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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

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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Global Change Monitoring Portal Released

A new Portal provides scientists and the general public with access to information about the existence and operation of programs that monitor the effects of global change processes, such as climate and land use change, on important air, land, and water resources.

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Human Dimensions Success Stories in Bird Conservation

The greater bird conservation community has identified a need for human dimensions success stories to be collected, organized, and shared with the community.

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New Habitat Guidelines for Six Species of Eastern Wildlife

The American marten, Bicknell’s thrush, Canada warbler, rusty blackbird, scarlet tanager and wood thrush – six beleaguered northeastern forest animals – should get a boost from a new series of publications explaining how best to create and manage habitat for them.

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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.

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LCC Network Receives Distinguished Landscape Practitioner Award

The Landscape Conservation Cooperative Network has been selected by the U.S. Chapter of the Association of Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) Awards Committee to receive the Distinguished Landscape Practitioner Award.

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