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The 2016 field season is underway with monarchs pushing into the Pacific Northwest latitudes and milkweed plants emerging.

Map of monarch breeding records and milkweed records

Rangeland Fire Management Priority Science Needs

The Great Northern LCC is pleased to announce the commitment of $600,000 to landscape science, information management, and capacity support for the fiscal year 2016. The list of projects can be viewed at 2016 Funding Allocation.

Wetlands in the High Divide region. Photo: Yvette Converse, USFWS

Applications sought with a focus on environmental markets, conservation finance

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced on March 10, 2016, the availability of up to $260 million for partner proposals to improve the nation's water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. 

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) will be offering a Climate Change Adaptation Planning course on April 26-28, in Fort Hall, ID. The course provides an introduction to planning for climate change impacts, highlighting the work of several tribes.

ITEP logo

A new handbook is now available to aid wildlife and habitat managers in developing strategies to prioritize where and how to invest in sagebrush steppe ecosystem restoration efforts.

Sagebrush steppe restoration handbook cover

The Columbia Basin and Cascadia Partner Forums are two of four Great Northern LCC Partner Forums that engage local partners to identify specific conservation needs and locate or develop resources to inform and support an adaptive approach to on-the-ground application of landscape conservation.

This project builds from a body of work to support conservation planning and design for the Arid Lands Initiative (ALI) in the Columbia Plateau ecoregion. Previous work identified a suite of habitats and species along with their associated viability and stressors, as well as a portfolio of Priority Core Areas (PCAs) and high priority connectivity corridors.

The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) has opened the 2016 research funding opportunity, which addresses the four categories below. The deadline for proposals is November 13, 2015, at 5 PM MST.

The Landscape Conservation Cooperative Network has revised its map to better reflect LCC geographic areas.

Map of LCCs