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National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation, October 23-24

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You are invited to bring your ideas, experience, enthusiasm, and solutions to the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation (NWLLC), October 23 and 24, in Washington, D.C.

The NWLLC will showcase conservation innovation and landscape scale solutions across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors – from our urban centers to our wildest places.

At the NWLLC, you will have the opportunity to hear how the large landscape approach is being adopted across North America to produce measurable benefits for rural and urban communities, enhance water quality and habitat, protect working forests and farmland, and make more efficient use of limited financial and human resources.

You’ll also have the chance to visit Mount Vernon, a green oasis in the middle of metropolitan Washington, D.C. and one of our most historic examples of a large landscape protected for the public’s use and enjoyment.

Senior officials from the US Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, and Defense, as well as leaders in state government, the private sector, non-profits and academia, will be among those participating. They, and you, will be sharing practical, results-oriented tactics and strategies that provide solutions to the landscape scale challenges we face, utilizing the latest information, science, financing mechanisms, and organizational tools.

We will be providing regular updates on workshop sessions, speakers, and participants over the next several weeks. In the meantime, visit www.nwllc2014.org to learn more about the NWLLC and to register to attend.

Register by September 22, 2014 to secure the best rate.

Registration cost: General registration: $250 Student registration: $175 Mount Vernon field trip (Oct. 22): $30

After September 22: General registration: $325 Student registration: $225 Mount Vernon field trip (Oct. 22): $30

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Tribal Wildlife Grants Program, 2015 Funding

The Tribal Wildlife Grant program provides a competitive funding opportunity for federally recognized Tribal governments to develop and implement projects for the benefit of fish and wildlife and their habitat. In fiscal year 2015 approximately $4,084,000 is anticipated to be available. Proposals are due on September 2nd, 2014.

Read the 2015 proposal toolkit for more information.

Activities may include, but are not limited to, planning for wildlife and habitat conservation, fish and wildlife conservation and management actions, fish and wildlife related laboratory and field research, natural history studies, habitat mapping, field surveys and population monitoring, habitat preservation, conservation easements, and public education that is relevant to the project.

Learn more about the Tribal Wildlife Grant Program.

North Pacific LCC Funds Six Management-Relevant Science Projects for 2014

We are pleased to announce six projects selected for funding in 2014. Each project focuses on NPLCC priorities and addresses climate change within the NPLCC range. We invite you to learn more about our projects below, and follow their progress as they move forward via our Resources Page.

>>>NPLCC 2014 Funded Projects.

Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative: Science Coordinator Position Announcement

The Wildlife Management Institute is accepting applications on behalf of the Appalachian LCC for a Science Coordinator. This position is based at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, WV.

This position involves coordination with organizations throughout the LCC conservation community to initiate, facilitate, integrate, and communicate LCC work and activities that address limiting factors affecting fish and wildlife and cultural resources. The extent of the Appalachian LCC stretches from southern New York to northern Alabama and Georgia.

>>>More information

NorWeSt Seeking Data for Central Washington

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The NorWeST regional stream temperature database & modeling project is rotating into central Washington! The database team is starting the process now of organizing data into one comprehensive, interagency database that will be distributed through the NorWeST website as a community resource and used to fit a stream geostatistical model to create high-resolution stream temperature climate scenarios.

Visit the NorWeST site

NPLCC Logo Wins First Place in Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards!

Our logo won first place in the National Association of Government Communicators' Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards! Designed by William Gibbs of USGS, the logo encapsulates the diverse landscapes and cultural heritage of the NPLCC range. Congratulations, Bill!

Read more about the Awards

See all of the winners here (our award is featured on page 11).

NPLCC-Funded work Published in Ecological Society of America

We are pleased to share Dr. Maureen Ryan's recent publication in Ecological Society of America (ESA). This project, partially funded by the NPLCC, looked at the effects of climate change on montane wetland ecosystems in the western US. One of the major findings of the project showcased how amphibians might be affected. Dr. Ryan stated "Amphibians in the West’s high-mountain areas find themselves in a vise, caught between climate-induced habitat loss and predation from introduced fish." This project developed a list of tools that could be of use to land managers working with montane wetlands including a hydrologic model and remote-sensing techniques.

Read more on the project from University of Washington.

Download the full report from ESA.

Position Announcement: Executive Director

Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) is seeking an Executive Director. WCI, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation supporting a cooperative effort among participating jurisdictions implementing cap-and-trade programs for greenhouse gas emissions. To learn more about WCI, Inc. visit there website here.

Read the full job announcement here.

Conservation Biology Institute hosting webinar on NPLCC Conservation Planning Atlas

NPLCC Data Coordinator, Tom Miewald, will be presenting a webinar on the NPLCC Conservation Planning Atlas (CPA) this Thursday, June 19th at 10am PDT hosted by the Conservation Biology Institute. If you have been unable to participate on our past CPA webinars, this is another great opportunity to learn about how you can use the CPA to visualize, create, and share landscape-level data.

More information and registration here.

LCC Network Releases New Informational Brochure

Why is landscape-scale conservation important? What are Landscape Conservation Cooperatives doing to protect these landscapes? Read the brand new LCC Network brochure to find out more!

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