Webinar ~ Arctic Adaptation Exchange: Project Update and Portal Walkthrough

Steven Roddick, Yukon Climate Change Secretariat will be presenting from Whitehorse.Arctic Adaptation Exchange Image

Contact amanda_robertson@fws.gov for more details.

Thursday, August 6 11am AK/ 12pm YK

Audio:
Teleconference: 1-866-755-3168
Passcode: 40211914

WebEx:
Meeting Number: 449 875 146
Meeting Passcode: 40211914
1. Go to https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/
2. Type in the Meeting Number & Passcode
3. Choose “Conference” and click proceed
4. First time users, click on “New Users” to check your system and download the software. Then go back to Join Net Conference page.
5. Enter your name
6. Agree to the terms and conditions and click proceed

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Two Postdoctoral Researcher Positions Available

2 postdoctoral researchers are being sought to be part of a project on “Landscape Sensitivity to Ecological Drought: The Knowns, Needs, and Solutions for the Real World”. Funded by the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, in partnership with the Science for Nature and People initiative (SNAP; www.snap.is), the project will assess the state of understanding of current and future drought impacts across a range of ecological systems in the United States, and connect those impacts with actionable strategies for reducing risks to biodiversity and human well-being. The project is led by Dr. Shawn Carter (USGS), Dr. Kim Hall (The Nature Conservancy) and Dr. Molly Cross (Wildlife Conservation Society), and involves a multi-disciplinary Working Group of experts in the ecological, social, and economic impacts of drought across the United States. For more information about this SNAP project see http://www.snap.is/groups/ecological-drought/.

Click here for for more information.Ecological Drought Image with Shadow

 

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Webinar Postponed – Application of the Conservation Matrix Model in the Northwest Boreal LCC: Part II

Kimberly Lisgo & Dr. Fiona Schmiegelow, BEACONs Project, University of AlbertaCMM

Originally scheduled for July 8th, 2015, the second part of the Application of the Conservation Matrix Model in the Northwest Boreal LCC will now take place in September.

Check back for further details!

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South Atlantic LCC Coordinator Vacancy Open on USA Jobs!

SALCC

The following Full-Time/​Permanent  positions are now open through the USAJobs® Website; please click on the link below to view/print the full vacancy announcement.

Fish and Wildlife Administrator (LCC), Raleigh, North Carolina

R4-15-1428021-AL-DEU Open to U.S. Citizens
R4-15-1375900-AL-MP Open to Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Closes: July 13, 2015

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Two Network Program Manager Positions Open (ARCN & SWAN)

Two Program Manager positions, for the Arctic Inventory and Monitoring Network and National Park Service Logothe Southwest Inventory and Monitoring Network, are open now.

Closes Monday, July 6, 20215

Click here for more information.

Contact Jim Lawler, Regional I&M Program Manager with any questions:
(907) 644-3699 or Jim_Lawler @nps.gov

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Webinar – Application of the Conservation Matrix Model in the Northwest Boreal LCC: Part I

Dr. Kimberly Lisgo & Dr. Fiona Schmiegelow, BEACONs Project, University of AlbertaCMM

When: Wednesday June 24th, 12-1pm AK

Where:
Anchorage: Science Application Conference Room
Fairbanks: Refuges Conference Room
Webex: See connection info below

Description: The Canadian BEACONs Project (University of Alberta) is working with the Northwest Boreal LCC to identify candidate benchmark networks. BEACONs will give a high-level overview of the Conservation Matrix Model, a proactive approach to conservation planning, and the design of ecological benchmarks. The presentation will include datasets created for the NWB LCC planning region and examples of candidate benchmarks identified for the BLM Central Yukon and Bering Sea – Western Interior planning areas. The use of focal species in the design of benchmarks will also be briefly discussed.

Connection Info:
Audio will be broadcast via teleconference:
1-866-755-3168, passcode 40211914
Slides will be broadcast by webex, instructions below:
WebEx:
Meeting Number: 449 875 146
Meeting Passcode: 40211914
1. Go to https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/
2. Type in the Meeting Number & Passcode
3. Choose “Conference” and click proceed
4. First time users, click on “New Users” to check your system and download the software. Then go back to Join Net Conference page.
5. Enter your name
6. Agree to the terms and conditions and click proceed

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Call for Nominations for LCC Participant to LCC Council!

LCC Network BannerThe LCC Council is recruiting to fill the vacancy for LCC Council participant. Eligible applicants include LCC Coordinators and the current (at time of application) chairs, vice-chairs, and co-chairs of LCC Steering Committees. To be eligible, applicants must have served as an LCC Coordinator or as an LCC Steering Committee member for at least one year.

For more information about the role of the LCC Council, Selection Criteria and Expectations for Council Members, click on the following link:

LCC Council LCC participant nominationTemplate 2015

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The majority of NWB LCC is warmer than Texas

Article — Baked Alaska: Land Surface Temperature Anomalies

Click here to read more about record breaking temperatures in the Northwest Boreal region.

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ACCAP Webinar: Changing Extreme Streamflow Patterns in Boreal Forest Watersheds in Alaska

Tuesday, June 23 10-11amKatrina E. Bennett, Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Interior discontinuous permafrost zone of the boreal subarctic represents one of the largest ecosystems on earth and is vastly understudied with respect to changing hydrologic extreme events. The first part of this presentation will focus on recent research results for snowmelt and glacially dominated Interior Alaska river basins for the past 50/60 years (1954/64-2013).

The second part of this presentation will present projections of future extreme streamflow changes in a snowmelt dominated basin of the Tanana River, a sub-watershed to the Yukon River system, using six global climate models, two emission scenarios, two hydrologic models and two different time periods. Projections for temperature, precipitation and streamflow will be discussed, with a focus on changing peak flows events, and return intervals.ACCAP Logo

Click here for more information and registration.

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Northwest Boreal LCC Long-term Strategic Plan Now Available!

Click on the image to download the Strategic Plan.

Click on the image to download the Strategic Plan.

The Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative announces the release of its 10-year Strategic Plan.

Purpose of Strategic Plan:

  • Ensure that individual activities and efforts build on one another to collectively help us reach our vision;
  • Serve as an annual roadmap/action plan and guide maturation as an LCC;
  • Help us attain our vision and mission by setting goals and objectives;
  • Communicate the NWB LCC’s priorities and efforts to partners;
  • Focus efforts of NWB LCC staff and meetings;
  • Identify new funding sources;
  • Set shared landscape conservation goals and measurable objectives.
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