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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