Lisa Thompson's News and Views (21)

Joint South Atlantic and Peninsular Florida LCC Steering Committee meeting summary – June 6-8, 2016

From June 6-8, Steering Committee members, other leaders, and staff of the Peninsula Florida and South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) met near St. Augustine Florida at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. The two cooperatives gathered to celebrate success, plan at broader scales, and coordinate…

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Added by Lisa Thompson on June 13, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Quail and Fire: starting a legacy on Tallahassee research station

From USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service

Quail and Fire: leaving a legacy

Tall Timber Research Station and Conservancy…

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Added by Lisa Thompson on October 9, 2015 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Gulf of Mexico Alliance September 30 Newsletter

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance recently put out their latest newsletter, including restoration updates for Florida and the other Gulf states. This and past newsletters can be viewed…

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Added by Lisa Thompson on October 6, 2015 at 4:30pm — 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

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

Assessing Seagrass Vulnerability along Florida's Gulf Coast, using NOAA's Sea Level Rise Viewer Tool.

Sea level rise has multiple implications for people and wildlife, but it can also have great effects on plant life as well - including aquatic plants such as the seagrass that you'll find in shallow marine waters around Florida. Because of this potential threat, an assessment was done on the potential impacts of sea level rise on suitable seagrass habitat on the west coast of Florida, just north of Tampa Bay.

To assess the impact of sea level rise, the University of South Florida…

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Added by Lisa Thompson on July 17, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Florida's Wildlife Legacy Initiative accepting applications for Florida's State Wildlife Grants Program

Florida’s Wildlife Legacy Initiative staff is pleased to invite you to submit applications for Florida’s State Wildlife Grants Program. Applications are due by 12:00 p.m. Eastern time July 28, 2014. Applications should be prepared in accordance with Florida’s State Wildlife Grants Program Guidelines, which can be found at the State Wildlife Grants - Apply for a Grant webpage. Applicants will be…

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Added by Lisa Thompson on July 11, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

June, 2014 Climate Outlook from the South Florida Ecological Services Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The South Florida Ecological Services Office, USFWS, has posted June's Climate Outlook and Climate Outlook for Species.

 

Highlights include:

 

  1. Wet Season began the first week of June with above average rainfall for most of Central…
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Added by Lisa Thompson on July 7, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Migratory Bird Biologist position open within the USFWS's Gulf Restoration Program

The following position is now open through the USAJobs website, please click on the links below to view/print the full vacancy announcements:

 

Wildlife Biologist

GS-0486-12/13

Migratory Bird Program

Multiple Locations

 

Perm, full-time

 

Open: 07/07/14           Close: 07/21/14

 

R4-14-1159619-CI-DEU (General Public…

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Added by Lisa Thompson on July 7, 2014 at 12:16pm — No Comments

June Newsletter out for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is a partnership of the five Gulf States, federal agencies, academic organizations, businesses, and other non-profits in the region. Their goal is to significantly increase regional collaboration to enhance the environmental and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico. Read their June newsletter here:…

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Added by Lisa Thompson on July 1, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Presidential Memorandum on Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

A presidential memorandum was released on Friday, announcing a "federal strategy to promote the health of honey bees and other pollinators".

Honey bee numbers have been in decline, including the loss last winter of 23.2 percent of the country's managed honey bee colonies, accoring to a…

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Added by Lisa Thompson on June 24, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives Council Charter finalized:

Last week, the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives Council met and approved their revised charter. You can view the LCC Council Charter here.

Added by Lisa Thompson on June 23, 2014 at 12:08pm — No Comments

June Newsletter: Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation

UPDATE

June 19, 2014

 

PGCLC Annual Meeting Nets Results.    

 

The PGCLC Annual Meeting was held May 12 & 13 in Point Clear, AL in conjunction with the Gulf States Assembly sponsored by the Southeast Program of the Land Trust Alliance.  More than 90 land…

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Added by Lisa Thompson on June 23, 2014 at 11:54am — No Comments

Florida Sea Grant Research Funding Opportunity - Coastal Resilience

*From Whitney Gray, Sea Level Rise Coordinator, Florida Sea Grant:

Florida Sea Grant is pleased to announce a special research funding opportunity focused on coastal resilience. Please widely distribute this email to your faculty, and pay particular attention to the fact that the research priorities identified below may best fit with the expertise of faculty in social science departments – so please help us get this announcement to faculty in departments such as urban…

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Added by Lisa Thompson on June 20, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Scientists Locate Natural "Strongholds" across Southeast U.S. that Could Protect Nature in the Face of Climate Change

 

A new study by The Nature Conservancy has identified a series of natural "strongholds" across the Southeastern United States that are predicted to withstand the growing impacts of climate change and could help ensure nature's survival. The identification of the resilient sites in the Southeast is part of an ongoing study by The Nature Conservancy to…

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Added by Lisa Thompson on June 17, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Sarasota Bay Estuary Program launches Sea Level Rise brochure

 

Sarasota Bay Estuary Program recently launched the Sea Level Rise (SLR) brochure. There are a limited number of printed editions available. You can also find the electronic version on their website . The purpose of this publication Sea Level Rise – Tips for Adaptation Planning is to provide information to local…

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

recording available of webinar: "Landscape conservation, Urbanization, and Climate Change Scenarios for the State of Florida"

NOW AVAILABLE: a recording of the Landscape Conservation Design webinar, "Landscape Conservation, Urbanization, and Climate Change Scenarios for the State of Florida" with Steve Traxler, held on May 29, 2014.  The recording can be accessed at:…

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Added by Lisa Thompson on June 6, 2014 at 4:52pm — No Comments

National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation : Call for Proposals deadline extended to June 27, 2014

Join conservation practitioners and policy makers from across North America in Washington, DC for this two-day event, October 23-24, 2014. Share ideas on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in implementing large landscape conservation, as well as the most effective tools, strategies and science available to inform large landscape…

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Added by Lisa Thompson on June 4, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation annual meeting - partnership update

This newsletter can also be viewed at: …

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Added by Lisa Thompson on June 2, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Landscape Conservation and Climate Change Scenarios for Florida: a summary for decision makers in strategic conservation

With Steve Traxler's webinar on this very topic coming up this week on May 29th, please take a look at the recent summary created to explain more about the development of the Florida climate change scenarios and the visualization tool developed by the Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative:

"The science focus of the Peninsular Florida LCC is to enhance conservation planning in Florida by investigating a number of possible trajectories of future landscape transformation.…

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Added by Lisa Thompson on May 27, 2014 at 5:18pm — No Comments

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