NPLCC FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT
In support of the NPLCC, the USFWS has released a request for pre-proposals (access the RFP here). We are seeking innovative and collaborative pre-proposals to advance 3 of the actions identified in the NPLCC Science/TEK Strategy’s updated Implementation Plan (access the Plan here). Pre-proposals are due by December 19th at 5:00 PST. Based on evaluations of the pre-proposals, invitations to submit full proposals will be made to a subset of the project leads who submitted pre-proposals.
Tribal Wisdom & Western Science: A Holistic Approach to Conservation
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative are learning how Traditional Ecological Knowledge can inform our collective understanding of climate change — and how communities in the Pacific Northwest can adapt.
"Since time immemorial, indigenous peoples have understood the inextricable link between climate, landscapes, watersheds, and plants and animals. Tribes understand that the health of people, plants, and wildlife is tied to the health of the environment. Indigenous knowledge – often referred to as Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) — can offer important perspective to inform resource management in a time of rapid environmental change..."
Read the full article here.
Job Announcement - The North Pacific Research Board is recruiting for the Science Director position through December 13, 2013.
The North Pacific Research Board is dedicated to building a clear understanding of the North Pacific, Bering Sea, and Arctic Ocean marine ecosystems that enables effective management and sustainable use of marine resources. NPRB is recruiting for a highly qualified Science Director to lead this effort. The Science Director is responsible for design, administration, and management of marine ecosystem research projects and programs that help ensure sustainable use of natural marine resources throughout the North Pacific and Arctic.
More information and details on how to apply here
Just published: Climate Change in the Northwest: Implications for Our Landscapes, Waters, and Communities
This report serves as an updated resource for scientists, stakeholders, decision makers, students, and community members interested in understanding and preparing for climate change impacts on Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. This more detailed, foundational report is intended to support the key findings presented in the Northwest chapter of the Third National Climate Assessment.
Access the report here
New Informational Brochure on NPLCC -- Check it out and use it to talk to others
NPLCC staff, working with USGS, completed and great brochure that provides an overview of the NPLCC. It includes a description of our mission, goals, organizational structure, key strategies, great pics and more . . .
Check it out here.
FYI - President Obama issued a new Executive Order on climate change today
FYI - President Obama issued a new Executive Order on climate change today.
NEW Climate Science/Management Digest -- Subscribe Now
The NPLCC is now providing provide managers, scientists, and the general public a monthly e-publication called: the NPLCC Climate Science/Management Digest.
This new monthly e-publication is designed to increase access to climate change information important to natural and cultural resource managers throughout the North Pacific LCC region.
See here for more info . . .
Climate News, Summer Issue, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
ClimateNews is a snapshot of new and emerging climate change adaptation and mitigation activities in the natural resource sector in British Columbia. Click here for the latest issue.
National LCC Coordinator Just Hired
The Service has selected the new national LCC coordinator for the Landscape Conservation Cooperative network. Dr. Elsa Haubold replaces Dr. Doug Austen, who served as national coordinator for 3 years.
See here for details.
Just Updated: NPLCC Project Portfolio for FY 13
NPLCC is pleased to announce its project portfolio for fiscal year 2013. These projects help further the mission of the NPLCC which is to promote development, coordination, and dissemination of science to inform landscape level conservation and sustainable resource management in the face of a changing climate and related stressors.