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Climate and Land Use Change science priorities

NC State University hosts the DOI/USGS Southeast Climate Science Center (SE CSC) and is beginning its phase 2 science planning to cover 2018-2023 and beyond. We are looking for your input on science and management needs related to strategic issues and problems that fish and wildlife agencies face in the southeastern US. Your guidance will help NC State University better meet its agreement for hosting and supporting the science mission of the SE CSC.

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Added by Sarah Friedl on April 21, 2017 at 3:25pm — No Comments

PostGIS Workshop

New workshop on data management in movement ecology, which will be held on May 8-12 at the University of Florida Ft. Lauderdale Research & Education Center in Davie, Florida.  During 5 days participants will learn how to set up a database system using PostGIS, and how to unleash its power by interfacing it to clients such as QGIS (visualization and GIS) and R (analysis). The entire training will be based on a real-world dataset (roe deer monitored using GPS telemetry and accelerometers,…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on April 5, 2017 at 12:54pm — No Comments

New Grant Opportunity!

The RFP for the EPA Wetland Program Development Grants has been posted to grants.gov.  The primary focus of these grants is to develop/refine state and tribal wetland programs.  A secondary focus is to develop/refine local (e.g. county or municipal) programs.  All monitoring and mapping projects…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on March 17, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

New Beginnings on Flyin D Ranch

From the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service:

New Beginnings on Flyin D Ranch

Ranching, agriculture new career for retirees in Okaloosa County…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on November 17, 2016 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation - November update

UPDATE

Conservation News for the Gulf of Mexico Region

November 3, 2016

 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program Seeks 2017 Gulf Guardian Nominations. 

The Gulf…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on November 9, 2016 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Oyster Habitat Restoration Project Underway

From The Nature Conservancy Florida:

Pensacola, FL | October 20, 2016

The Nature Conservancy announced the first steps in a three-year effort to design an oyster habitat restoration project along 6.5-miles of shoreline in East Bay near Pensacola, Florida. The Conservancy is partnering with CH2M and Ecology and Environment, Inc., to monitor, design and permit the…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on November 7, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Initiative 2017 Request for Proposals

From the Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Initiative:

Full Proposal Due Date: December 1, 2016 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time



The Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Program has approximately $975,000 to award in funding for grants this year. The majority of awards under this program will fall in the range of $25,000 to $250,000 range. However upper or lower limits to award size are not specified. A minimum of a 1:1 non-Federal match of cash and/or in-kind…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on November 4, 2016 at 10:19am — No Comments

Human Dimensions Broadcast: Behavior change strategies that work

From the USFWS National Conservation Training Center:

Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Conservation Broadcast Series

Series Description

Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Conservation addresses the relationship of people to the land and wildlife. In this series, we introduce you to the subject through educational broadcasts. The broadcasts provide up-to-date academic theory and on-the-ground natural resource management…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on November 3, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

New handbook of drought indicators and indices

A new handbook of drought indicators and indices from the Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) was recently published. The handbook, intended as a resource guide for practitioners, was developed by Mark Svoboda and Brian Fuchs of the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Access the handbook here:…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on November 1, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation - Oct. 25 Update

UPDATE

October 25, 2016

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Released Final Rule for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). 

 

NRCS recently released the final rule for the Agricultural Land Easement and…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on October 27, 2016 at 10:02am — No Comments

The PFLCC is hiring!

Two positions are currently open with the Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative (through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission), with both closing on November 1, 2016:

Marine/Estuarine Conservation Target Project Lead

View the full posting and apply at:…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on October 24, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Natural Resource Meeting Explains Farm Bill Programs, Seeks Recommendations

From USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service:

 

Gainesville, Fla., Oct. 20, 2016…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on October 20, 2016 at 9:51am — No Comments

New report: climate change threatens 90% of industries

From ClimateWire:

FINANCE:

Climate change threatens 90% of all industries — report…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on October 20, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Urban Warming Slows Growth and Photosynthesis in City Trees



From the Southeast Climate Science Center:

New research from North Carolina State University, supported by the Southeast CSC, shows that urban warming reduces growth and photosynthesis in city trees. The researchers found that insect pests are part of…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on October 18, 2016 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Tour Celebrates Santa Rosa County Ag Heritage

From the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service:

Tour Celebrates Santa Rosa County Ag Heritage…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on October 18, 2016 at 9:54am — No Comments

Working Forests Week is October 16-22

From the Florida Forest Stewardship Program:

This week is Working Forests Week, October 16-22

 

Florida’s forests and related industries are vital for today’s and tomorrow’s needs, and cover 17.3 million acres, nearly half of Florida’s…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on October 17, 2016 at 11:10am — No Comments

Website lauch for the North American Bird Conservation Initiative

The new website for the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) is up and running: http://nabci-us.org/. The new site provides information on the U.S. NABCI Committee, as well as directs members of the bird conservation community to information about national-level bird conservation partnerships and…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on October 14, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Conservation easement recently acquired within the Myakka Island Conservation Corridor Florida Forever project

The following links cover the October conservation easement acquisition over the Triangle Ranch, added by ARC to the Florida Forever List in 2014 as part of the Myakka Island Conservation Corridor:

Herald-Tribune article:…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on October 13, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Assistance Helps Farmers, Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources - Application deadline nears for financial assistance

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 12, 2016 — The Oct. 21 deadline is nearing for Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners to apply for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on October 12, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Call for Proposals: Gathering Input from Tribal Communities to Shape the Next National Climate Assessment

The National Climate Assessment is an ongoing project of the US Global Change Research Program (US GCRP) to document and summarize the impacts of climate on the United States, both current and future. The 3rd Climate Assessment was completed in 2014 and included a chapter specifically on issues faced by tribes (Indigenous Peoples, Lands and Resources Chapter,…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on October 11, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

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