July 2016 News and Views Posts (15)

New Report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Calls for Rigorous Monitoring to Evaluate Ecological Restoration in the Gulf of Mexico

From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine:

To improve and ensure the efficacy of restoration efforts in the Gulf of Mexico following Deepwater Horizon – the largest oil spill in U.S. history – a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends a set of best practices for monitoring and evaluating ecological restoration activities.  

 

The Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustee Council,…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on July 29, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

NOAA Office of Habitat Conservation announces 2016 Community-based Restoration Program Grants

From NOAA's Office of Habitat Conservation:

NOAA is recommending $9 million in funding for 17 habitat restoration projects! Recommended projects will restore habitats for coastal and marine species by opening river systems to fish passage, reconnecting rivers to their…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on July 28, 2016 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Latest issue of Fire Lines, the newsletter from the Southern Fire Exchange is now available

The Southern Fire Exchange has recently released its latest issue of their newsletter, Fire Lines. Articles in this issue from around the Southeast region include:

  • Climate Change and Southeastern Fire Potential Revisited
  • DEET Reduces Flame Resistance of Nomex…
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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on July 27, 2016 at 2:54pm — No Comments

NFWF Announced 2016 Awards for Gulf Coast Conservation Grants Program

From the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation:

Grants will enhance Gulf Coast habitats, bolster priority fish and wildlife populations, and strengthen resiliency within the coastal region

Washington, D.C., (July 14, 2016) – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the second round of grants from the Gulf Coast Conservation Grants…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on July 22, 2016 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast awarded National Watershed Grant for Myakka Island Conservation Corridor Project.

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast was awarded a three-year grant of $156,000 from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities for its Myakka Island Conservation Corridor project.  This grant…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on July 21, 2016 at 2:38pm — No Comments

USDA Grant Opportunity on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Climate Change

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture is requesting applications for the FY 2016 Agriculture & Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability & Change Challenge Area Program. Approximately $8.4 million is available to support research on climate…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on July 20, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

PFLCC GIS Coordinator position open - closing date is 7/25/2016

A GIS Coordinator position for the Peninsular Florida LCC is open until July 25. Interested candidates can view the full posting or apply by visiting:

https://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-909442&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any

Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on July 19, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Public comment sought on National Climate Assessment outline

The U.S. Global Change Research Program is seeking public comment on the proposed content and scope of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. Comments close on July 29, 2016. 

Learn more and access the outline at:…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on July 19, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Corridors in management: what is a "successful" corridor?

Article excerpt from the Conservation Corridor website:

Usually success in conservation is measured quantitatively, in the number of species protected or the acreage of land preserved.  But what about the underlying values and norms that influence how people determine success?   Success in conservation, and corridors specifically, is about more than just the numbers.

In their recent paper in Biological…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on July 18, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Three Military Bases, Ranges Added to Sentinel Landscape Partnership

From the United States Department of Agriculture:

Three Military Bases, Ranges Added to Sentinel Landscape Partnership

Shared priorities for conservation and land preservation converge to strengthen national defense

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2016—The…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on July 14, 2016 at 1:57pm — No Comments

2016 Sentinel Landscapes Designations Announced - Includes Avon Park Air Force Range

From the Sentinel Landscapes website:

2016 Sentinel Landscapes Designations Announced

The Sentinel Landscapes Partnership has announced the designation of Avon Park Air Force Range (AFR), Fla., Camp Ripley, Minn., and Eastern North Carolina as the newest Sentinel Landscapes. These designations officially recognize the role that working lands and natural resources play in…

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

Easy Way to Connect and Receive Conservation Help

From USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service:…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on July 8, 2016 at 4:51pm — No Comments

In Hot Water: Climate Change Is Affecting North American Fish

From BioClimate, the newsletter from the Climate Science Centers & National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center:

In Hot Water: Climate Change Is Affecting North American Fish

Climate change is already affecting the growth, reproduction, and geographic range of inland fish across North America – including some fish that are popular with anglers. Scientists supported by the…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on July 6, 2016 at 11:54am — No Comments

Eastern US needs 'connectivity' to help species escape climate change

For plants and animals fleeing rising temperatures, varying precipitation patterns and other effects of climate change, the eastern United States will need improved 'climate connectivity' for these species to have a better…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on July 5, 2016 at 4:54pm — No Comments

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