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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

A new report prepared for the Biodiversity Management and Climate Change Adaptation Project describes how monitoring data can be used to detect climate change impacts on Alberta's biodiversity and support adaptation. The project is led by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, with collaborators from the University of Alberta and the Miistakis Institute.

The value of collaboration in working across a large landscape for the conservation of wildlife species and their habitats is immeasurable. A new partnership has emerged showing just how landscape-scale collaboration can effectively inform the conservation of the wide-ranging wolverine.  

Wolverine traversing the Highline, Glacier National Park; Courtesy Mike McFadzen

Concern about the effects of climate change on native trout populations across the Northern Rockies has prompted significant research investments in recent years.

As part of the Great Northern LCC's charge to meet a strategic goal aimed to conserve a permeable landscape with connectivity across aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, members of its Advisory Team implemented a pilot project. The first phase of the pilot project included a workshop that was held this past April in Bozeman, Montana.

Connectivity workshop

On behalf of the Department of the Interior and the President’s Generation Indigenous initiative, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is pleased to announce the Tribal Cooperative Landscape Conservation Program (Program), which will provide funding to support tribal youth internships and research internships for work directly related to climate change mitigation, adaptation, and ocean and coasta