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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.
To aid managers in conservation efforts in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion, the Great Northern LCC funded a two-year landscape conservation design project.
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.
Since 2010, the Great Northern LCC has provided funding support for the Montana Bird Partnership, which recently expanded to the Montana - Idaho Bird Partnership.
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.
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.
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.
The Great Northern LCC is pleased to announce the commitment of $720,000 to ecological research, information management, and capacity support for the fiscal year 2014.
Source: USFWS March Climate Science Digest