Translating Climate Science for Resource Managers

What stakeholders need to know about the relationships between water resources and climate change.

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Northeast Region Representative Species Workshop

The Northeast Region is holding six workshops around the region to provide feedback on the Service’s new draft technical guidance for selecting surrogate species.

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Appalachian LCC Chair David Whitehurst Receives Southeast's Most Prestigious Conservation Award

Appalachian LCC Chair David Whitehurst Receives Southeast's Most Prestigious Conservation Award

David Whitehurst, Chair of the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) Steering Committee and Director of the Bureau of Wildlife Resources at the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF), received the Clarence W. Watson Award for his tremendous, sustained service to resource conservation.

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Interior Secretary Announces Funding for 2012 CSC Research

Interior Secretary Announces Funding for 2012 CSC Research

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced funding of more than $10 million awarded by Interior's regional Climate Science Centers to universities or other partners for research to guide managers of parks, refuges and other resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change.

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Designing Sustainable Landscapes Workshop

The purpose of this project is to assess the capability of current and potential future landscapes in the North Atlantic LCC geographic area to provide integral ecosystems and suitable habitat for wildlife, and provide guidance for strategic habitat conservation decisions.

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Designing Sustainable Landscapes Workshop

The purpose of this project is to assess the capability of current and potential future landscapes in the North Atlantic LCC geographic area to provide integral ecosystems and suitable habitat for wildlife, and provide guidance for strategic habitat conservation decisions.

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DOI Invited Nominations for NCCWSC & CSC Federal Advisory Committee

Intent to create a Federal Advisory Committee for the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and DOI Climate Science Centers

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USFWS Climate Change Update - October

Climate Change Update provides information and news related to the Service's strategic response to accelerating climate change.

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Appalachian LCC Launches New Community Web Portal

Appalachian LCC Launches New Community Web Portal

Our new Content Management System (CMS) will provide up-to-date news and information to members, partners, and the general public about the Appalachian LCC’s work, ongoing projects, new products, and publications.

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USDA and Interior Reach Historic Agreement to Support Voluntary Wildlife Conservation Efforts on Working Agricultural Lands

USDA and Interior Reach Historic Agreement to Support Voluntary Wildlife Conservation Efforts on Working Agricultural Lands

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Dan Ashe today announced an agreement that will provide long-term regulatory predictability for up to 30 years to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners participating in NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) Initiative.

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Wind energy company requests Endangered Species Act permit for W.Va. project

Wind energy company requests Endangered Species Act permit for W.Va. project

Beech Ridge Energy has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for an incidental take permit addressing impacts to endangered bats at the company’s wind energy project in Greenbrier and Nicholas counties, West Virginia.

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Ecological Forestry Workshop for US Fish & Wildlife Service

This is an extremely valuable workshop for anyone in any Service program working with forest conservation issues, especially involving Threatened and Endangered and migratory bird species.

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39th Annual Natural Areas Conference

Join conservation professionals from around the country in Norfolk, Virginia, for the 2012 Natural Areas Conference: Keeping Natural Areas Relevant and Resilient.

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Demonstration of the Habitat Climate Change Vulnerability Index (HCCVI)

The earth’s rapidly changing climate requires substantial adjustments to existing strategies for conserving natural systems. Managers need a better understanding of factors that contribute to the vulnerability of ecosystems and plant communities in order to formulate new adaptation strategies. The Climate Change Vulnerability Index for Ecosystems and Habitats documents series of indicators of vulnerability to climate change.

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PA Mussels Used to Help Restore Streams in Ohio, Illinois, and West Virginia

PA Mussels Used to Help Restore Streams in Ohio, Illinois, and West Virginia

A joint effort between federal and state agencies, including the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), has resulted in the successful collection and relocation of approximately 4,000 state and federal endangered northern riffleshell mussels from a site on the Allegheny River along the border of Forest and Venango counties.

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Scientists Locate Natural “Strongholds” that Could Protect Nature in the Face of Climate Change

Scientists Locate Natural “Strongholds” that Could Protect Nature in the Face of Climate Change

A new study by The Nature Conservancy has identified a series of landscapes across the American Northeast and southeastern Canada that are predicted to withstand the growing impacts of climate change and help ensure nature’s survival.

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