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The Great Northern LCC is pleased to announce the FY15 strategic science funding opportunity. Proposals targeting the priorities and specific criteria described in the Funding Guidance will be accepted until March 13, 2015 at 6pm Mountain Time / 5pm Pacific Time.

There will be two conference calls for questions about the Funding Guidance:

Questionnaire closes Dec 19

LANDFIRE has provided data products and services for ten years. The number of products and applications that use the data has grown considerably over that time period. Improved efficiencies in download capabilities and incorporation of data into web-based applications have increased the utilization of LANDFIRE data.

Riparian areas are key targets for conservation efforts aimed at promoting biological resilience to climate change. However, few methods are available to managers to prioritize specific riparian areas when developing climate adaptation strategies.

The analysis area (outlined in red) spanned the Pacific Northwest hydrologic region, excluding portions of Wyoming and Montana (dark gray).

Since 2010, the Great Northern LCC has provided funding support for the Montana Bird Partnership, which recently expanded to the Montana - Idaho Bird Partnership.

Idaho bird inventory and survey map for 2013

To aid managers in conservation efforts in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion, the Great Northern LCC funded a two-year landscape conservation design project.

Geographic area of ALI LCD

A research team led by Dr. Clint Muhlfeld, USGS, and Dr. Erin Landguth, University of Montana, has developed a new modeling simulation framework to help guide the management of freshwater species in the face of climate change and other cumulative stressors.

The new strategic plan for the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives Network articulates a path for achieving, through collective impact, the LCC Network's vision and mission to conserve landscapes for future generations.

To support conservation efforts in the Green River Basin (WY, UT, CO), the Southern Rockies and Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) received funding from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to implement a Landscape Conservation Design (LCD) project.

Green River Basin LCD project map

Results from a study conducted by Dr. Clint Muhlfeld, US Geological Survey, with funding support from the Great Northern LCC, was recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Yellowstone cutthroat; Credit: FishEye Photography

With funding support from the Great Northern and North Pacific LCCs, the Pacific Northwest Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment team from the University of Washington, organized four one-day climate adaptation workshops during 2012.

Pacific Northwest Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment website