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A collection of web-based seminars from the partners and experts ranging in content from funded research updates to landscape-level tools, from climate change to energy development. If using Internet Explorer, you may need to update to the latest version of Adobe Flash Player to view certain content.

Online Screening of "One Stick at a Time

This film follows land managers in the Methow Valley, Washington for over a year, from forests to rivers, from fires to snowfall, from beaver capture to release as they try to come to grips with the impacts of climate change and the possible adaptation options right in front of them.

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Protected Areas Database of the United States Webinars

Would you like to find out about any park or protected area, anywhere in the U.S., all in one dataset that supports analysis, mapping, reporting or other needs? That's the vision for the Protected Areas Database of the United States

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The Adaptation Workbook - Building Your Climate Adaptation Plan

A collaboration between the Climate Learning Network and the Climate Science Initiative, this webinar provides an overview of the Adaptation Workbook, an online, interactive, and practical workbook that helps land managers develop their own custom built climate change adaptation plans (www.adaptationworkbook.org).

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Revealing the Role of Local Stakeholders in Landscape Conservation Design: A Social Science Inquiry

What is the role of local stakeholders and social data in the Landscape Conservation Design (LCD) process?

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Putting aquatic species on the map: The eDNAtlas and Archive for aquatic taxa in Western North America

The ease, efficiency, and sensitivity of environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling of species in aquatic environments is leading to an explosion in its use across North America.

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Resources Planning Act (RPA) Assessment Webinar: U.S. Forest Fragmentation and Land Cover Patterns

Forest fragmentation continues even as total forestland area remains relatively stable.

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The Southeast Aquatic Conservation Strategy

The Southeastern Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation Strategy is a joint project of the UGA River Basin Center and the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute to prioritize watersheds within the region to support future conservation investments.

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What is Ecological Drought? Exploring its impacts on natural and cultural resources

In 2017 the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC), in partnership with the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), will be dedicating their webinar series to ecological drought with presentations from NCCWSC and the DOI Climate Science Centers (CSCs).

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Responding to Drought and Water Challenges

Coldwater Fisheries and Climate Adaptation Case Studies in the Western and Eastern United States.

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Southeast Aquatic Resources Conservation Science and Practice Webinar Series

Sound sheds light: How side scan sonar helps advance the aquatic conservation mission

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Appalachian LCC Research Update: Phase II of Landscape Conservation Design 

Dr. Paul Leonard of Clemson University will provide a research update to the Appalachian LCC Steering Committee and interested partners on the results from Phase II of our Landscape Conservation Design. 

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Finding the best science available on fire ecology and fire regimes in tallgrass prairie and oak woodland ecosystems

Managers and planners need scientifically sound information on historical fire regimes and contemporary changes in fuels and fire regimes in tallgrass prairie and oak woodland ecosystems to make informed management decisions.

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Webinar: Navigating the Data Basin Platform: A Guided Tour

An introductory tour to demonstrate multiple ways to explore and create content in Data Basin.

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Webinar: Tangible Landscape as a tool for modeling and science communication

In this webinar the Conservation Biology Institute introduce Tangible Landscape, a technology that links an interactive physical model with GRASS GIS through a real-time cycle of interaction, 3D scanning, geospatial computation, and 3D rendering.

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Climate-Smart Seedlot Selection Tool Webinar: Reforestation and Restoration for the 21st Century

This project’s main objective is to produce an interactive mapping application that will help forest managers match seedlots with planting sites.

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Tools and Resources for Addressing Energy Development in the Appalachians

Tools and Resources for Addressing Energy Development in the Appalachians

On July 20, Jessica Rhodes of the Appalachian LCC gave an in-depth presentation to the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (AMJV) community on LCC-funded tools and resources that can address potential impacts of various energy development technologies on birds and other wildlife.

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AppLCC LCD Phase II Aquatic Expert Consultations

The Appalachian LCC consultations with aquatic experts on our Landscape Conservation Design moves next week to the second discussion about aquatic metrics, models and data.

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Conservation Connect LIVE

In March we’ll venture underwater to learn about freshwater mussels, American eels, and the electrofishing technology used to study aquatic creatures.

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Water Rights & Wetland Restoration Webinar

Will share key terminology and the principles behind the Prior Appropriations Doctrine, as well as variations in the laws and water administration in the Western United States.

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Interactive Conservation Planning for the Appalachian LCC: Appalachian NatureScape

Interactive Conservation Planning for the Appalachian LCC: Appalachian NatureScape

The outcome of the Appalachian LCC Conservation Planning & Design consultative process and modeling is a dynamic ‘Conservation Blueprint’ or 'Landscape Conservation Design' called NatureScape. This is a dynamic or living design envisioned as an ongoing consultation with the conservation community - continuously incorporating new information and datasets as well as engaging subject-matter experts and committed stakeholders.

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Oak, Fire, and Global Change: What Might the Future Hold?

The pace of environmental and socioeconomic change over the past 100 years has been rapid.

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Climate-informed management of oak ecosystems in the Central Hardwoods region

Global climate changes will lead to local impacts on oak ecosystems throughout the central hardwoods region, including shifts in habitat suitability for different species, changes in soil moisture regime, and effects on insect pests, diseases, and species invasion.

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LANDFIRE Data Applications for Research in Fire Ecology and Forest Management

Brandon Collins is on deck for the second in a series of webinars that LANDFIRE is co-hosting with the California Fire Science Consortium. Scheduled for noon PT, the November 2 webinar will examine LANDFIRE data applications for research in fire ecology and forest management.

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Prescribed Fire and Bats Webinar

With bat populations declining due to white-nose syndrome and other factors, it is critical to strike a balance between the use of prescribed fire for managing natural areas and the need to protect bats and their critical habitats.

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Webinar on Wetland Restoration in Urban & Highly Disturbed Landscapes

The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) is pleased to invite you to attend the next webinar in our popular Improving Wetland Restoration Success webinar series on “Wetland Restoration in Urban and Highly Disturbed Landscapes.”

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Classification and Mapping of Cave and Karst Resources

Classification and Mapping of Cave and Karst Resources

Cave and karst systems are unique environments that occur throughout the Appalachians. They provide habitat for a diverse array of species and are an important source of domestic water supply for Appalachian communities. However, a lack of classification and mapping information on these ecosystems creates a significant barrier to conservation. In order to develop and deliver landscape-level planning tools, it is essential to develop an Appalachian-wide map depicting where cave and karst habitats and resources occur across the landscape. Researchers from an array of organizations were funded by the LCC to develop a series of deliverables, including data tables, geospatial information layers, and maps on these ecosystems.

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Environmental Education Update - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

This session will feature Elsa Haubold, National LCC Coordinator, Jean Brennan, Appalachian LCC Coordinator and Laura McClean, Science Applications Communications Manager presenting an update on the Cooperatives and sharing information about environmental educational resources available for use by educators.

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Survey design and techniques for sampling native bees

Wedge Watkins ( USFWS Midwest Region Pollinator Coordinator) discusses and demonstrates field survey techniques that are being used to sample native bee populations.

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ASWM Webinar - Using Beaver as a Wetland Restoration Tool

Restoration Lessons Learned and an Introduction to the Beaver Restoration Assessment Tool

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Assessing Vulnerability of Species and Habitats to Large-scale Impacts

Assessing Vulnerability of Species and Habitats to Large-scale Impacts

New vulnerability assessments for 41 species and 3 habitats in the Appalachians are now available. The conservation community can view and search each of these assessments by vulnerability scores, conservation status ranks, state and subregion of assessment, and higher taxonomy. In addition, principle investigators NatureServe compiled the results of 700 species assessments previously completed by other researchers as well as assessments on several habitats.

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Environmental Flows from Water Withdrawals in the Marcellus Shale Region

The rivers and streams of the Central Appalachians are home to more than 200 species of fish and other aquatic life. They also provide a reliable source of drinking water, recreational opportunities and associated economic benefits to people living in large cities and surrounding communities. Stream Impacts from Water Withdrawals in the Marcellus Shale Region

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Stream Classification System for the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Stream Classification System for the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Stream classification information is essential to develop and implement flow standards and water management recommendations that will sustain aquatic biodiversity. Unfortunately, standardized information was lacking for the Appalachian landscape. The goal of this project was to develop a state-based, consistent stream classification system for aquatic ecosystems in the region. Unifying state-based stream classifications into a single consistent system, principal investigators at The Nature Conservancy developed a hierarchical classification system and map for stream and river systems for the Appalachian LCC that represents the region’s natural flowing aquatic habitats.

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Environmental Educators Update broadcast on LCC

Broadcast to introduce the National Conservation Training Center about Landscape Conservation Cooperatives and the conservation evolution to a new landscape and community engagement focus and strategic habitat approach to conservation.

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Webinar on Riparian Restoration Tool showcases Appalachian LCC Science

Webinar on Riparian Restoration Tool showcases Appalachian LCC Science

On April 22, Appalachian LCC GIS Analyst and Information Manager Jessica Rhodes gave a webinar presentation to 80 resource managers, scientists, and conservationists during the “Safeguarding Wildlife from Climate Change” web series.

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Assessing climate-sensitive ecosystems in the southeastern United States

The southeastern U.S. contains a unique diversity of ecosystems that provide important benefits, including habitat for wildlife and plants, water quality, and recreation opportunities. As climate changes, a better understanding of how our ecosystems will be affected is vital for identifying strategies to protect these ecosystems.

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Improving Wetland Restoration Success Webinar Series

The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) is pleased to invite you to attend the sixth presentation in our popular Improving Wetland Restoration Success webinar series.

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GOT TREES? Building Climate-Ready Agriculture.

Agricultural lands are having to meet ever-increasing production and conservation targets. At the same time agriculture’s capacity to deliver these services is being challenged by shifting climate, changing markets, and evolving environmental conditions.

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Assessing Future Energy Development

Assessing Future Energy Development

Assessing Future Energy Development across the Appalachian LCC uses models that combine data on energy development trends and identifies where these may intersect with important natural resource and ecosystem services to give a more comprehensive picture of what potential energy development could look like in the Appalachians. A web-based mapping tool allows policy makers, land management agencies, industries, and others to see where development may likely occur and intersect with important natural values to inform regional landscape planning decisions. Ultimately this information is intended to support dialogue and conservation on how to effectively avoid, minimize, and offset impacts from energy development to important natural areas and the valuable services they provide.

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Climate Resilience: What to Expect, How to Prepare, and What You Can Learn from Others

Join us for a webcast on climate resilience – the capacity of an individual, community, or institution to dynamically and effectively respond to shifting climate impacts while continuing to function at an acceptable level.

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Climate Change in America's National Parks

Tracking forest and landscape change from space using the ForWarn system.

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Climate Change in America's National Parks

Reaching Common Ground: Communicating with Disbelieving Managers about Climate Change Impacts and Options.

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Landfire Webinar Series

Assessing Needs - Understanding the recent and potential future threats to ecosystems is vital for prioritizing management activities in the Southeast.

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OSU Climate Change Webinar

Exploring Snowfall in the United States.

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Association of State Wetland Managers Webinar

History of Wetland Drainage in the U.S.

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Northeast CSC Webinar

Developing forest adaptation strategies for northern forests in an uncertain future.

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Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium Webinar

Using prescribed fire to manage wildlife habitat in the Mid-South.

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GIS & Conservation Planning Portal Overview

Dr. Paul Leonard provides a general overview of the GIS & Conservation Planning section within the Appalachian LCC Web Portal.

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The Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar Series

Session #26: Using Social Marketing and Micro Targeting to Engage and Move Woodland Owners to Stewardship.

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NJ Landscape Project Training and Information Session

The Landscape Project is an interactive ecosystem-based mapping tool that assists government agencies, planners, conservation groups, the public and others in making decisions that will protect imperiled and special concern wildlife.

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Introducing the USGS National Climate Change Viewer

Jay Alder will be presenting the second revision of the recently released USGS National Climate Change Viewer (NCCV), which is a web application used for visualizing climate change for the Continental US at the state, county and watershed scale.

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Webinar Series on State Wildlife Action Plan Revision

A webinar series to help states as they revise their SWAPs. Webinars will take place monthly on Thursdays from 1:00-2:30pm eastern.

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EISPC Energy Zones Mapping Tool Newsletter

EISPC Energy Zones Mapping Tool Newsletter

Detailing the webinars, maps, and analysis highlights from the Energy Zones Mapping Tool.

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Presentation of Review of Species and Habitat Selection for Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Meeting on 1/14/14

On January 14, Lesley Sneddon of NatureServe presented this webinar to interested conservation and cooperative partners of the Appalachian LCC to present the process for the selection of the 50-75 species and 3-5 habitats proposed for assessment of climate change vulnerability. The selections were informed by the wealth of assessments already completed in all or part of the LCC region to date. The meeting generated good discussion on the process, species, habitats, and possible avenues for future research.

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Oak, Fire and Mesophication: Past, current and future trends of oak in the eastern United States

Fire has been a preeminent force over much of the eastern United States for multi-millennia. As such, pyrogenic vegetation types dominated this region in pre-European times, including oak, oak-pine, and pine savannas/woodlands/forests and tallgrass prairies.

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Gaining Support and Attracting Participation through Communication

EPA’s State and Local Climate & Energy Program will host a three-part webinar series on communications December 4, 11, and 18, 2013 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EST. The series will provide information on communications strategies and methods that state and local governments can use to ensure the ongoing success of climate and clean energy programs.

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The Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar Series

What planners need to know about planning for wildfire protection

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Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium Webinar

Reconstructing pre-European fire regimes, forests and wildlife habitats in the eastern United States: Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

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USFS Landscape Science Webinar

Predicting long-term wildlife effects across complex landscapes.

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The Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar Series

Planning for Climate Change Adaptation: Considerations for Forests, Wildlife, and Land Use

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USFS Landscape Science Webinar

Mapping tropical forest type, age, disturbance type and vertical structure, and estimating young forest productivity, with Landsat imagery; Eileen Helmer, Research Ecologist, U.S. Forest Service.

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Habitat Assessment Models and Decision Support Tools for Aquatic Habitats

Fritz Boettner of Downstream Strategies presents on the North Atlantic LCC funded project to develop a decision support tool for an aquatic assessment of the Northeast. The presentation focuses on the development of a modeling methodology, process and outputs that came out of the modeling, and how stakeholders are needed for the project to be a success and develop quality assessment outputs.

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Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar Series

Conserving Private Lands in Perpetuity: Monitoring and Enforcement of Conservation Easements

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Can Landscape-scale Management Influence Insect Outbreak Dynamics

We hypothesized that landscape connectivity of host tree species increases forest susceptibility to insect pest damage. We evaluated this hypothesis for spruce budworm within a 6 million hectare “experimental” landscape at the international border between the Midwestern US and Canada, containing wilderness plus two contrasting harvest patterns (coarse vs. fine).

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LANDFIRE 2010 Twitter Teach-In

LANDFIRE ecologist Randy Swaty will tweet about LANDFIRE 2010 and provide links to maps, videos, guides, and more.

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Data Sharing and the AppLCC Web Portal

Video Presentation by Appalachian LCC GIS Specialist Paul Leonard that describes the vision and functionality of the AppLCC web portal in regards to sharing and visualizing data.

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South Atlantic LCC Natural Resource Indicator Process

Rua Mordecia, Science Coordinator with the South Atlantic LCC, provide an overview of the process the South Atlantic LCC took to identify Natural Resource Indicators.

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First Friday All Climate Change Talks

Frank Thompson, research wildlife biologist with the Forest Service Northern Research Station in Columbia, MO, will discuss “Changes in the abundance of tree species under climate projections for the Central Hardwoods and Central Appalachians.”

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USFS Landscape Science Webinar

When the past cannot predict the future: Using process-based landscape models to predict forest dynamics in a changing world.

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Assessing Regional Connectivity in Current and Future Landscapes

Connectivity among conservation reserves has long been recognized as necessary for long-term persistence of populations and continued evolution in anthropogenically-dominated landscapes.

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Community Engagement on Climate Response Decisions – The COAST Model

In this session of the Security and Sustainability Forum, Sam Merrill, professor at the Muske School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, and president of Catalysis Adaptation Partners will demonstrate COAST (COastal Adaptation to Sea level rise Tool)

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Providing the Science for Natural and Cultural Resource Adaptation to Climate Change

An Overview and Update of the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the DOI Climate Science Centers

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Integrating Natural Resource, Transportation, and Land Use Plans

What steps do you need to develop a comprehensive conservation strategy? How can agencies work together to create and share data for transportation and conservation planning? Find out on the next Eco-Logical Webinar: Integrating Natural Resource, Transportation and Land Use Plans.

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Private Land Conservation Programs from the Farm Bill and Other Sources

Join us for a discussion of current and future Farm Bill programs administered by the Forest Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Farm Service Agency that support private landowner efforts to protect working forests and conserve open space.

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Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Assessments of Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

Rising sea levels coupled with population growth along coasts make climate adaptation planning an imperative. The framework of ecosystem services can help managers understand how alternative management and climate scenarios are likely to affect a broad range of services delivered to people from coastal ecosystems.

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Appalachian LCC Activity Update to National Park Service

Coordinator Jean Brennan gave a webinar presentation on recent accomplishments and the future direction of the Appalachian LCC to the National Park Service (NPS) Natural Areas Team on October 18, 2012.

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Appalachian LCC Activity Update to National Park Service

Coordinator Jean Brennan gave a webinar presentation on recent accomplishments and the future direction of the Appalachian LCC to the National Park Service (NPS) Natural Areas Team on October 18, 2012.

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Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar Series

Discussion on Federal Landscape Conservation Initiatives with overviews from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Department of Defense.

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Northeast Climate Science Center Fall Colloquium: Translating Climate Science for Resource Managers

What stakeholders need to know about the relationships between water resources and climate change.

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Current Climate Science for Managers

A discussion about what the science tells us about climate change, how managers can use this science when delivering on-the-ground conservation, and how we communicate about this science.

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Structured Decison Making Webinar Series

Structured Decison Making Webinar Series

US Fish & Wildlife Service - NCTC Climate Change - Structured Decison Making Webinar Series

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Integrated Federal Resources for Ecosystem Protection

This webinar discusses the framework for federal resources coordination in regard to ecosystem protection, describing the objectives, integrating values, identifying priority areas, and protecting the landscape.

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Assessing the Impact of Projected Housing Density on High Priority Forest Birds

Dr. Todd Jones-Farrand, Science Coordinator, Central Hardwoods Bird Joint Venture

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Development by Design

Nels Johnson, Deputy State Director, and Tamara Gagnolet, Spatial Analyst, The Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvannia.

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Whole-System Landscape Vision

Thomas Minney, Central Appalachians Program Director

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Vulnerability Assessment

Assessing climate vulnerability and integrating this information into the planning process.

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Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change in Southern Florida's Everglades Landscape

Provides the viewer with an outline of the local climate change in south Florida, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service climate change strategic plan, an introduction into LCCs, and the potential alternative futures that can result from climate change.

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Using SDM to Ensure Landscape Scale Sustainability for Natural and Cultural Resources

Provides an overview of the South Atlantic LCC and the structured decision making process.

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John Tirpak PPT Presentation pdf

This webinar discusses the background and challenges to Conservation Planning Atlases (CPA), potential solutions, specifics of a CPA, and current progress and next steps.

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Conservation Planning Atlas

Dr. John Tirpak, Gulf Coast Plains and Ozark LCC, Science Coordinator

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Representative Species and Conservation Design

A presentation on the need for representative species to help develop maps, tools and landscape designs focused on providing habitat for multiple species, to help understand the current and future capability of landscapes to support fish and wildlife populations, and to help guide strategic decisions about how much of what habitat conservation actions are needed where to sustain populations.

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Representative Species and Conservation Design

Andrew Milliken,North Atlantic LCC, LCC Coordinator

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Landscape-scale Conservation Planning

A basic overview of the principles and methods for the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative, including a discussion on the major goals of landscape conservation.

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Landscape-scale Conservation Planning

A basic overview of the principles and methods for the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative, including a discussion on the major goals of landscape conservation.

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Landscape-scale Conservation Planning

A basic overview of the principles and methods for the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative, including a discussion on the major goals of landscape conservation.

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Conservation Adaptation Strategy

The Conservation Adaptation Strategy webinar provides a directional overview of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives in the Southeast, underscores the importance of calibrating science – the “For What” factor, and acknowledges critical steps being taken to ensure the emergence of a (Inter)National Network of LCCs.

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The Conservation Resource Webinar

Dr. Kenneth Elowe, Assistant Regional Director US Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Regional Office, Assistant Regional Director, Science Applications.

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