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Connecticut River Pilot Core Team Meeting 07-25-2014

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Agenda: Connecticut River Pilot Core Team Meeting 07-25-2014

Agenda, Handouts and Presentation for July 25th Core Team Meeting in Hadley, Massachusetts from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Agenda

Connecticut River Pilot Core Team Meeting in

Hadley, Massachusetts

July 25, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

To view the full core team meeting as a WebEx recording, click here.

Notes/Summary from Meeting

TimeAgenda ItemsLinks to Related ContentWebinar Section Start Time
10:00

Quick updates  (Nancy McGarigal)

  • Preliminary results from team member questionnaire
  • August meeting date (change?)
  • Upcoming presentations on pilot project 
Survey Results 00:00
10:10

Terrestrial/Wetlands subteam update (Scott Schwenk)

Download Presentation 16:30
10:20 Aquatics subteam update (David Perkins) 

33:45

Subteam Update Discussion

40:00

10:30

Q&A session with UMASS (Kevin McGarigal) to address some frequently asked questions. At the end the floor will be open for any additional questions the team may have.

  1. How do IEI and TNC Resliency compare and contrast?
  2. What does the top x% of the core area selection mean exactly?
  3. What are the tradeoffs between using a top x % slice of the core area selection index versus an algorithmic approach to create core areas?
  4. How will we ensure well-distributed core areas across the watershed? (HUC 8s are recommended)
  5. How are we going to combine/display/represent both the aquatic and terrestrial/wetlands core areas?
  6. How are we going to display the landscape within and outside the core areas (a tiered versus continuous representation of values)?

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Watch Presentation (streaming)

44:45

 

 

1. 47:00

2. 1:23:45

 

3.  1:35:30

 

4. 2:01:00

 

5. 2:10:30

 

6. discussed in part during answer to question 3

11:40 Brief preview of next steps regarding corridors and linkages (Kevin McGarigal) [skipped for time]
N/A
12:00 Break
12:15 Terrestrial/Wetlands and Aquatics subteam breakout sessions (topics will tier off of last conf calls)
Webinar log-in information (please note the phone call in number too) for the initial full group session:

Topic: CT River pilot core team meeting 
Date: Friday, July 25, 2014 
Time: 9:30 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) 
Meeting Number: 746 321 520 
Meeting Password: 123 
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To join the online meeting (Now from mobile devices!) 
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1. Go to https://mmancusa.webex.com/mmancusa/j.php?MTID=m972739effc89852b36fc053bf387b2d4 
2. If requested, enter your name and email address. 
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: 123 
4. Click "Join". 
To view in other time zones or languages, please click here:

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To join the teleconference 
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Teleconference Number: 866-762-5634 

Participant Passcode: 5866227 

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For assistance 
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1. Go to https://mmancusa.webex.com/mmancusa/mc 
2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support". 
For FWS contact : 
heather_zackaricz@fws.gov 
1-4132538255 
To add this meeting to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link: 
https://mmancusa.webex.com/mmancusa/j.php?MTID=md6156290a38e4e4ebd575a2e077e758d 


For the aquatic subteam break out session after break, here is the call-in information: 

phone: 866-703-6141
participant passcode: 7242137#


Document: Core Team Meeting Notes 07-25-2014

Notes and summary from July Core Team Meeting

Download File:

2014-07-25 Core Team Meeting Notes.pdf — PDF document, 112 kB (115,551 bytes)

Review of Key Concepts and Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions

Designing Sustainable Landscapes in the Northeast: A project of the NALCC and the Northeast Climate Science Center. Landscape Conservation Design, June 2014. Updated presentation posted 7/28/2014.
Review of Key Concepts and Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions

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DSL.LCD.july.2014.update.pdf — PDF document, 3,168 kB (3,244,132 bytes)

Terrestial and Wetlands Subteam Update

Slides for the subteam update at the July Core Team meeting

Download File:

CT_River_Pilot_Terr_Subteam_Update_07_25_14.pdf — PDF document, 817 kB (837,534 bytes)

Map: CT River Watershed - IEI and Resiliency

DRAFT Maps for illustrative purposes only. Side by side maps of the entire Connecticut River Watershed. The Index of Ecological Integrity (UMass) and Resilient Sites for Terrestrial Conservation (The Nature Conservancy) are shown. These are two of the spatial datasets to be incorporated into the overall selection index for the conservation design.
Map: CT River Watershed - IEI and Resiliency

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draft_iei_resilience.pdf — PDF document, 8,187 kB (8,384,063 bytes)

Map: CT River Watershed - Combined IEI, Resiliency

DRAFT Maps for illustrative purposes only. Side by side maps of the entire Connecticut River Watershed. The Index of Ecological Integrity (UMass) and Resilient Sites for Terrestrial Conservation (The Nature Conservancy) are combined to highlight areas where these two indices align or diverge in their relative assessment of the landscape. These are two of the spatial datasets to be incorporated into the overall selection index for the conservation design.
Map: CT River Watershed - Combined IEI, Resiliency

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draft_iei_resilience_subtract.pdf — PDF document, 8,190 kB (8,386,949 bytes)

Map: CT River Watershed - Stream Temperature, Rare Systems

DRAFT Maps for illustrative purposes only. Side by side maps of the entire Connecticut River Watershed. Headwater stream temperature sensitivity (USGS) and Rare Natural Communities are shown. These are two of the spatial datasets to be incorporated into the overall selection index for the conservation design.
Map: CT River Watershed - Stream Temperature, Rare Systems

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draft_streamtemp_raresystems.pdf — PDF document, 5,611 kB (5,746,514 bytes)

Map: CT River Watershed - Terrestrial Core Areas

DRAFT Maps for illustrative purposes only. Side by side maps of the entire Connecticut River Watershed. Two methods of creating core terrestrial areas are shown: the continuously scaled draft selection index and the kernel-expansion method in which the top 5% of the index (at left) is used as seeds to grow core areas until 30% of the landscape is represented.
Map: CT River Watershed - Terrestrial Core Areas

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draft_terrestrialcores.pdf — PDF document, 9,869 kB (10,106,433 bytes)

Map: CT River Watershed - Terrestrial and Aquatic Cores

DRAFT Maps for illustrative purposes only. Side by side maps of the entire Connecticut River Watershed. These maps show (1) potential terrestrial cores contrasting the slicing vs. the kernel approach and (2) a preliminary example of how the aquatic cores might look. Both are highly subject to change.
Map: CT River Watershed - Terrestrial and Aquatic Cores

Download File:

draft_terrestrial_aquatic_cores2.pdf — PDF document, 6,049 kB (6,194,506 bytes)

Webinar: Audio and Video from July Core Team Meeting

Recording of the morning Connecticut River Pilot Core Team Meeting on July 25, 2014.

Webinar: Audio and Video from July Core Team Meeting - Read More…

Document: Ecosystem Goals, Objectives, and Tradeoffs (07-21-2014)

Overview provided by Scott Schwenk on the Ecosystem goal, general and specific objectives, and tradeoffs related to specific decisions about the conservation design strategy.

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CTRW ecosystem goals & objectives.docx — application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 28 kB (29,465 bytes)