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Steering Committee Meeting: April 12, 2017

Agenda and handouts for Steering Committee meeting on Wednesday, April 12th, in Norfolk, Va.

Meeting Agenda

April 12, 2017

North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Steering Committee Agenda

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Norfolk Ballroom 1, Norfolk Waterside Marriott, Norfolk, Va.

Call-in Information: Call Number: 866-762-5634 Passcode: 6987529#

Web page for handouts

Overall theme and goals for meeting:  Moving from landscape design to implementation: How can we leverage our science investments to ensure action is put on the ground more efficiently and with better results.


Agenda items

Discussion leader, handouts, and presentations

Breakfast (provided) 7:00 a.m.
  1. Welcome & Introductions

  • Introduction of new participants

  • Review agenda and goals for meeting

  • Key decisions and messages

  • Approve minutes from last meeting (October 24, 2016)

Ken Elowe (FWS), Bill Hyatt (Connecticut DEEP)

Handout 1 - Agenda

Handout 2 - Attendance List

Handout 3 - Minutes from Fall 2016 Minutes

Handout 4 - Summary of priority actions from fall 2016 and desired outcome for current meeting

8:00 a.m.

2.  NALCC Financial Report

  • Update on NALCC budget

  • Status of federal budget

Scot Williamson (WMI), Ken Elowe

Handout 5 – Budget Summary

Presentation: budget update

8:30 a.m.

3.  Summary: Nature's Network (RCOA) Roll-out and communication materials

  • Update on project roll-out

  • New name

  • Communications discussion

Bridget Macdonald (LCC)

Handout 6 – Nature's Network fact sheet

Handout 7 – Summary of roll-out and communications process

8:45 a.m.

4.  Update: Workshops and Case Studies

  • Plans and process for VA Pilot Workshop

  • Discussion: Next workshops and scheduling

          Case study overview

  • Case study examples (list may change):

  • Appalachian glades

  • American woodcock

  • Connectivity & Transportation

  • Land trusts and historic sites

Steven Fuller (LCC), presenters

Handout 8 – Summary guide to Case Studies

9:00 a.m.

5.  Status of 2016 charges and actions

  • Update on standing charges and actions from October meeting

  • Clarifying and enhancing roles of federal partners

  • Status of Projects

  • Science and Science Delivery Needs progress [note: discussion to be continued after implementation discussion]

Steven Fuller, Scott Schwenk, Bart Wilson

Refer to: Handout 4 - Summary of priority actions from fall 2016 and desired outcome for current meeting

Handout 9 – Status of projects

Handout 10 – Needs for enhancing usefulness and delivery of LCC tools

9:30 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

6.  Partner Updates & New directions toward application of NALCC science products

  • Delaware River Basin

  • Delmarva Peninsula Landscape Conservation Design

  • Chesapeake updates

  • Connect the Connecticut Campaign

  • Climate Science Center

  • State Wildlife Action Plans and RCN program (NEFWDTC)

  • New opportunities: open discussion

Ken Elowe,  Mike Slattery (FWS), Bart Wilson (FWS), steering committee members

Handout -  North Atlantic LCC 2016 Annual Report

10:30 a.m.

7.  Integrating science products with implementation

  • In preparation for afternoon breakout sessions, review NALCC support for implementation priorities identified at our last meeting:

  • At-risk species: early successional habitat, riparian buffers, and SGCN

  • Aquatic connectivity

  • Saltmarsh birds & Coastal resilience

  • Place-based initiatives

Ken Elowe, Steve Fuller, Scott Schwenk

Refer to: Handout 4 - Summary of priority actions from fall 2016 and desired outcome for current meeting

Handout 11 - breakout guidance

11:15 a.m.

Lunch (provided)

12:00 p.m.

8.  Working Session

Expected outcome: for priority conservation topics identified at our last meeting, identify opportunities as a collective to leverage our partnership to advance conservation implementation with science support and other organized contributions

  • Break out discussions

  • Identification of initial potential partnership actions


Handout 11 - breakout guidance

1:00 p.m.

9.  Strategic Next Steps: needs to realize science-driven conservation priorities

Expected outcome: for priority conservation topics discussed in the breakout groups, identify needs/opportunities for LCC capacity to support or leverage toward science-driven implementation

  • Report out from breakouts

  • Discussion of needs and actions identified in break outs and opportunities to leverage resources

  • Discussion of new needs and actions in the context of science and science delivery needs

  • Prioritization and next steps to make progress on priority areas

Steve Fuller, Scott Schwenk, Ken Elowe

2:00 p.m.

10.  LCC Network updates and budget

Update on LCC Network, FY17 Budget

Ken Elowe

3:00 p.m.

11.  Steering Committee Highlights

Steering Committee members to report out on anything they would like that could be of interest to the broader group

Steering Committee members

3:15 p.m.

12.  Other business, next meeting

Ken Elowe

3:45 p.m.


4:00 p.m.

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