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How healthy are coastal habitats?

How healthy are coastal habitats?

A diverse team of experts recently completed the first landscape scale assessment of coastal habitats for the Long Island Sound Estuary.

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Partners in Maine search for cold water with shared regional database

Partners in Maine search for cold water with shared regional database

The LCC-supported SHEDS database is helping partners identify sweet spots for species like Atlantic salmon that depend on cold water and define Maine's natural heritage.

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For Regional Conservation Partnerships, Nature’s Network offers new perspective on familiar places

For Regional Conservation Partnerships, Nature’s Network offers new perspective on familiar places

At the annual Regional Conservation Partnerships (RCPs) Gathering hosted by the Highstead Foundation in Nashua, N.H., practitioners had the opportunity to learn how thinking big can support local conservation during a session on Nature’s Network, in which panelists shared examples of how different partners working at multiple scales are using regional data to refine strategic conservation planning.

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New tool will help conservation planners strategize around development risks

New tool will help conservation planners strategize around development risks

Developed by the Designing Sustainable Landscapes (DSL) project team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the new Sprawl model simulates development 70 years into the future for the Northeast region. Sprawl is just one component of the suite of models developed by DSL to assess ecological value across the region and predict how the landscape changes that have been incorporated into the Nature’s Network conservation design.

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NPS seeks applicants for climate adaptation workshop series

NPS seeks applicants for climate adaptation workshop series

An upcoming workshop series offers opportunities for National Park Service managers and partners to effectively incorporate climate adaptation approaches into collaborative projects. Coordinated by NPS Coastal Landscape Adaptation Coordinator Amanda Babson, who is a member of the North Atlantic LCC Steering Committee, the Northeast Region Climate Adaptation and Communication Workshop Series is open to practitioners involved in natural and cultural resource conservation. The application deadline is December 7th.

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News Archive

News Archive

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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