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Putting LCC Products into Hands of Practitioners in the Southeast

Appalachian LCC Staff are working with partners in the Southeast to develop interactive workshops focused on delivering our funded science products and tools into the hands of practitioners working in applied conservation at the local and regional scale.

Each workshop will be tailored to the specific interests and needs of participants to better translate the utility of Appalachian LCC resources. These events will also provide staff valuable feedback from end users on how to refine and improve products while continuing a dialogue on how the LCC can better serve partners to improve success in conservation delivery.

The first of these workshops in 2017 will be held in Crossville, TN on February 9th and 10th. Developed in partnership with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA), this workshop will include presentations, facilitated group discussions, and case studies tailored to TWRA staff and their key partners’ current conservation efforts. The objectives are for participants to

  • Walk away with a better understanding of the landscape-level approach to conservation
  • Identify how their efforts fit into this “bigger” picture
  • Develop an understanding and identify the utility of Regional Conservation Designs, and
  • Begin to apply Appalachian LCC resources to their conservation planning and management efforts.

A second workshop is being planned with Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge staff and partners in Alabama for March. If you are interested in learning more about these workshops as well as potential opportunities to host one for your staff/partners, please contact Gillian Bee, Appalachian LCC Landscape Conservation Fellow ( / 970-342-6034).

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