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RCN and LCC Project Summary Presentations

Short summaries of existing RCN and LCC projects' purpose, approach, status and results.

1. Habitat mapping

• Northeast Aquatic Classification and Mapping/ Northeast Aquatic Habitat Classification System (NAHCS) (Doris Duke) PI: Arlene Oliviero and Mark Anderson, The Nature Conservancy
Aquatic_Habitat_Map_Projectreport_Mark_Anderson.pdf

• Forecasting Stream Flow (NALCC) PI: Dr. Ben Letcher, Silvio O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
ForecastingStreamFlow_Ben_Letcher.pdf

• An Interactive, GIS-Based Application to Estimate Continuous, Unimpacted Daily Streamflow at Ungaged Locations in the Connecticut River Basin (RCN 2007-6)
PI: Stacey A. Archfield, U.S. Geological Survey
CTRiverSYE_2011RCNWorkshop_Stacey_Archfield.pdf

• Northeast Terrestrial Habitat Classification System (NETHCS) (Doris Duke)
PI: Sue Gawler, NatureServe
Creation of Regional Habitat Cover Maps: Application of the NE Terrestrial Habitat Classification System (RCN 2007-1)
PI: Mark Anderson, The Nature Conservancy
Terrestrial_Habitat_Map_Projectreport_Mark_Anderson.pdf

• Designing Sustainable Landscapes in the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NA LCC)
PI: Dr. Kevin McGarigal
McGarigal_Sustainable_Landscapes.pdf

2. Biological Assessments and Goal-Setting

• Regional Focal Areas for Species of Great Conservation Need Based on Site Adaptive Capacity, Network Resilience and Connectivity (RCN 2008-3) PI: Mark Anderson, The Nature Conservancy
Focal_Areas_Species_Resilience_Mark_Anderson.pdf

• Regional Indicators and Measures: Beyond Conservation Land (RCN 2008-5)
PI: Mark Anderson and Arlene Olivero Sheldon, The Nature Conservancy
Conservation Status of Key Habitats and SGCN in the Eastern Region (RCN 2007-5)
ConservationStatus_Projectreport_Mark_Anderson.pdf

• Northeast Regional Connectivity Assessment Project (RCN 2007-2)
PI: Erik Martin and Colin Apse, The Nature Conservancy
Aquatic_Connectivity_Projectreport_Mark_Anderson.pdf

• Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on SGCN (RCN 2009-1)
PI: Hector Galbraith, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, and Curtis Fisher, National Wildlife Federation
Albany2_Hector_Galbraith.pdf

• Instream Flow Recommendations for the Great Lakes Basin of New York and Pennsylvania (RCN 2010-2)
PI: David Klein, The Nature Conservancy
Instream_Flow_Great_Lakes_Klein.pdf

• Identifying Relationships between Invasive Species and Species of Greatest Conservation Need in the Northeast Region PI: Glen N. Stevens, Conservation Management Institute
RCNshort_invasivespp_Scott_Klopfer.pdf

• Designing Sustainable Landscapes in the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
(NA LCC)—link above under Habitat Mapping (terrestrial)

• Forecasting Stream Flow
NA LCC)—link above under Habitat Mapping (aquatic)

• Geospatial Condition Analysis of Northeast Habitats Based on the Northeast SGCN Habitat Maps (RCN 2009-2)
Geospatial_Condition_Mark_Anderson.pdf

• Representative Species (FWS)
PI: Curt Griffin, University of Massachusetts
RepresentativeSpecies_Griffin.pdf

3. From Conservation Design to Delivery

• Forecast effects of accelerating sea-level rise on the habitat of Atlantic Coast piping plovers and identify responsive conservation strategies (NALCC) PI: Sarah Karpanty, Virginia Tech
PipingPlover_SLR_thieler _06jun2011v2.pdf

• Designing Sustainable Landscapes in the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
(NA LCC)—link above under Habitat Mapping (terrestrial)

• Forecasting Stream Flow
(NA LCC)—link above under Habitat Mapping (aquatic)

• Staying Connected in the Northern Appalachians: Mitigating Fragmentation & Climate Change Impacts on Wildlife through Functional Habitat Linkages (Comp. SWG)
PI: Mark Zankel, The Nature Conservancy
Staying_Connected_Mark_Zankel.pdf

• Development of Model Guidelines for Assisting Local Planning Boards with Conservation of Species of Greatest Conservation Need and their Key Habitats through Local Land Use Planning (RCN 2008-2)
PI: Lesley Sneddon, NatureServe
Model_Guidelines_RCN_2011_conference_Sneddon.pdf

• Rangewide New England Cottontail Initiative (Comp. SWG)
PI: Steve Fuller, WMI, and James Oehler, NH Fish and Game

• Proposal to Establish a Regional initiative for Biomass Energy Development for Early Successional SGCN in the Northeast
PI: Jefferson L. Waldon, Conservation Management Institute
RCNshort_Biomass_Scott_Klopfer.pdf

• NOAA Sea Level Rise and Tidal Wetland Restoration Guidance, and Habitat Priority Planner tool (NOAA, regional ocean partnerships)
NOAA projects_Cons Design.pdf

4. Monitoring, Evaluation and Research

• Northeast Regional Monitoring and Performance Reporting Framework (NFWF/Doris Duke)
PI: Tracey Tomajer, New York Department of Environmental Conservation

• Regional Indicators and Measures: Beyond Conservation Land (RCN 2008-5)
PI: Mark Anderson and Arlene Olivero Sheldon, The Nature Conservancy
Conservation Status of Key Habitats and SGCN in the Eastern Region
(RCN 2007-5) – link above under Biological Assessments

• Development of Avian Indicators and Measures for Monitoring Threats and Effectiveness of Conservation Actions in the Northeast (RCN 2007-4)
PI: Dan Lambert, American Bird Conservancy
Northeast_Coordinated_Bird_Monitoring_Outcomes.pdf

• Identification of Tidal Marsh Bird Focal Areas in BCR 30 (RCN 2010-3)
PI: Greg Shriver, University of Delaware
NE Cons Framework SHRIVER.pdf

• Northeast State of the Frogs: Development of Regional Analysis for Frog Call Survey Data from the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP) (RCN 2010-4)
PI: Linda Weir, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
RegionalFrogCall_Surveydata_Weir_RCN2011.pdf

• Development of Noninvasive Monitoring Tools for New England Cottontail Populations: Implications for Tracking Early Successional Ecosystem Health (RCN 2009-4)
PI: Adrienne Kovach, University of New Hampshire
RCN_NEC_monitoring-2_Adrienne_Kovach.pdf

• Measuring the Effectiveness of State Wildlife Grant Projects TRACS
Burkett Albany II Eff Measures Presentation.ppt

• FWS Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) Programs
I&M_NWRS.pdf

5. Information Management
• Development of an Online Database to Enhance the Conservation of SGCN Invertebrates in the Northeastern Region
PI: James W. Fetzner, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
2009-11_FETZNER_and_RAWLINS.pdf

Measuring the Effectiveness of State Wildlife Grant Projects TRACS – link in monitoring above

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