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Steering Committee Meeting: October 24 - 25, 2016

Agenda and related information for North Atlantic LCC Steering Committee meeting, October 24 - 25, 2016, in Lakeville, Connecticut

Meeting agenda

Agenda for North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative Fall Steering Committee Meeting Monday, October 24th - Tuesday, October 25th



North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Steering Committee Agenda

October 24, 2016 12:00 noon – 4:30

October 25, 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Interlaken Inn, Lakeville, Connecticut


Call in Information: Call Number: 866-762-5634 Passcode: 5866227#

Day 1 webinar: To view the presentations starting at 1:00 pm on Monday, October 24th, follow this link

Day 2 webinar:  To view the presentations starting at 8:00 am on Tuesday, October 25th, follow this link

Web page for handouts: 

Overall theme and goals for meeting:  Putting conservation on the ground with LCC tools: current progress and next steps.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Agenda items

Discussion leader, handouts, and presentations

Lunch (provided) 12:00 p.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions

Review agenda and goals for meeting

Key decisions and messages

Approve minutes from last meeting (April 6, 2016)

Acknowledge and thank Andrew Milliken

Ken Elowe (FWS), Bill Hyatt (Connecticut DEEP)

Handout 1 – Agenda

Handout 2 – Attendance List

Handout 3 – 4/6/2016 meeting minutes

1:00 p.m.
2. Action items from last Steering Committee call, and actions taken

Mike Slattery (LCC)

Handout 4 – Status of prior action items

1:20 p.m.

3. Review of project budgets and contracts

Expected Meeting Outcome: Understanding of LCC project budget and contract status

Scot Williamson (WMI)

Presentation: budget update

Handout 5 – Budget Summary

1:30 p.m.

4. Regional Conservation Opportunity Areas: How do we foster testing and use?

Expected Meeting Outcome: Shared understanding of next steps in improving, testing, and using RCOA tools

Overview and celebration of successful completion of v. 1.0

Testimonials from:

  • Becky Gwynn (VA Coastal Zone Management)
  • Gwen Brewer (Patuxent Waters Conservation Partnership)
  • Bill Hyatt or Patrick Comins (Salem Land Trust in Connecticut’s Eightmile River watershed)

LCC Staff, all

Presentation: Overview of RCOAs

Handout 6 –RCOA 1.0 Fact Sheet

1:45 p.m.
Break 2:45 p.m.

5. Regional Conservation Opportunity Areas 

  • Break-out groups will brainstorm priorities for collective effort
  • Report out results of group discussion
  • What’s in a name? RCOA


LCC Staff, all

Handout 7 – Break-out Group Discussion Guide

3:15 p.m.
Adjourn for day 4:30 p.m.
Group dinner: Morgan's (on premises, seasonal, farm-to-table fare) 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Agenda itemsDiscussion leader, handouts, and presentationsTime
Breakfast (provided) 8:00 a.m.
6. Review and reflections from Day 1 Ken Elowe, Bill Hyatt, all

7. Highlights and discussion on other science projects and resulting products

Steering Committee questions & discussion

Expected Meeting Outcome: Understanding of current status of science projects, products available, how they fit together and feedback from committee.


Scott Schwenk

Handout 8 - Science project updates


8:15 a.m.


8. Science Delivery: Status of efforts

a) Results of recent partner meetings – what we are hearing

b) Plan for utilization of approved resources

c) Discussion Expected Meeting Outcome: Update on progress of science delivery efforts and input on next steps


Steve Fuller

Handout 9 - Science delivery summary and progress


8:45 a.m.
Break 9:15 a.m.

9. Meeting the needs of partners: Strategic next steps for LCC including Science Needs and Science Delivery

Expected Meeting Outcome: Input on approach, timing, and scope of Science Needs and Science Delivery process for 2017 that incorporate partner needs


Mike Slattery, Steve Fuller, Scott Schwenk, all

Handout 10 - Next steps for science needs and science delivery

9:30 a.m.

10. LCC Network updates and budget

Update on LCC Network, FY17 Budget

Ken Elowe, Bill Hyatt, all 10:45 a.m.
11. LCC Communications check-in Bridget Macdonald, David Eisenhauer 11:00 a.m.

12. Highlights from Steering Committee members

Steering Committee members to report out on anything they would like that could be of interest to the broader group

Steering Committee members 11:15 a.m.
13. Other business, next meeting Bill Hyatt, Ken Elowe, all 11:30 a.m.
Adjourn 11:45 a.m.

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