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Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture Technical Committee Meeting

Annual meeting of the AMJV Technical Committee, comprised of federal, state, NGO, and university partners to discuss science needs, barriers, and other technical issues surrounding bird conservation in the Appalachians.

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Survey: Controlled Invasive Plants on Property

As you know, the Blue Ridge PRISM seeks to expand the control of invasive plant species in our ten-county region.

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Request for Statements of Interest: Assessment of Natural Resource Condition for First State National Historical Park

Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by the National Park Service which seeks to compile and assess existing information documenting the state of knowledge and known condition of natural resources within First State Historical Park (FRST).

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Partners launch ‘Nature’s Network’ to guide conservation from Maine to Virginia

The North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) brought together partners from 13 states to develop a regional conservation design that can help communities work with nature to sustain wildlife and people throughout the Northeast.

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New Study Shows Americans’ Deep Appreciation for Nature, Barriers to Connection

The findings from an unprecedented national study of Americans’ relationship to nature reveal an alarming disconnection, but also widespread opportunities for reconnecting. The results are prompting nature conservation, environmental education, and outdoor recreation leaders to rethink how they work to connect people with nature.

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The Adaptation Workbook - Building Your Climate Adaptation Plan

A collaboration between the Climate Learning Network and the Climate Science Initiative, this webinar provides an overview of the Adaptation Workbook, an online, interactive, and practical workbook that helps land managers develop their own custom built climate change adaptation plans (www.adaptationworkbook.org).

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Executive Committee Meets to Thank Outgoing Chair and Vice Chair for Tremendous Leadership

Executive Committee Meets to Thank Outgoing Chair and Vice Chair for Tremendous Leadership

For seven years, David Whitehurst and Paul Johansen valiantly steered the Appalachian LCC Steering Committee ship through its initial creation and tremendous growth as a regional partnership for landscape conservation.

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Engaging State and Federal Agencies on Regional Science Information and Resources

Engaging State and Federal Agencies on Regional Science Information and Resources

In partnership with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Appalachian LCC staff recently conducted workshops in Crossville, Tennessee and Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Decatur, Alabama to introduce LCC-funded research products to resource managers and scientists.

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Videos Around the Basin

Videos Around the Basin

A collection of more than 40 videos focusing on the ecology, threats, conservation efforts, and sense of pride in the Tennessee River Basin are now available on the Appalachian LCC Web Portal.

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Coordinator Highlights Landscape Conservation Design Effort for Emerging Risks Roundtable Discussion

Appalachian LCC Coordinator Dr. Jean Brennan was an invited panelist and speaker at a roundtable discussion put on by the National Institute of Mathematical and Biological Synthesis and hosted at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

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You can now “Like Us” on Facebook

Facebook currently has over 1 billion users, and the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative is now one of them!

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New GIS Staff to Support Science Delivery Efforts

New GIS Staff to Support Science Delivery Efforts

We like to welcome on board Marilyn Knight to the Appalachian LCC team.

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Key Member of Appalachian LCC Community to Retire

Key Member of Appalachian LCC Community to Retire

The Appalachian LCC would like to give a heartfelt thanks and best wishes to David Hartos of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), who after 39 years of experience with the federal government will be retiring in May.

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Conserving the Tennessee River Basin: It Takes a Village

Conserving the Tennessee River Basin: It Takes a Village

Nearly as diverse as the wildlife within the Basin are the people and organizations working to conserve it.

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AppLCC/Tennessee River Gorge Trust Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize participants with the Appalachian LCC and its work and resources available that can aide participants’ efforts to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of their local and regional conservation planning and management efforts.

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Northeast States Release Report on Hellbender Distribution

Northeast States Release Report on Hellbender Distribution

The Regional Conservation Needs (RCN) Grants Program funded project, Developing a coordinated research approach for hellbender conservation in the northeast, was completed in late 2016. The goals of the project were to better document hellbender distribution in the Northeast using environmental DNA (eDNA) surveys and to develop a communication framework and standardized methodologies to coordinate conservation efforts throughout the region. The final report as well as eDNA and egg rearing protocol are now available on the RCN project page.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finds Yellow Lance Mussel Warrants Endangered Species Act Protection

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finds Yellow Lance Mussel Warrants Endangered Species Act Protection

A freshwater mussel native to waters from Maryland to North Carolina along the Atlantic seaboard is declining.

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First-of-its-kind Interactive Map Brings Together 40 Years of Water-Quality Data

First-of-its-kind Interactive Map Brings Together 40 Years of Water-Quality Data

A new U.S. Geological Survey interactive map provides a comprehensive, long-term look at changes in the quality of our nation’s rivers and streams over the last four decades.

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Revealing the Role of Local Stakeholders in Landscape Conservation Design: A Social Science Inquiry

What is the role of local stakeholders and social data in the Landscape Conservation Design (LCD) process?

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Saving an Endangered Southern River

Saving an Endangered Southern River

The Conasauga River courses through Jimmy Petty’s corn, bean and dairy farm near the Tennessee line.

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