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Appalachian LCC GIS Analyst and Information Manager Heads Out West

Appalachian LCC GIS Analyst and Information Manager Heads Out West

Jessica Rhodes, who helped to support our partnership’s extensive data management needs over the last couple years is moving on to a new position with the Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming.

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Blue Ridge PRISM Update

An update on the Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management and information on a series of sessions around our 10-county area, which partners are welcome to attend.

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Bringing Back Diversity in Eastern Forests for Landowners, Wildlife

Bringing Back Diversity in Eastern Forests for Landowners, Wildlife

What do biologists look for in a healthy forest? A diversity in the ages and composition of trees and occasional breaks in canopy to allow sunlight to reach understory plants.

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Final EPA/USGS Technical Report: Protecting Aquatic Life from Effects of Hydrologic Alteration

A new report provides scientific and technical information related to protection of aquatic life from effects of hydrologic alteration.

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Scientists: Strong evidence that human-caused climate change intensified 2015 heat waves

Scientists: Strong evidence that human-caused climate change intensified 2015 heat waves

Human-caused climate change very likely increased the severity of heat waves that plagued India, Pakistan, Europe, East Africa, East Asia, and Australia in 2015 and helped make it the warmest year on record, according to new research published today in a special edition of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

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The U.S. Global Change Research Program Wants to Hear From You

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) seeks public comment on the draft of its Climate Science Special Report (CSSR).

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Partnership Seeking Input for Projects to Strengthen National Defense and Preserve Working Lands

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) joined the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to announce the Sentinel Landscapes Federal Coordinating Committee will now accept applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Sentinel Landscape designation process.

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Appalachian LCC PI and Clemson scientists unveil software that revolutionizes wildlife habitat connectivity modeling

Appalachian LCC PI and Clemson scientists unveil software that revolutionizes wildlife habitat connectivity modeling

A trio of Clemson University scientists has unveiled a groundbreaking computational software called “GFlow” that makes wildlife habitat connectivity modeling vastly faster, more efficient and superior in quality and scope.

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Secretary Jewell Announces Decision to Protect 75,000 Acres of Eastern Tennessee Mountains From Future Surface Mining

Secretary Jewell Announces Decision to Protect 75,000 Acres of Eastern Tennessee Mountains From Future Surface Mining

At the request of the State of Tennessee, the Department of the Interior has agreed to designate approximately 75,000 acres of mountain ridgelines as unsuitable for surface coal mining operations.

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Looking Forward: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate

An updated report addressing ways to build resilience to climate change for water resources has been released by the federal Water Resources and Climate Change Workgroup.

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Central Appalachians FLN Annual Workshop

Central Appalachians FLN Annual Workshop

More than 80 participants, representing 21 di erent organization and agency units, gathered in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia for the annual two-day workshop of the Central Appalachians Fire Learning Network (FLN).

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Appalachian Landscape Conservation Fellowship

The Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for new-entry professionals to be part of the emerging field of Landscape Conservation. This is a post-graduate level opportunity with career interests in applied landscape conservation science and management, working for the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative.

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Plains & Prairie Potholes LCC - FY17 Notice of Funding Opportunity

The Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC is pleased to announce the FY17 Notice of Funding Opportunity for strategic science. Proposals targeting land use change dynamics and human dimensions aspects of conservation will be accepted via Grants.gov until January 23, 2017.

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Cumberland Plateau Stewardship Fund 2017 RFP Available

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is seeking proposals within the Cumberland Plateau that will help accelerate the restoration and enhancement of critical forest and freshwater habitats and associated wildlife species in the region.

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Landscape Conservation Design Phase II: Assessing Aquatic Integrity

Landscape Conservation Design Phase II: Assessing Aquatic Integrity

Over the last year, a coordinated series of consultations with experts across the region has resulted in priority aquatic species, habitats, and ecosystems into Phase II of the Appalachian LCC Landscape Conservation Design (LCD).

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SECAS Version 1.0 Provides Regional Long-term Vision for Conservation

SECAS Version 1.0 Provides Regional Long-term Vision for Conservation

Leaders from state fish and wildlife agencies and federal and non-governmental partners came together at the 2016 Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) Conference to release Blueprint Version 1.0 of the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS).

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Demonstrating Value of Riparian Restoration Tool to Riparian Forest Buffer Advisory Committee

Demonstrating Value of Riparian Restoration Tool to Riparian Forest Buffer Advisory Committee

On October 27, Jessica Rhodes of the Appalachian LCC provided a demonstration of the Riparian Prioritization for Climate Change Resilience (RPCCR) decision support tool for the most recent meeting of the Riparian Forest Buffer Advisory Committee.

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Steering Committee Work Groups Developing Major Goals and Objectives of Next 5-Year Work Plan

The Appalachian LCC community has identified and refined the major goals the Cooperative will work towards in the coming years, based on in-depth survey responses and focused discussions during workshop sessions at our most recent Steering Committee meeting in August.

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Engaging Conservation Partnerships in the Vital Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Over the last two months, Coordinator Jean Brennan has worked with partners in the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership and Chesapeake Watershed Forum to introduce many to the diversity of LCC science products and tools that can benefit their important conservation work in this vital watershed.

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Preserving Working Lands Conserves Habitats

Working lands not only provide food and fiber for our nation, but also an assortment of environmental benefits such as critical habitat for wildlife.

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