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Round up of news and events from the North Atlantic LCC, as well as other news of note in the conservation community.

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New report provides regional perspective on the conservation status of plants

New report provides regional perspective on the conservation status of plants

In response to a need for better information about the location and status of rare and endemic plant species in the North Atlantic region, a team of botanists led by NatureServe conducted a broad-scale conservation assessment for vascular plants that occur from Virginia to Maritime Canada.

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Partners reach fish passage milestone ahead of schedule in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

Partners reach fish passage milestone ahead of schedule in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

Progress report shows 1,126 new miles of stream were opened to fish passage in the basin between 2012 and 2016, surpassing the 1,000-mile goal set by partners.

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In New York, priorities for public safety and conservation converge at road-stream crossings

In New York, priorities for public safety and conservation converge at road-stream crossings

Historic flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011 demonstrated the need to update bridges and culverts in New York for public safety and aquatic passage. Now partners across the state are using resources from the North Atlantic LCC-supported North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative to find opportunities to work together on updating road-stream crossings for the benefit of people, fish, and wildlife.

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New study looks at ecological “tipping points” for coastal species to help manage for change

New study looks at ecological “tipping points” for coastal species to help manage for change

A new paper published by a team of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Ocean & Coastal Management synthesizes existing information on ecological thresholds related to environmental changes -- including sea-level rise and coastal storms -- for 45 species of coastal fish, wildlife, and plants selected because of their ecological, economic and cultural importance.

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NFWF announces more than $12.6 million in grants from Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund

NFWF announces more than $12.6 million in grants from Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund

Funding will support initiatives in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to improve water quality, storm-water infrastructure, and aquatic habitat, including a project using protocols developed by the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative.

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New conservation vision emphasizes vital roles for working lands and communities

New conservation vision emphasizes vital roles for working lands and communities

A report released by Harvard Forest and Highstead Foundation outlines a vision for conservation in New England that focuses on the interdependent role that forests, farms, and communities play in shaping the landscape.

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Maryland Trout Unlimited earns Gold Trout for conservation work in Chesapeake Bay watershed

Maryland Trout Unlimited earns Gold Trout for conservation work in Chesapeake Bay watershed

Trout Unlimited has given its highest honor to the Maryland Chapter in large part for its collaborative efforts to advance Eastern brook trout conservation in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, including by completing 50 road-stream crossing assessments in the Upper Gunpowder using regional protocols developed by the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC).

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Experts outline framework to monitor projects that use nature-based features

Experts outline framework to monitor projects that use nature-based features

Partners from Mid Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) and the National Wildlife Federation (NFW) have released a report that presents findings from experts in the field of Natural and Nature-Based Features who convened to develop a regionally standardized and coordinated approach to monitoring the performance of these projects after implementation.

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Nature’s Network helps open new doors to climate corridors in Maine

Nature’s Network helps open new doors to climate corridors in Maine

More than 50 conservation practitioners working in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and maritime Canada attended a training at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve to learn how landscape scale datasets can help them protect and connect sites that are most likely to support biodiversity in the face of climate change.

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Upcoming Events
RESCHEDULED: Atlantic Salmon Recovery Framework Meeting for the Merrymeeting Bay SHRU Dec 12, 2017 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Chewonki Camp - 485 Chewonki Neck Road, Wiscasset, ME
Atlantic Salmon Ecosystems Forum Jan 17, 2018 - Jan 18, 2018 — University of Maine's Wells Conference Center in Orono, ME.
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