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Steering Committee Meeting: April 6, 2016

Agenda and related information for North Atlantic LCC Steering Committee meeting, April 6, 2016 in Annapolis, Maryland

April 6, 2016 North Atlantic LCC Steering Committee Agenda

Agenda for North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative Steering Committee Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Annapolis, MD

North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Steering Committee Agenda

Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Annapolis, MD

Call in Information: Call Number: 866-762-5634 Passcode: 5866227#

Web page for handouts

Overall Goals of meeting:  Review of progress of LCC on partnerships, science, conservation design and science delivery and input on next steps to more effectively support conservation decisions by LCC partner agencies and organizations.

Agenda Items

Discussion Leader

Handouts and Presentations


BREAKFAST (provided)

7:00 a.m.

1.     Welcome


Review agenda

Approve minutes from last (10/28-26/2015) meeting

Gwen Brewer (MD DNR), Ken Elowe (FWS)

Handout 1 – Agenda

Handout 2  – Attendance List

Handout 3a – Minutes from 10/25-26/2015 meeting

Handout 3b – Highlights and action items from 10/25-26/2015 meeting

8:00 a.m.

2.      Action items from last Steering Committee meeting and actions taken


Andrew Milliken (LCC)

Handout 4 – Action items status

8:20 a.m.

3.      LCC Network Updates focused on National Academy of Sciences Report and action plan

Expected Meeting Outcome:  Understanding of NAS Report and follow-ups needed to address recommendations in that report


Elsa Haubold (FWS), Jad Daley (TPL), Ken Elowe, All

Handout 5 – National Academy of Sciences report summary and next steps

Handout 6 – 2017 Budget Request for LCCs Talking Points

Presentation: NAS Next Steps

8:30 a.m.

4.      State of the LCC 
Review of progress on goals and objectives of LCC and next steps for the coming year

Expected Meeting OutcomeUnderstanding of progress and consensus on next steps for LCC partnership and staff 


Andrew Milliken, LCC Staff, all

Handout 7 – 2015 Annual Report

Handout 8 – 2015 Highlights

Presentation: State of the LCC

8:50 a.m.


9:20 a.m.

5.      Science Project and Product Updates

Review of recently completed projects and available products;

Expected OutcomeAwareness of latest science projects and products and budget status

Scott Schwenk (LCC), Megan Tyrrell (LCC), Scot Williamson (WMI), All

Handout 9 – Science Project and Product Updates

Handout 10 – 2016 Project Budget Status

Presentation: Update on Science Projects and Products

9:40 a.m.

6.      Landscape Conservation Design Updates

Review of implementation of Connect the Connecticut conservation design effort and development of Regional Conservation Opportunity Areas

Expected Meeting OutcomeUnderstanding of status and next steps for conservation design in the LCC and input on making designs useful for partners.

Scott Schwenk, Steve Fuller (LCC)

Handout 11 – Regional Conservation Opportunity Areas progress report

Handout 11a -- Putting regional science to work for Northeast states

Handout 12 -- Conservation Design Review Process

Presentation: RCOA Update

10:00 a.m.

7.      Implementing State Wildlife Action Plans  
Discussion of how LCC member agencies and organizations could help implement State Wildlife Action Plans in each state in LCC

Expected Meeting Outcome:  Exchange ideas on how LCC can help with SWAP Implementation

Cathy Sparks (RI DEM), State Agency members, All


10:20 a.m.

8.      Applying Conservation Designs

Examples of application of conservation designs in land trust planning, implementing NRCS grants, and NWRs land acquisition planning

Expected Meeting OutcomeUnderstanding of how conservation designs are being applied.

Bill Labich (Highstead), Mike Slattery (FWS), Andrew Milliken, and other partners

Presentation: Application of Conservation Designs

10:40 a.m.

9.      Science Delivery Updates 
Review of progress on major categories of science delivery and science delivery projects

Expected Meeting OutcomeOpportunity for input on progress and needs for science delivery.

Steve Fuller, Bridget Macdonald (LCC)

Handout 13- Summary of progress on science delivery

Presentation: Science Delivery Update

Presentation: Supporting Science Delivery with Communication

11:10 a.m.

10.  Science Delivery to Towns  Presentation on Delivering LCC Science to Towns

Expected Meeting Outcome:  Understanding and input on how LCC information can be used by towns

Michale Glennon (WCS)

Presentation: Science Delivery to Towns

11:30 a.m.

11. Delivering Climate Science in a State  Update on the Massachusetts Climate Action Tool

Expected Meeting Outcome

Understanding of how state agencies can organize and deliver climate information

Jack Buckley (MA DFW)

Presentation: Update on the Massachusetts Climate Action Tool

11:50 a.m.


LUNCH (provided)


12 noon

12.  Steering Committee Roundtable

Each Steering Committee member to provide input on how we can help support who (staff, programs, partners) with information and tools to guide conservation on the ground from their agency's or organization's perspective.

Expected Meeting OutcomeExchange of information on how to deliver science to best support programs in member agencies and organizations


Patty Riexinger (NYS DEC), Steering Committee Members

Handout 14 – LCC Science Products Summary Table

Handout 15 – Updated State Fact Sheets

12:45 p.m.


2:15 p.m.

13.  Communications Updates Review progress on communications and alternatives for Steering Committee consideration. 

Expected Meeting OutcomeImproved facilitation of helping Steering Committee communicate with their staff about LCC products and activities.

Dave Eisenhauer (FWS), Bridget Macdonald (LCC)

Presentation: Communications Update

2:30 p.m.

14.  Forum on Sharing and Leveraging Resources

Hearing from federal and other Steering Committee members on what resources partner agencies and organizations can offer to assist other LCC agencies and organizations

Expected Meeting Outcome:  Understanding of what resources are available to help LCC partners


Steve Faulker (USGS) and Mary Ratnaswamy (USGS-NECSC)

Bill Jenkins (U.S. EPA)

Katrina Krause (USFS/NE Climate Hub)

Ellen Mecray (NOAA) 

Michael Rasser (BOEM)

Presentations: Resources federal partner agencies can offer to the LCC

USDA Climate Hubs

Northeast Climate Science Center Annual Report (2014)

Integrating Climate Change into Northeast and Midwest SWAPS (Full Report)

Executive Summary and Highlights from Integrating Climate Change report

USGS Science Capabilities

NOAA Science Capabilities

Climate Science Center Capabilities

EPA Science Center Capabilities

3:00 p.m.

15.  Other Business

Next Call/Meeting

Ken Elowe, all

3:50 p.m.





4:00 p.m.

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