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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Funding Available — National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

NFWF LogoThe National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Alaska Fish and Wildlife Fund 2015 call for proposals is now available their website (http://www.nfwf.org/afwf/Pages/alaska-fish-and-wildlife-fund-2015-request-for-proposals.aspx).  Pre-proposals, to be submitted via the online system:
due June 11th.

Can Canadian Partners Apply? Yes!
They will need to partner with an Alaskan applicant, and the results of the work must address the Alaska priorities listed in the RFP.

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Synthesis of Federal Agencies’ Climate Change Adaptation

ASIWG SynthesisThe US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) has published a synthesis of climate change adaptation by federal agencies.

Citation:
Halofsky, J.E., D.L. Peterson, and K.W. Marcinkowski (2015). Climate change adaptation in United States federal natural resource science and management agencies: a synthesis. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC.

The publication can be viewed here: http://www.globalchange.gov/browse/reports/climate-change-adaptation-united-states-federal-natural-resource-science-and.

 

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Kenai Refuge Communicates Science Through Local Media

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Mosaic of high-resolution aerial photographs of 110,000 acres of the Funny River Fire was captured in less than eight hours of flying. The inset shows the clarity of one segment of the Kenai River. (Image courtesy Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Refuge Notebook: New aerial photography technology – little camera, big picture

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-04-02/refuge-notebook-new-aerial-photography-technology-little-camera-big-picture

 

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Webinar ~ How can we use climate science to answer land management questions?

IEM-webinar-flier-4-14-2015Thursday, April 30 at 3-5pm

Presentations in Anchorage and Fairbanks and Webinar

For the past four years a team of nearly thirty scientists have been developing the Integrated Ecosystem Model for Alaska and Northwest Canada (IEM). When completed in 2016, the model will simulate the effects of climate change on ecosystems and natural resources. The IEM is an unprecedented asset for climate change planning—but it’s utility relies on input from land managers and resource decision makers.

We invite you to join us for a presentation and discussion about the Integrated Ecosystem Model. In the first part of the presentation, we’ll learn about the IEM and some example applications in land and resource management. In the second part of the presentation, we’ll hear in greater detail how the IEM has been used for land management at Fort Wainwright, as a springboard for discussion of how the IEM might be applied to YOUR questions about climate change and land management. This discussion, and more to follow, will help set the course for the next phase of the IEM project.

For information and how to join is available on the Alaska Climate Science Center website: https://csc.alaska.edu/events/iem-webinar

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American Water Resources Association Spring Conference and Workshop

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Registration and a call for abstracts is now open for the American Water Resources Association-Alaska Chapter’s Conference, “Water Resource Remote Sensing Applications in Alaska”.  The conference will be held in Fairbanks on May 13-May 15, 2015.  Please see the conference website for more details:

http://state.awra.org/alaska/ameetings/2015am/index.shtml

The conference will be a mixture of Keynote Speakers, hands-on workshops, catered poster sessions, and field trips.  A number of field trips have also been organized to sites around Fairbanks hosted by experts in water resources and remote sensing.

There will be a limited number of travel scholarships and poster awards!  Please see the website for more details.

Remote sensing has tremendous application in the region!  This conference will provide great information for all levels of interest and application.

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Recent Publications of Interest to NWB LCC Partners

Haughian, S.R, and P.J. Burton*. 2015. Microhabitat associations of lichens, feathermosses, and vascular plants in a caribou winter range, and their implications for understory development. Botany 93(4): 221-231. DOI: 10.1139/cjb-2014-0238

Klassen, H.A., and P.J. Burton*. 2015. Climatic characterization of forest zones across administrative boundaries improves conservation planning. Applied Vegetation Science 18(2): 343-356. DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12143

*Contact phil.burton@unbc.ca, co-author and NWB LCC Steering Committee member for further information.

Contact brett_parks@fws.gov to have your relevant publication featured on this site and in our weekly mailing.

 

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New Job Postings

Wildlife Biologist ~ Chugach National Forest Supervisor’s Office, Anchorage.
For more information visit our jobs page, or https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/Outreach.

Forester (Silviculture) ~ Seward Ranger District, duty station – Moose Pass, Alaska.
For more information visit our jobs page, or click here.

Contact brett_parks@fws.gov if you’d like your job posting featured on our website.

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Webinar ~ Change and Scenario Planning’s Usefulness for Managing Natural Resources

Dylan Beach and Douglas Clark from the School of Environment and Sustainability at the
University of Saskatchewan, have recently published an article on scenario planning. Dylan will be presenting an NWB LCC hosted webinar on Wed. April 1 (see below for details).

Article
Beach, D. M., and D. A. Clark. 2015. Scenario planning during rapid ecological change: lessons and perspectives from workshops with southwest Yukon wildlife managers. Ecology and Society 20(1): 61.

Webinar
Next Wednesday, April 1 ~ 12-1pm AK/ 1-2pm Yukon/ 2-3pm SK

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
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

Contact brett_parks@fws.gov if you have any questions

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NWB LCC Steering Committee Member and Colleagues Publish New Article

wolf for newsletterBertram, M. R., Ciakoski, J. R., & Lake, B. C. (2015) Wolf (Canis lupus) Winter Density and Territory Size in a Low Biomass Moose (Alces alces) System. Arctic Institute of North America. 68(2), 62-68

http://arctic.journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/arctic/index.php/arctic/article/view/4458
DOI Access – http://dx.doi.org/10.14430/arctic4458

If you would like to see your publication featured here, please contact brett_parks@fws.gov.

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