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Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Announces First Public Meeting

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Deepwater Horizon Incident

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Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council to Help Rebuild the Gulf Coasts' Ecosystems and Economies in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill



Added by Laurie Rounds on December 3, 2012 at 8:47am — No Comments

September 2012 Gulf of Mexico News Available

The September 2012 edition of the Gulf of Mexico News is available online at


The Gulf of Mexico News is a quarterly newsletter that shares regional news from NOAA, coastal management programs, and regional partners such as the Gulf Of Mexico Alliance and the Gulf Landscape Conservation…


Added by Laurie Rounds on November 28, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Field Assistants Needed for 2013 Florida Grasshopper Sparrow Survey

Field assistants (2-4), (pending funding) needed mid-March through end of June 2013, to conduct surveys and habitat enhancement for the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow (FGSP) at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Okeechobee, Florida. The FGSP is a federally endangered species endemic to the dry prairie region of south-central Florida. Kissimmee Prairie Preserve contains the largest remaining remnant of Florida dry prairie and one of the two remaining populations of the sparrow.…


Added by Whitney Gray on November 27, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments

The Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment has Launched!

   On October 29th, an orientation Webex was held for the newly formed Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA) project teams. The GCVA is a collaborative project led by the four Gulf LCCs and Climate Science Centers, NOAA, and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance. Its goal is to enhance conservation and restoration planning by providing an understanding of the effects of sea level rise and climate change on Gulf of Mexico coastal ecosystems and their species. Our target audiences are Gulf of…


Added by Laurie Rounds on November 2, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments

2013 University of Florida Marine Biology Symposium

Registration deadline is January 4, 2013.

The symposium starts at 1:30 pm on Thursday, January 17 with oral presentations that afternoon and the poster session following that evening.

Friday, January 18 will begin with the keynote address by Dr. Steve Gaines and continue with oral presentations. that evening will be a dinner social, live music and student presentation awards.

See the attachment for registration details and abstract submission…


Added by Whitney Gray on October 2, 2012 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Goals and Priorities in the Gulf of Mexico Region

Are you interested in seeing how the LCC, Climate Science Centers, Coastal Zone Management Programs, and Gulf of Mexico Alliance goals and activities align? Check out this matrix: LCC, CSC, CZM, GOMA Matrix. This matrix was provided to the Gulf of Mexico Alliance during their annual meeting in June 2012. The…


Added by Laurie Rounds on September 24, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Avian Research Position at FWC


Broadband/Class Code:  19-1023-04

Position Number:  77000813

Annual Salary Range:  $46,685 annually

Announcement Type:  Open Competitive


Facility:  Wildlife Research Lab

Closing Date:  10/15/2012

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Coordinates and conducts research on terrestrial birds and their habitat statewide, particularly passerines and…


Added by Whitney Gray on September 19, 2012 at 9:57am — No Comments

Estimating Global “Blue Carbon” Emissions from Conversion and Degradation of Vegetated Coastal Ecosystems


Recent attention has focused on the high rates of annual carbon sequestration in vegetated coastal ecosystems—marshes, mangroves, and seagrasses—that may be lost with habitat destruction (‘conversion’). Relatively unappreciated, however, is that conversion of these coastal ecosystems also impacts very large pools of previously-sequestered carbon. Residing mostly in sediments, this ‘blue carbon’ can be released to the atmosphere when these ecosystems are converted or degraded.…


Added by Laurie Rounds on September 6, 2012 at 7:23am — No Comments

Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation 3rd Annual Meeting

On August 21st, I attended the 3rd annual meeting for the Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The Partnership, formed with assistance from the Land Trust Alliance, is a coalition of land conservation organizations and trusts working across the 5 Gulf States. Following the tragedy of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, land conservation…


Added by Laurie Rounds on August 29, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments

GOMA All Hands Meeting Presentations Now Online

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance has posted presentations from the 2012 All Hands Meeting on their website. The annual meeting was held in Corpus Christi, TX from June 19-21 and provides a good overview of Alliance activities and regional priorities. The presentations can be access from an online agenda.

Added by Laurie Rounds on August 29, 2012 at 10:21am — No Comments

June 2012 Gulf of Mexico News Available Now

The June 2012 edition of the Gulf of Mexico News is now available online at


Added by Laurie Rounds on July 23, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments


Hi everyone,

Last Friday, July 6, 2012, President Obama signed the Transporation Bill that includes the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourism Opportunities and Revived Economy of the Gulf Coast Act 0f 2011 (RESTORE Act). Within this legislation, 80% of the assessed Clean Water Act penalties will now be expended in the five Gulf states to restore, protect, and make sustainable use of the natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine habitats, coastal wetlands, end economy…


Added by Debbie DeVore on July 9, 2012 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Funding available for restoration projects in Gulf, estuaries

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Restoration Center and the Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant College Programs have announced a request for proposals for a grant competition to fund tidal hydrology restoration projects.


To be considered, projects must remove or modify human-built barriers (such as culverts, dikes, and dams) to restore historic tidal estuarine and freshwater exchange to benefit coastal and marine fisheries habitat. Projects also must be located from…


Added by Laurie Rounds on May 18, 2012 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Gulf Coast Happenings


There have been many exciting things happening across LCC boundaries in the Gulf of Mexico region. One cooperative effort that will take place in May is the Gulf of Mexico Climate Data and Scenarios Workshop. Development of this workshop has been a great example of how the LCCs provide a…


Added by Laurie Rounds on May 1, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

March 2012 Gulf of Mexico News Available

The March 2012 edition of the Gulf of Mexico News is now available at


Gulf of Mexico News is a quarterly newsletter that shares regional news from NOAA, coastal management programs, and other regional partners.

Added by Laurie Rounds on April 17, 2012 at 7:08am — No Comments

Gulf Coast Prairie Science Forum-- Gulf Coast Landscape Conservation Liaison


I recently attended the Gulf Coast Prairie LCC Science Forum, held February 21-22 in Ft. Worth Texas. The Science Forum was the first step in the GCPLCC's process to identify science needs for the Gulf Coast Prairie landscape. There were over 50 participants representing several partners within the GCPLCC. Prior to the workshop, participants were asked to identify science needs within three geographic context areas (coastal, terrestrial, and aquatic) and six themes (effects of…


Added by Laurie Rounds on February 24, 2012 at 4:23pm — No Comments

FWC seeks public input on gopher tortoise conservation

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Four years after adopting Florida's first Gopher Tortoise Management Plan, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking the public to share its thoughts on improving conservation of the gopher tortoise, a state threatened species. The plan will be updated in 2012.

Florida has accomplished much for gopher tortoises in the past four years, including exceeding the 10,000-acres-per-year goal of restoring and managing…


Added by Deborah Burr on October 28, 2011 at 11:21am — No Comments

Q & A with Tim Breault

After 36 years with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, most recently as Director of the Division of Habitat and Species Conservation, Tim Breault this summer was named the first Coordinator for the Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative. While attending the Conserving the Future Conference for the National Wildlife Refuge System in Madison, Wisconsin in July, Tim answered a few questions about his new job.

Q: Why did you decide to take this…


Added by Stacy Shelton on July 15, 2011 at 11:05am — No Comments

Dawn's Bio

Hi Everyone! It’s exciting to be a part of the Peninsula Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative. I’m a native Floridian, born and raised in Daytona Beach, and have been interested in wildlife and natural resource conservation for as long as I can remember. My undergraduate and graduate degrees are in Wildlife and Fisheries Ecology from the University of Florida, and my very first career position was with the…


Added by Dawn Jennings on June 26, 2011 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Tim's Bio

Hi folks! I have been living in Florida since 1974 and have been working in wildlife conservation the entire time. My first job was on a sea turtle project on Jupiter Island where we tagged nesting sea turtles and moved turtle nests from an area undergoing beach renourishment. My second job was a seasonal laborer on Arthur R Marshall, Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. From there I was hired by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). I worked in a number of positions… Continue

Added by Tim Breault on June 24, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

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