December 2014 News and Views Posts (13)

USDA extends public comment period for Conservation Stewardship Program Rule until January 20th, 2015

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2014 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is extending the public comment period on the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) interim rule. Public comments will be accepted through January 20, 2015.

“This extension will provide stakeholders with additional time to comment on the CSP interim rule,” Chief Jason Weller said. “At nearly 70 million…

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Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation - Update, December 18, 2014

UPDATE

December 18, 2014

The Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation(Gulf Partnership) Welcomes 31st Partner Organization: the Colorado River Land Trust (CRLT). 

  

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the CRLT works to…

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Conservation Initiatives for Florida Agricultural Producers - Application Period Open Now through March 20

A New Sign-up for Conservation Initiatives

Florida Ag Producers can apply for financial assistance until March 20

 

Gainesville, Fla., Dec. 16, 2014 – Agricultural producers can apply until March 20th for 2015 financial assistance to make natural resource improvements through several specific initiatives.

 

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service…

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Gulf Restoration Updates from the Gulf of Mexico Alliance

Gulf Restoration Updates from the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, December 19, 2014

 

Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council

The Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council has two items open for public comment:

1.  Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council's Competitive Process for Selection of the State of Alabama's Center of Excellence:  click here to view…

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Longleaf and Longbeards: Pine Forests Vital for Wildlife Habitat in the Southeast

Photo by Ricky Lackey: A newly-planted 78-acre stand of longleaf pine flourishes in Duval County, Florida. USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service helped the landowner with financial and technical assistance to restore this stand.

 

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Florida Forever Project Ranking Recommendations Completed

ACQUISITION AND RESTORATION COUNCIL COMPLETES FLORIDA FOREVER PROJECT RANKING RECOMMENDATIONS…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on December 16, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

USDA Seeks Public Comment (Dec. 12 - Feb. 10) on New Environmental Quality Incentives Program Rule

*From the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service:

 

USDA Seeks Public Comment on New Environmental Quality Incentives Program Rule

 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2014 –The U.S. Department of Agriculture is publishing a rule that outlines how it will improve the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), one of USDA’s largest conservation programs. The interim final rule includes program changes…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on December 15, 2014 at 11:33am — No Comments

December issue of FIRE LINES out - a Joint Newsletter of the Southern Fire Exchange and the Southeastern Section of the Association for Fire Ecology

The December issue of FIRE LINES is out now, with articles on the effects of prescribed fire on a variety of southeastern bird species. An article on reproductive success of wild turkeys in frequently burned longleaf pine forests and a spotlight on Florida Scrub Working Groups are also featured.

 

To view the December issue of FIRE LINES>>

Previous newsletters can be viewed on…

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Upcoming Workshops in Tallahassee: Input Requested on the Development of South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint

The South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) is looking for input on the development of Version 2.0 of the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint. The SALCC Blueprint is similar to Florida's Critical Land and Waters Identification Project (CLIP: see the Cooperative Conservation Blueprint for more); while there are some…

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Position Announcement: North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission

The NC Wildlife Resource Commission is advertising for the position of Division Chief of the division of Information, Education, and Marketing. This is a leadership position with considerable responsibility that may be of interest to some in our partnership community. Please distribute as you see fit. The link to the vacancy announcement is…

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Gulf of Mexico Alliance - November Newsletter

 

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance has released their November newsletter, noting that November was a big month for restoration efforts in the Gulf. On November 17, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced the award of nearly $100 million dollars for new restoration projects on the Gulf Coast as part of their Gulf Environmental…

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National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center - newsletter, 12/2/2014

From NCCWSC:

Check Out the Redesigned NCCWSC Website! We recently completed a major redesign of the NCCWSC website (nccwsc.usgs.gov), and are working on several other improvements to the site that will be coming…

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Hot Topics - Southeast Regional Climate Change Fall Newsletter now available

Hot Topics is a quarterly newsletter that the Southeast Regional Climate Change program has developed. They hope that LCC staff and partners might find it useful. Please see it linked to this post and contact them with your feedback. They also are looking for your contributions in the form of short or long articles, news items and interesting links. Please contact Okan_Pala@nps.gov or Janet at Janet_Cakir@nps.gov if you would like to contribute to upcoming editions. 

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