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SE FireMap Phase II: Developing the Decision Support System Webinar

SE FireMap Phase II: Developing the Decision Support System Webinar

A free and open webinar for practitioners and the public to learn about the Southeast (SE) FireMap and next steps in its development as an operational decision-support tool for resource managers. In this next phase, the SE FireMap aims to provide up-to-date information to support fire management and conservation efforts. Representatives from USDA-NRCS, Tall Timbers Research, and USGS lead the webinar.

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Incorporating the Benefits of Natural and Working Lands in Conservation Planning

Incorporating the Benefits of Natural and Working Lands in Conservation Planning

Katie Warnell, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, gave this seminar March 22, 2022, as part of our Spring virtual science seminar series highlighting SE CASC funded projects supporting resource management actions across the Southeast.

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Stakeholder Webinar: Understanding the Human Dimensions of Private Lands Conservation and Management

Stakeholder Webinar: Understanding the Human Dimensions of Private Lands Conservation and Management

Series of speakers on human dimensions of working with private landowners to effect conservation.

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Conservation Design: An online geospatial portal

Conservation Design: An online geospatial portal

Conservation Design: An online geospatial portal

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Working With Farmers and Landowners in NY to Restore Bog Turtle Habitat Powerpoint Presentation

Working With Farmers and Landowners in NY to Restore Bog Turtle Habitat Powerpoint Presentation

Approximately 15 minute presentation on conducting bog turtle habitat conservation through Farm Bill programs on private lands, and how to work with private landowners. Presented by Elizabeth Marks of NRCS, an Area Biologist in upstate NY who has extensive experience with this topic.

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Virtual tour: Native Warm Season Grass Grazing

Virtual tour: Native Warm Season Grass Grazing

Join a tour of pasture lands that use native warm season grasses to provide good grazing for livestock and invaluable habitat, food, and shelter for native wildlife. The video highlights the benefits of different native grasses and how quickly these grasses can benefit working lands. Developed and provided by Ohio NRCS, Ohio State University Extension, the Madison Soil and Water Conservation District, and Quail/Pheasants Forever. Released September 2020.

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Producer Adoption of Native Grass Forages

Producer Adoption of Native Grass Forages

Pat Keyser (Center for Native Grasslands, University of Tennessee) describes opportunities for practitioners to better partner with livestock producers to adopt native grass forages and advance working lands conservation. What is good for the cows is good for native species too. This webinar was presented as part of the Mississippi Flyway Summit in September 2020.

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Landscape-scale Conservation Planning

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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The 5 Principles of Soil Health

The 5 Principles of Soil Health

Presented by Tony Richards, a conservation planner in Tremonton, UT.

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How To Use The LP Expertise Search

How To Use The LP Expertise Search

This video will introduce you to the Landscape Partnership Expertise Directory. The Expertise Directory is a searchable database that simplifies the process of identifying collaborators for research, funding, and projects. It provides users with access to nonprofit leaders, scientists, academics, conservation agency staff, farmers, and landowners. In this tutorial, you will learn how to: create your profile to showcase your own expertise, use the Profile and Map Search to find contacts for your projects, and export a spreadsheet of your search results.

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Carol Denhof: The Longleaf Alliance

Carol Denhof: The Longleaf Alliance

Carol Denhof, President of the Longleaf Alliance, discusses landscape-level conservation of longleaf pine ecosystems across the Southeast and the role of collaboration between the Alliance, landowners/farmers, NRCS, and others.

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Addie Thornton: Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability

Addie Thornton: Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability

Addie Thornton, Project Manager of the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS), discusses how diverse stakeholders from the military and conservation space can learn from one another and work together to achieve meaningful outcomes at a landscape level.

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Peter Stangel: U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities

Peter Stangel: U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities

Peter Stangel, Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, discusses the importance of landscape-level conservation and partnerships as well as his vision for future collaboration.

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Partnerships on Working Lands

Partnerships on Working Lands

Across the West, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is working with ranchers, federal and state partners, and other non-profit organizations to support conservation on working lands.

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More Quail Per Bale: Precision Conservation for a More Sustainable Future

More Quail Per Bale: Precision Conservation for a More Sustainable Future

How farming and quail management can be compatible on working lands.

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Forest Certification and Quail Conservation: What’s the Intersection?: Paul Trianosky

Forest Certification and Quail Conservation: What’s the Intersection?: Paul Trianosky

Paul Trianosky speaking at the WLFW Northern Bobwhite, Grasslands and Savannas National Partnership Meeting. February 23, 2021. Paul is the Chief Conservation Officer at Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

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Partnerships in Conservation: Linking economics and wildlife habitat in on-farm program delivery: Kira Everhart-Valentine

Partnerships in Conservation: Linking economics and wildlife habitat in on-farm program delivery: Kira Everhart-Valentine

Kira Everhart-Valentine speaking at the WLFW Northern Bobwhite, Grasslands and Savannas Partnership Meeting. February 23, 2021. Kira is the Sustainability Director of the United Sorghum Checkoff Program.

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Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever: The Habitat Organization: Ryan Heiniger

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever: The Habitat Organization: Ryan Heiniger

Ryan Heiniger speaking about precision agriculture at the Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW): Northern bobwhite, Grasslands and Savannas National Partnership Meeting. February 23, 2021. Ryan is the Director of Agriculture and Conservation Innovation at Pheasant Forever/Quail Forever.

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Precision Agriculture and Conservation Opportunities: Dr. Mark McConnell

Precision Agriculture and Conservation Opportunities: Dr. Mark McConnell

Dr. Mark McConnell presenting at the Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW): Northern bobwhite, Grasslands and Savannas National Partnership Meeting on February 23, 2021. Mark is an Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Management at Mississippi State University.

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Planting Native Grasses: Missouri Forage and Livestock Series

Planting Native Grasses: Missouri Forage and Livestock Series

Pat Keyser (University of Tennessee) and Rick Rath (Missouri Department of Conservation) share about establishing and managing native grasses on pasture lands. Native grasses benefit not only livestock, but wildlife too. This webinar can help practitioners and landowners alike. Filmed January 20, 2021 - Missouri Forage and Livestock Series

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Introducing Habitat Restoration for Black Duck

Introducing Habitat Restoration for Black Duck

An intro video for landowners, farmers, and others to learn about ways to increase habitat for the American Black Duck in partnership with NRCS and the Delaware Conservation Partnership

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Appalachian LCC Integrating Cultural Resources Research Webinar

Appalachian LCC Integrating Cultural Resources Research Webinar

Presentation by Dr. Tim Murtha of Penn State University on a collaborative research project sponsored by the National Park Service and the Appalachian LCC, which seeks to integrate cultural resources, such as historic bridges and Civil War Battlefields, into landscape conservation planning and design to emphasize both natural and cultural resources in defining conservation priorities.

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The eDNAtlas and Archive for aquatic taxa in Western North America

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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"Riparian" Episode 309 | Tennessee Uncharted

"Riparian" Episode 309 | Tennessee Uncharted

With 2016’s devastating wildfires and learning about riparian zones feeding Tennessee’s waterways, host Erick Baker discovers that sometimes it takes science to restore faith in our ability to take care of our fair state.

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Haywood Waterways Kids in the Creek

Haywood Waterways Kids in the Creek

Kids in the Creek was created by the Tennessee Valley Authority and brought to Haywood County in 1997. The purpose is to expose 8th grade students to hands-on activities that raise awareness of the importance of clean water and the issues that could degrade water quality. The students rotate among four stations: the EnviroScape watershed model, water chemistry, fish, and benthic macroinvertebrates. At the fish station, the students collect data for a classroom exercise that ties everything together.

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Haywood Waterways Watershed Restoration 2015

Haywood Waterways Watershed Restoration 2015

A look into restoration efforts in Haywood County, NC from the Haywood Waterways Association.

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Saving Southern Appalachian Brook Trout

Saving Southern Appalachian Brook Trout

The Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute (TNACI) is working with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and other partners to save wild populations of Southern Appalachian Brook Trout. This species is Tennessee's only native trout species.

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TN Wild Side - Conservation Fisheries...Saving Our Fish

TN Wild Side - Conservation Fisheries...Saving Our Fish

Over the years we've encountered some very special people and organizations dedicated to preserving the Wild Side of our great state. All have the common goal of ensuring a more certain future for wildlife and their habitat. That's why we like to tell you about the good work being done by groups like Conservation Fisheries Incorporated. C-F-I is dedicated to preserving the biodiversity of our rivers and streams, often working to save small fish eliminated or badly harmed by pollution or habitat destruction. Wild Side Guide Alan Griggs tells the story of Pat Rakes and J.R. Shute, two University of Tennessee students who took their passion for our natural waters to a new level, in the process creating a better world for us all.

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TN Wild Side - Hiwassee Land Preservation

TN Wild Side - Hiwassee Land Preservation

These days, there are a lot more people trying to live on the same amount of land. That's certainly the case here in Tennessee, where our population is growing faster than the national average. Right now over 6 million people live in our state, a number expected to grow to over 7 million within the next 15 years. Which means the struggle to balance development and preservation is only going to get harder. That's why it's becoming even more important that all of us get involved in helping protect biologically, historically, and visually significant parts of our state. Wild Side Guide Craig Owensby takes us to one such place along the Tennessee River north of Chattanooga, where the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, The Land Trust for Tennessee, and community volunteers worked together to protect a Tennessee treasure.

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TN Wild Side - Brook Trout Restoration

TN Wild Side - Brook Trout Restoration

The Southern Appalachian Brook Trout is small... so small in fact that a trophy fish is only nine inches long. This beautiful fish, vibrant with shimmery, bright colors is considered a prize catch, largely because the brook trout is a rare and elusive resident of Tennessee waters. It's the only trout native to our state and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and others are trying to make sure it doesn't disappear. Wild Side Guide Alan Griggs takes us to the Cherokee National Forest near Tellico Plains, where some young brook trout are returning home after nearly being wiped out in their mountain habitat.

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TN Wild Side - Salamander Survey

TN Wild Side - Salamander Survey

They're slithery and slimy and so shy we rarely see them. But to those who know about them they are beautiful sights. That's because salamanders are an indicator of just how healthy their home is. Since their home is the woods and water, that's just about everywhere. In this case, we mean the Bear Hollow Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Franklin County. That's where you'll find Barking Frog Swamp, some hard-working Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency biologists, a slew of salamanders, and Wild Side Guide Alan Griggs, all trying to learn more about these often overlooked creatures.

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TN Wild Side - Duck River Cleanup

TN Wild Side - Duck River Cleanup

The Duck River is one of the most beautiful and aquatically diverse streams in North America. As it meanders through Middle Tennessee it's used for fishing, boating, and even as a source for drinking water. That's why it's important to keep the Duck clear of trash and natural debris. It's not easy. Uncaring people can easily pollute rivers like the Duck with discarded tires, old boats, and even a shopping cart or two. But thankfully there are volunteers like the ones we met near Columbia, Tennessee whose love for the river includes getting down and dirty. Wild Side Guide Janet Ivey tells us more.

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Coldwater Research Career Connection: North Carolina Triploid Trout Project

Coldwater Research Career Connection: North Carolina Triploid Trout Project

Recently, Coldwater Research Coordinator Jacob Rash with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission spoke with Christine Muth, a biology teacher with the N.C. School of Science and Math, to discuss about stocking triploid trout (sterile) into North Carolina's mountain trout waters. They also discussed careers in fisheries to share with students at the N.C. School of Science and Math. This video provides an overview of how and why the Commission produces these sterile fish. In addition, there is discussion about the field of fisheries science and how folks can become involved. Video by the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

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Flexing Their Mussels - Restoration of the Cheoah River

Flexing Their Mussels - Restoration of the Cheoah River

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's (NCWRC) mussel breeding program helps augment some declining populations and save others from extinction. There are about 17 places in the United States that grow freshwater mussels, but many of those are for research purposes. The Marion facility has held 17 of the approximately 50 species in North Carolina and has propagated seven species to bolster local populations throughout the state. Biologists Rachel Hoch, David Deaton and Peter Lamb are leading the effort in Marion with the help of the NCWRC's Aquatic Wildlife Diversity Program staff.

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Partnering to Connect Citico Creek

Partnering to Connect Citico Creek

Dam removal projects are best done in partnership and one of the best examples is the Upper Citico Creek dam removal project in Tennessee’s Cherokee National Forest highlighted in our short film Connecting Citico Creek. American Rivers teamed up with two federal agencies, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service, to achieve the common goal of restoring aquatic habitat. Each partner brought their expertise and resources to the table to produce an efficient, high quality, low cost victory in the Little Tennessee River watershed.

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Spot fin Chub Spawning in Tellico River

Spot fin Chub Spawning in Tellico River

For a little more than 10 years, Conservation Fisheries has been working to re-establish spotfin chub into the Tellico River in eastern Tennessee. These spectacular, turquoise minnows (only the males develop this color and only during summertime spawning), are highly specialized and closely associated with clean, current swept, bedrock habitats. During spawning season, the males become very territorial and stake out crevices in the rocks where the females will ultimately deposit the eggs. While males vigorously defend these territories, they do not provide any direct care to the eggs and larvae. The spotfin chub is federally threatened.

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Citico Creek Buffalo Run

Citico Creek Buffalo Run

At this point, the buffalo, Ictiobus spp. (Probably mixed crowd!) along with some nice big silver redhorse, Moxostoma anisurum, were milling around the creek in pretty good numbers. No spawning events were seen and the schools appeared to be primarily males.... just waiting on the females to arrive! This spectacular event takes place in early April every year in Citico Creek and other numerous other streams in our area. Citico Creek is located on the Cherokee National Forest and is perhaps one of the nicest medium-sized streams in the southern Appalachians! Film by Conservation Fisheries Inc.

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Snorkel Survey in the Tellico River, Cherokee National Forest

Snorkel Survey in the Tellico River, Cherokee National Forest

On August 15, 2013 Conservation Fisheries, Inc. snorkeled the Tellico River in search of some of the imperiled fishes they have been working to restore to this river. This was the first time they ventured out with a new GoPro Black Hero 3. This video captures great numbers of spotfin chubs, Erimonax monachus, Smoky madtoms, Noturus baileyi and Citico darters, Etheostoma sitikuense. Some of the male spotfin chubs were spectacular! Enjoy!

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Floating the Conasauga or Just Another Day at the Office

Floating the Conasauga or Just Another Day at the Office

No, all of our days are not this nice, but this one was a pretty good one! A beautiful July day, not too hot, clear blue sky and pretty good water conditions! The Conasauga is one of our favorite rivers to work! It originates in North Georgia, flows north into Tennessee, then flirts with the state line until finally turning back south into Georgia. Video by Conservation Fisheries Inc.

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Happy Holidays from CFI

Happy Holidays from CFI

Just a short video from the Conservation Fisheries Inc. of some of the beautiful rivers and streams in this part of the world. You may recognize some of them! Happy Holidays from all of us at CFI.

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A Deeper Creek - The Watchable Waters of Appalachia

A Deeper Creek - The Watchable Waters of Appalachia

A virtual dive into some of North America's richest rivers, and a fun look at an innovative river snorkeling program that has brought thousands of citizen snorkelers to the vibrant waters of Southern Appalachia. Video by Freshwaters Illustrated.

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Bringing Back the Brooks - A Revival of the South’s Trout

Bringing Back the Brooks - A Revival of the South’s Trout

Freshwater Illustrated and the U.S. Forest Service serve a poetic look at a forgotten native of Appalachia, the Southern Appalachian Brook Trout, which is being brought back from the brink… by hand, bucket, and hoof.

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Boone Watershed Partnership

Boone Watershed Partnership

Video by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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Drought Prompts Endangered Fish Rescue

Drought Prompts Endangered Fish Rescue

The Tennessee Aquarium and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service launched a fish rescue on November 22. The historic drought conditions had reduced the number of locations where the federally endangered Laurel Dace are found. Most of the streams where these brightly colored fish are found have dried up, leaving only a few shallow pools. Only 18 Laurel Dace were recovered and brought back to the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute for an "ark population," in case this species disappears in the wild. Hopefully these 18 fish will reproduce in the spring allowing scientists an opportunity to bolster the diminishing populations of Laurel Dace in Tennessee.

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Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute - Freshwater Biodiversity

Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute - Freshwater Biodiversity

The warm waters of the southeastern United States are home to an amazing diversity of animals and habitats. The Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute (TNACI) works to protect and sustain the region's natural treasures and bring people of all ages closer to nature. Help us celebrate and care for these riches in our backyards.

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Mapping our Rivers in High Definition

Mapping our Rivers in High Definition

A project video produced by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) for Trutta Consulting LLC High Definition Stream Survey (HDSS) of the Caney Fork River below Center Hill Dam. The project was supported by the Cumberland Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and TWRA. We also worked with TWRA fisheries sampling crew to video and GPS their trout surveys that were completed at the same time as the HDSS project. This allows us to see the conditions that the fish were captured and determine what areas of the river are best for trout at different flow conditions.

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Endangered Mussels Released into the Clinch River, Largest Release in Eastern US

Endangered Mussels Released into the Clinch River, Largest Release in Eastern US

Biologists from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), and partners from Virginia Tech, the Nature Conservancy, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stocked thousands of mussels into the Clinch River, Russell County. The Clinch River has more species of endangered freshwater mussels than any other river in North America. Elementary school students from Cleveland, VA, participated in the event, and learned about the many functions of mussels, including providing habitat for fish, becoming food for many other animals, and filtering and cleaning the water in our streams and rivers. Over 3,500 federally-endangered mussels were produced at the Department's Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center in Marion, Virginia.

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Managing Forests for Birds Video Series

Managing Forests for Birds Video Series

A new video series by the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative highlights the importance of proper forest management in improving a diversity of habitat for birds and other wildlife.

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Tangible Landscape as a tool for modeling and science communication

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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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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Conserving Imperiled Aquatic Species in the UTRB

Conserving Imperiled Aquatic Species in the UTRB

A team of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service scientists, with assistance from U.S. Geological Survey, have developed a collaborative conservation strategy examining cost-effective approaches for efforts to conserve and manage 36 imperiled freshwater fish and mussel species in the 22,360 square-mile Upper Tennessee River Basin.

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Environmental Educator Broadcast: Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

Environmental Educator Broadcast: Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

On August 26th, Appalachian LCC Coordinator Jean Brennan, National LCC Coordinator Elsa Haubold, and National LCC Communication Coordinator Laura McClean participated in a live broadcast that provided an update on the work of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) to environmental educators.

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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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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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Riparian Restoration Decision Support Tool

Riparian Restoration Decision Support Tool

An innovative riparian planting and restoration decision support tool is now available to the conservation community. This user-friendly tool allows managers and decision-makers to rapidly identify and prioritize areas along the banks of rivers, streams, and lakes for restoration, making these ecosystems more resilient to disturbance and future changes in climate. It will also help the conservation community invest limited conservation dollars wisely, helping to deliver sustainable resources.

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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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Energy Forecast Mapping Tool Tutorial

Energy Forecast Mapping Tool Tutorial

This video presentation by Judy Dunscomb, Senior Conservation Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, provides a detailed overview of how to use the Energy Forecast Mapping Tool.

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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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Data Needs Assessment Research Update

Data Needs Assessment Research Update

This presentation from Dr. Robert Baldwin of Clemson University provides an update to the Steering Committee on the Appalachian LCC funded research project. The Data Needs Assessment project is evaluating existing spatial data, assembling public data in geodatabase, defining conservation planning tasks that can be accomplished, identifying problems to address if data gaps are filled, interpreting uses of data, and conducting analysis of ongoing planning efforts.

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GIS & Conservation Planning Portal Overview

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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GIS & Conservation Planning Portal Overview

GIS & Conservation Planning Portal Overview

Paul Leonard provides a general overview regarding the new GIS & Conservation Planning Portal within the Appalachian LCC Web Portal. This new area of the website is intended for broad dissemination of conservation literature, tools, and other resources to help guide land managers with on-the-ground conservation action throughout the region. Users can also find a framework that supports a systematic conservation planning effort. This framework ranges from setting conservation targets to ultimately measuring conservation success. The tab structure of this portal is meant to progress in an intuitive manner which fosters an environment of informed and strategic planning. In addition, tools such as a web-enabled map viewer and decision support models can be dynamically executed.

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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments Project Update

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments Project Update

This presentation from Lesley Sneddon of NatureServe provides an update to the Steering Committee on a Appalachian LCC funded research project. Research is compiling climate change vulnerability assessments and other relevant information on vulnerable species and habitats, discerning the various methodologies and criteria used in these assessments, and using a team of expert peer reviewers to recommend the most efficient, effective, and appropriate methods for adoption by the Appalachian LCC for conservation and adaptation planning. The recommended method will then be deployed, resulting in vulnerability assessments for a suite of key species/habitats selected in consultation with partners of the Appalachian LCC.

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

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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Conservation Planning Process

Conservation Planning Process

Conservation planning identifies and prioritizes lands that encompass important natural or cultural resources across the landscape (e.g., critical watersheds, habitat for rare or threatened species) and develops protection and management strategies for these lands. It is a process where science is at the core of planning, but the science is informed by groups of stakeholders using their on-the-ground knowledge and expertise. Dr. Robert Baldwin of Clemson University explains in this video the steps involved in the conservation planning process.

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Conservation Planning

Conservation Planning

Conservation planning identifies and prioritizes lands that encompass important natural or cultural resources across the landscape (e.g., critical watersheds, habitat for rare or threatened species) and develops protection and management strategies for these lands. It is a process where science is at the core of planning, but the science is informed by groups of stakeholders using their on-the-ground knowledge and expertise.

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South Atlantic LCC Natural Resource Indicator Process

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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Assessing Regional Connectivity in Current and Future Landscapes

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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John Tirpak PPT Presentation pdf

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

Conservation Planning Atlas

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

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Representative Species and Conservation Design

Representative Species and Conservation Design

Andrew Milliken,North Atlantic LCC, LCC Coordinator

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Representative Species and Conservation Design

Representative Species and Conservation Design

Andrew Milliken,North Atlantic LCC, LCC Coordinator

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The Conservation Resource Webinar

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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Landscape-scale Conservation Planning

Landscape-scale Conservation Planning

Dr. Rob Baldwin, Professor, Clemson University

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Landscape-scale Conservation Planning

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. Dr. Rob Baldwin, Professor, Clemson University

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Landscape-scale Conservation Planning

Landscape-scale Conservation Planning

Dr. Rob Baldwin, Professor, Clemson University

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