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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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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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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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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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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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