Postdoctoral Research Associate Opportunity
An interdisciplinary team from Utah State University, Southern Rockies LCC and Bureau of Land Management has announced a new position for a postdoctoral Research Associate. The Research Associate will assist the team in assessing the capabilities of landscape-level data and information in resolving regional and local land management issues. Qualifications, application and further details of the position can be found here.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Announces Funds for Tribes Addressing Climate Change
The NPLCC, in collaboration with The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), was asked to host and help distribute information on BIA’s recent announcement of Tribal Climate Change Grants. We have compiled a brief informative piece with links to key documents.
View this document here. Feel free to share the information about these grants within your networks.
Climate Change Effects on Pacific Northwest Ecosystems Webinar Available Online
For those unable to attend last month's NPLCC webinar "Climate Change Effects on Pacific Northwest Ecosystems," it is now available for viewing on our brand new YouTube channel. Hosted by Dr. Maureen Ryan of Simon Fraser University, this webinar covers the NPLCC-funded project that looked at how climate change may affect montane wetlands.
You can view the webinar here, and please share with others involved with managing and conserving montane wetlands.
The National LCC Network has launched a bimonthly newsletter.
Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) are a network of public-private partnerships in North America that establish a common vision to ensure the sustainability of land, water, wildlife, and cultural resources, and develop shared science to achieve that vision. There are 22 LCCs throughout the US and parts of Canada and Mexico. Each LCC works with community partners to address local science and conservation issues.
This bi-monthly newsletter will provide highlights from the LCCs and Sign-up for the newsletter here.
New Report - Climate Benefits of Restoring the Snohomish Estuary Are Significant
Restore America’s Estuaries has released the findings of a groundbreaking study that confirms the climate mitigation benefits of restoring tidal wetland habitat in the Snohomish Estuary, located within the nation’s second largest estuary: Puget Sound. The study, the first of its kind, finds major climate mitigation benefits from wetland restoration and provides a much needed approach for assessing carbon fluxes for historic drained and future restored wetlands which can now be transferred and applied to other geographies.
The Study, “Coastal Blue Carbon Opportunity Assessment for Snohomish Estuary: The Climate Benefits of Estuary Restoration” finds that currently planned and in-construction restoration projects in the Snohomish estuary will result in at least 2.55 million tons of CO2 sequestered from the atmosphere over the next 100-years. This is equivalent to the 1-year emissions for 500,000 average passenger cars. If plans expanded to fully restore the Snohomish estuary, the sequestration potential jumps to 8.9 million tons of CO2, or, in other terms, equal to the 1-year emissions of about 1.7 million passenger cars.
USDA Announces Regional Climate Hub Locations
On Feb 5, USDA announced that the Pacific Northwest Hub will be located at the Pacific Northwest Research Station, Forest Service, Corvallis, Ore. covering AK, ID, OR and WA. USDA’s regional hubs will deliver information to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners to help them adapt to climate change and weather variability. The Hubs will build capacity within USDA to provide information and guidance on technologies and risk management practices at regional and local scales. For more information on the Climate Hubs see this website.
New Funding Opportunity from the Wildlife Conservation Society's North America Program
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s North America Program has announced funding through the Climate Adaptation Fund. Funding aims to support science related research that addresses climate change impacts on wildlife and ecosystems. The Climate Adaptation Fund seeks projects that are developing or advancing the implementation of management techniques directly informed by climate change science.
A request for pre-proposals is out now and pre-proposal applications are due by 5:00 PM MST on Friday, March 14, 2014.
California Department of Fish & Wildlife Holding Climate College
The CDFW will be holding its second Climate College this Spring with a focus on California marine resources. The CDFW Climate College is intended to provide a basic foundation of knowledge for all staff and partners on climate change science and its impacts to fish, wildlife, and habitats. This iteration of the course will focus on how climate change affects the state’s marine resources to enhance participants’ understanding of marine-related climate change science, impacts to species and habitats, and the implications for marine region management and planning.
The first course is taking place on February 10th, 2014 and is focused on Climate Science and Policy.
New NPLCC Report
The report prepared by National Wildlife Federation, Climate Change Effects and Adaptation Approaches for Terrestrial Ecosystems, Habitats, and Species, is now available. Funded by the NPLCC in 2012, this report is the third and final report about climate change effects on marine and coastal, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems in the geographic extent of the NPLCC. The reports provide a compilation of the scientific literature for the NPLCC. A document with the combined executive summaries for the three reports is available here. The full marine and coastal and the freshwater reports are available on the NPLCC website resources page.
Mark Your Calendars! 9th IALE Meeting coming to Portland, July 2015
The 9th International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) World Congress meeting is coming to Portland, Oregon July 5-10, 2015! The symposium, which is held every four years, brings scientists and practitioners from around the globe together to discuss and share landscape ecology work and information. The theme of the 2015 meeting is Crossing Scales, Crossing Borders: Global Approaches to Complex Challenges.
Additionally, submissions of preliminary symposium proposals are currently being accepted through February 1st, 2014. If you are interested in submitting a proposal related to any aspect of landscape ecology: pattern, scale, ecosystem processes, climate change, urban ecology, urban planning, historic data or related topics please visit here for more information.
We encourage you to save the date for this event and share with any interested parties.