September 2014 News and Views Posts (19)

PFLCC Partner Update: Statewide Assessment of Conservation Priorities and Impacts to Biodiversity from Sea-level Rise and Land Use Change

PFLCC Partner Update: Statewide Assessment of Conservation Priorities and Impacts to Biodiversity from Sea-level Rise and Land Use Change

 

Researchers from the University of Florida (UF) Center for Landscape Conservation Planning, the University of Central Florida (UCF), Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI), and Valdosta State University (VSU) have recently completed a statewide assessment of conservation priorities and impacts from the interacting threats of…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 30, 2014 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Webinar Watch: Modeling and Abating the Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Five Estuaries in the Gulf of Mexic

Laura Geselbracht of the Nature Conservancy and the mangrove team lead for the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment will be presenting a webinar on Modeling and Abating the Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Five Estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico.

The webinar is Wednesday, October 1 at 3pm EDT.  The webinar link and conference line information are provided below. To learn more about the project, read the…

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Added by Amanda Watson on September 29, 2014 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Releases Restoration Project Story Map

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) recently released it's Restoration Project Story Map identifying all projects in Florida currently funded through the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) program, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's (NFWF) Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF), and through pre-RESTORE Act settlement with MOEX.  The user-friendly story map can be found…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 25, 2014 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Progress Report Released on the National Fish, Wildlife & Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy: LCCs Highlighted

 

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives were highlighted in a report released on Monday as an example of taking action to help fish, wildlife and plants adapt to climate change by enhancing capacity for effective management. LCCs are critical in having a coordinated response to climate change at landscape scales. See page 24 of the…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 25, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

State Climate Office of North Carolina at NC State University Seeking Research Assistant to Support Climate Prepardness of Working Lands in the South

The State Climate Office of North Carolina at NC State University is seeking a Research Assistant to support an emerging venture with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) focused on supporting climate preparedness of working lands in the south through newly formed Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH). More information about SERCH is available at http://globalchange.ncsu.edu/serch/

 

In order to…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 25, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Update, 9/23: Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation

 

UPDATE

September 23, 2014

 

Gulf Partnership Announces New Matching Grants through Project Assistance Fund.  

 

The Gulf Partnership recently…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 25, 2014 at 10:41am — No Comments

10 Facts to Know about the GCVA

August and September have been busy months for the GCVA as we prepare to send out the Standardized Index of Vulnerability and Value Assessment (SIVVA) to habitat and species experts within the next few weeks.  Here are 10 things to know before the SIVVA launch:

  1. We are assessing the vulnerability of 4 pilot habitats: mangroves, oyster reefs, tidal emergent marsh, and barrier islands.
  2. We are assessing the vulnerability of …
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Added by Amanda Watson on September 19, 2014 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Conservation Program Funding Available for Florida Farmers and Ranchers: Application Period Open Until November 21st

Cost Share Helps Farmers, Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources

Application deadline for Environmental Quality Incentive Program Nov. 21

 

GAINESVILLE, FL, Sept. 16, 2014 — Florida farmers and ranchers can apply until Nov. 21 for financial assistance in fiscal year 2015 through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to improve soil, water, air, plants, animals and related resources.

 

Through EQIP, the…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 19, 2014 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Grant Funded Position Announcement: OPS F&W BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST IV for the Peninsular Florida LCC and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Interested in providing science support for the Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative?

There is currently a grant funded opening with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC):…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 16, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

USDA Awards Funds to Improve Conservation on Agricultural Lands

From the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service:

Gainesville, Fla., Sept. 15, 2014—USDA announced today it is awarding the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services $1 million in grant money to evaluate and improve renewable energy on individual farms, with an emphasis on historically underserved producers.

 

This is…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 15, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Climate Connections Podcasts: 90 Second Radio Spots on Issues Related to Climate Change

Climate Connections 90 Second Radio Spots is a daily public radio series produced by the Yale Center for Environmental Communication (YCEC).

Recent podcasts include:

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 15, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

NOAA Research Funding Opportunities Available in 2015

From the NOAA website:

The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science’s (NCCOS) Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR) has released three competitive Federal Funding Opportunities for the 2015 Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2014.

The competitive Federal Funding Announcements of Opportunity (FFOs), published in…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 12, 2014 at 11:52am — No Comments

Climate Outlook from the South Florida Ecological Services Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The South Florida Ecological Services Office, USFWS, has posted updated versions of the Climate Outlook and Climate Outlook…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 12, 2014 at 9:02am — No Comments

From the Gulf of Mexico Alliance: RESTORE Council Seeks Subject Matter Experts, Applications due by 10/10/2014

Restore Council Seeks Subject Matter Experts

The Restore Council is actively recruiting subject matter experts…
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Added by Lisa Thompson on September 11, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

September Update: Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation

 

UPDATE

September 3, 2014

 

Members of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) Invited to Submit Projects for Council-Selected Component.

 

Project…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 10, 2014 at 11:28am — No Comments

New Report Released: State of the Birds 2014

One hundred years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, the nation’s top bird science and conservation groups have come together to publish State of the Birds 2014—the most comprehensive review of long-term trend data for U.S. birds ever conducted. The results are mixed. The report finds bird populations declining across several key habitats, and includes a “watch list” of bird species in need of immediate conservation help. The report also reveals, however, that in areas where a…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 10, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

From USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service: Conservation Easements Preserve, Restore Florida Wetlands

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 3, 2014--The Archbold Biological Station occupies 5,200 acres of pristine Florida scrub habitat on the southern tip of the Lake Wales Ridge, considered an ecological wonder. This renowned research facility has hosted scientists from all over the world for almost 75 years. Its 2,000 scientific publications document the status and habits of its plants and animals that are found nowhere else on…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 5, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to present keynote address at the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation

 

 



WASHINGTON, D.C., September 3, 2014 -- Conference organizers are delighted to announce that Sally Jewell, the United States Secretary of the Interior, will present a keynote address at the mid-day plenary of the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation (NWLLC) on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

Secretary Jewell will share with Workshop participants…

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Added by Lisa Thompson on September 4, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Webinar Invitation: Learn about the Standardized Index of Vulnerability and Value Assessment

The Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment will be using the Standardized Index of Vulnerability and Value Assessment (SIVVA) to evaluate habitat and species vulnerability to changing conditions across the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.  Dr. Joshua Reece, one of the SIVVA creators, is giving a presentation about the assessment tool on September 4 from 12:00-1:00pm EDT.   This is a great opportunity to learn about a new vulnerability assessment and see how it’s been applied to habitats and species in…

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Added by Amanda Watson on September 2, 2014 at 1:46pm — 1 Comment

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