A conservation framework developed at the University of Alberta is helping the forest planners behind the world’s largest conservation agreement see the bigger picture. The Canadian Foundation for Innovation’s Fraser Los has published an article describing the Boreal Ecosystems Analysis for Conservation Networks (BEACONs) framework. This article describes “a new planning strategy that’s charting a new path for conservation in Canada’s North“. Read the article here.
The annual report of Northwest Boreal LCC’s activities and projects for federal fiscal year 2013 is available at the following link: NWB LCC 2013 Annual Report.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PST
The Practitioners’ Network for Large Landscape Conservation is hosting a Webinar on scenario planning for large landscapes on March 5, 2014. Space is limited, reserve your Webinar seat now at:
Dr. F. Stuart Chapin, III (Terry) is an ecosystem ecologist whose research addresses the sustainability of ecosystems and human communities in a rapidly changing planet. His work emphasizes the impacts of climate change on Alaskan ecology, subsistence resources, and indigenous communities, as a basis for developing climate-change adaptation plans.
On January 10, 2014 Terry presented an overview of Ecosystem Stewardship and Planning for Change to members and partners of the Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative in Whitehorse, YT. You can view Terry’s presentation on our YouTube channel here:
For more information on Terry’s work, you can visit his webpage here: http://terrychapin.org/
Each of the 22 LCCs works with diverse partners in their communities to address local science and conservation issues. They have great websites and outreach materials that highlight the work they are doing,but the LCC Network also offer this bimonthly network newsletter to help bring together the conservation work of all Network partners at the regional, national and international level. Click here to learn more.
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Climate Adaptation Fund is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 Request for Proposals
This program supports projects that demonstrate effective interventions for wildlife adaptation to climate change. Interested organizations should carefully review the information outlined in the Request for Proposals and the Applicant Guidance Document for instructions, and visit the Climate Adaptation Fund’s website.
Webinar Feb 27 9am AK/10am PT: AdaptWest – A Climate Adaptation Conservation Planning Database for Western North America
Special Presentation: AdaptWest – A Climate Adaptation Conservation Planning Database for Western N. America. Join the National Climate Team for a special online presentation of AdaptWest, a new spatial database designed to help land management agencies promote resilience, protect biodiversity, and conserve natural resources in the face of a changing climate. See adaptwest.databasin.org for more details.
Join the Webex: http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=747841297&p=5547760&t=c
In July the Yukon River Intertribal Watershed Council (YRITWC) produced 30 different community reports. Each report summarizes water quality at a community participating in the YRITWC’s water quality program. Reports for specific communities are presently available by contacting the YRITWC. The reports will soon be available on the YRITWC’s website.
In August at their Mayo Summit, the YRITWC adopted the Yukon River Watershed Management Plan. This international plan is complete with water quality standards, and will be taken to the individual communities to see how they would like to modify/ enhance it at the community level. Please contact the YRITWC if you would like a digital version of the plan.
Arctic has just published two more papers for the special issue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of AINA’s Kluane Lake Research Station (KLRS)
The papers are:
Trophic Dynamics of the Boreal Forests of the Kluane Region, by Charles J. Krebs, Rudy Boonstra, Stan Boutin, Anthony R.E. Sinclair, James N.M. Smith, B. Scott Gilbert, Kathy Martin, Mark O’Donoghue and Roy Turkington
Herbaceous Community Structure and Function in the Kluane Region, by Roy Turkington, Jennie R. McLaren and Mark R.T. Dale
Both papers are now available online at http://arctic.journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/arctic/index.php/arctic/issue/current
Please note that the Centre for Scholarly Communication at the University of Calgary, which hosts Arctic, has recently changed the address, so please bookmark the new address given above.
As promised, presentations from the Building a Landscape Conservation Foundation for the Northwest Boreal Partnership, are now online.
Click here or on the picture below, to view the entire ‘playlist’ on our YouTube channel. Each presentation can be viewed separately.