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Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation - August 25 Update

From the Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation:

UPDATE August 25, 2016…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 29, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Secretaries Pritzker, Jewell Applaud President’s Expansion of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

From the U.S. Department of the Interior:

Secretaries Intend to Recognize Hawaii Office of Hawaiian Affairs as Additional Co-Trustee in Management of World’s Largest Marine Protected Area

WASHINGTON –…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 26, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Florida Fire Teams Update

Ordway Swisher Biological Station, photo provided…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 24, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

New report - Changing Tides: How Sea-Level Rise Harms Wildlife and Recreation Economies Along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard

The National Wildlife Federation recently released a new report detailing impacts of climate change and sea-level rise to wildlife and recreation economies along the East Coast.

From the National Wildlife Federation:

"States along the Eastern Seaboard are already feeling the impacts of climate change. Climate change, which is caused by the atmospheric build-up of heat-trapping greenhouse gases (GHGs) from fossil fuel combustion and other human activities, contributes to…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 24, 2016 at 3:26pm — No Comments

New publication: Meta-analysis of Natural Resource Conservation Plan Evaluations

This new publication is associated with the Southeast Climate Science Center project, Development of a SECAS Conservation Decision Guidance Library…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 22, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Guide for Considering Climate Change in Coastal Conservation

From NOAA's Office of Coastal Management:

Climate change is affecting coastal environments, calling for revised conservation approaches, and therefore must be considered in long-term planning. This…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 18, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

From Atlantic Coast Joint Venture: A new analysis of the population status and trends of all landbirds in the continental U.S. and Canada documents widespread declines among 450 bird species—a troubl…

From Atlantic Coast Joint Venture:

A new analysis of the population status and trends of all landbirds in the continental U.S. and Canada documents widespread declines among 450 bird species—a troubling indicator of the health of these species and their ecosystems. Nearly 20% of U.S. and Canadian landbird species are on a path towards endangerment and extinction in the absence of conservation action, according to the …

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 16, 2016 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Patriotic Pine: Blog Describes How Longleaf Benefits National Defense

Patriotic Pine: Blog Describes How Longleaf Benefits National Defense

By Ryan Orndorff, deputy director for the DoD Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program

 

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Aug. 15, 2016 — Did you know that longleaf pine forests play an important role for military training within the Southeastern United States? 

 

Thirty-two…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 15, 2016 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Conservation Easement Preserves Florida Heritage

Cracker cowboys drive 40-head of Cracker cows with their calves into pens just a few miles south of Gainesville, Fla. Photo and story by Renee Bodine, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Aug. 12, 2016 — Cracking cow whips echo loudly through the…

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Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation: August 9 Update

UPDATE

August 9,…

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Research-Practice Grants – Award Year 2017: A funding opportunity of the Gulf Research Program in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Gulf Research Program & Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are committing $10 million to enhancing coastal community resilience. Researchers and community members are needed to work across…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 10, 2016 at 10:42am — No Comments

Assistance Helps Florida Farmers, Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources - Application deadline for financial assistance Oct. 21

From the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service:

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Aug. 9, 2016 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until Oct. 21 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 9, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Free online course available from the South Central Climate Science Center: Managing for a Changing Climate

From the South Central Climate Science Center:…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 8, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Naturalists Grow Wildlife and Pollinator Habitat

Photo: Billy Boothe checks his motion detector camera set up at one of 14 gopher tortoise burrows on his property.

From the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 5, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

State Preserves Nearly 4,000 Acres of Economically, Environmentally Sensitive Working Land

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

On August 2, the Governor and Cabinet unanimously approved the preservation of nearly 4,000 acres of sensitive agricultural lands in Hardee, DeSoto, Dixie and Indian River counties, while allowing the land and agriculture operations to continue to contribute to Florida's economy. The purchases are a part of the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program, which partners with Florida's farmers and ranchers to…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 4, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

2015 State of the Climate released

From NOAA Climate Connection:…

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

NOAA Fisheries' Deep Sea Coral Research & Technology Program - 2016 Report to Congress

From NOAA's Office of Habitat Conservation:

Deep-sea coral and sponge habitats support valuable…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 1, 2016 at 4:29pm — No Comments

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

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