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Mountain Streams Offer Climate Refuge

Mountain Streams Offer Climate Refuge

A new study offers hope for cold-water species in the face of climate change. The study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, addresses a longstanding paradox between predictions of widespread extinctions of cold-water species and a general lack of evidence for those extinctions despite decades of recent climate change.

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Landscape Conservation Design: Initial Products and Expert Consultations for the Appalachian Mountains and Western River Basins

Landscape Conservation Design: Initial Products and Expert Consultations for the Appalachian Mountains and Western River Basins

Over the last couple years, the Appalachian LCC has supported the development of a science-based, regional-scale design commonly called a “Landscape Conservation Design (LCD)” or “Conservation Blueprint”.

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Enhancing Our Reach: Assistant Coordinators to Develop Focal-landscape Communities

Building on identified focal landscape cores from the Clemson team’s landscape conservation design research, the Cooperative is focusing initial implementation efforts by targeting two core areas for engagement and collaboration.

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New Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments Available for Species and Habitats

New Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments Available for Species and Habitats

New climate change vulnerability assessments for 41 species and 3 habitats in the Appalachians are now available on the applcc.org Web Portal.

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What Lies Beneath: Classification and Mapping of Cave and Karst Resources

What Lies Beneath: Classification and Mapping of Cave and Karst Resources

“What Lies Beneath?” is not just a great name for a horror movie, but can describe the scientific and biodiversity challenges in protecting the distribution and richness of natural resources within karst landscapes.

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A Refined Stream Classification System Generated for the Appalachians 

A Refined Stream Classification System Generated for the Appalachians 

Stream classification information is essential to develop and implement flow standards and water management recommendations that will sustain aquatic biodiversity.

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LCC Boosts Relationships in the Ohio River Basin

The Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership convened its annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio this month and the Appalachian LCC was there to join the conversation.

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Climate Adaptation Fund Announce Latest round of Grantmaking

Read the 2016 Request for Proposals, review the Applicant Guidance Document and submit a completed WCS Pre-proposal Application using our online application form no later than 5:00 PM EDT on Friday, April 8, 2016.

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Stitching Together Work of LCCs across the Southeast

The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) is a shared, long-term vision for the conservation future of the Southeast and Caribbean region of the United States.

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Appalachian LCC Coordinator is Panelist at National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment

Appalachian LCC Coordinator and Chief Scientist, Dr. Jean Brennan, participated as an invited speaker at the 16th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment in Washington DC.

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Service and partners announce science-based tool to help prioritize and target fish habitat conservation

Service and partners announce science-based tool to help prioritize and target fish habitat conservation

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) today announce the availability of an online tool that enables users to target and prioritize fish habitat conservation in the face of climate and land use change.

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Power Companies, Tribe, Agencies Take Steps to Save Rare Fish

Power companies, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and state and federal agencies have come together to conserve the sicklefin redhorse, a fish found in only six Appalachian counties worldwide and being considered for the federal endangered species list.

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Happy Birthday, National Wildlife Refuge System!

Hooray for America’s nature. One big reason it’s there to treasure: the National Wildlife Refuge System, the world’s premier network of public lands devoted to wildlife conservation. The Refuge System turns 113 on March 14.

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Announcing Deadlines for Southeast Grants

The Open Space Institute is now inviting proposals for two complementary land conservation grant funds in the Southeast: Southern Cumberland Land Protection Fund and Southeast Resilient Landscapes Fund.

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USDA, Partners to Invest $720 Million in Large-Scale, Targeted Conservation Projects across the Nation

USDA, Partners to Invest $720 Million in Large-Scale, Targeted Conservation Projects across the Nation

Regional Conservation Partnership Program Pools Together $220 Million Investment from USDA, up to $500 Million from Local Partners to Improve Water Quality, Soil Health, Habitat and More

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Where the Not-So-Mighty Chestnut Still Grows

Where the Not-So-Mighty Chestnut Still Grows

A recent study by U.S. Forest Service, university, and state agency researchers provides baseline information on contemporary populations of American chestnut needed to support restoration of the tree to the forests it once dominated.

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NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015

NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015

Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Biodiversity Critical to Maintaining Healthy Ecosystems

Researchers have found clear evidence that biological communities rich in species are substantially healthier and more productive than those depleted of species.

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FWS Northeast Regional Director Comments on National Academy of Sciences Review of LCCs

On December 3, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released their Review of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) conducted at the request of Congress.

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2015 National Academy of Sciences Review of LCCs

2015 National Academy of Sciences Review of LCCs

The Appalachian LCC is collecting information for Steering Committee members and other interested parties to review information and materials related to the newly released National Academy of Sciences report, A Review of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.

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