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Steering Committee Meeting - November 5-6, 2013

Overall goals of the meeting: Steering Committee commitment to next steps for delivering LCC science and tools, including common landscape conservation designs.

Steering Committee Agenda
November 5, 1:00-5:30 p.m., November 6, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Gardiner, New York

Call Information

Teleconference Number:      866-762-5634

Participant Passcode: 5866227 #

Overall Goals of Meeting: Steering Committee commitment to next steps for delivering LCC science and tools, including common landscape conservation designs.


Agenda Items

Discussion Leader/Handouts and Presentations


1. Welcome and introductions. Review agenda and goals for meeting, key decisions and messages

Patricia Riexinger (NY), Ken Elowe (FWS)

Handout 1 – Agenda

Handout 2  – Attendance List

1:00 p.m.
2. Hurricane Sandy $100 million competitive funding process. Expected Meeting Outcome: Understanding Hurricane Sandy competitive process and consensus on LCC role

David O'Neill (NFWF); Rick Bennett (FWS), all

Handout 3 – NFWF Hurricane Sandy Request for Proposals

1:20 p.m.
3. Review and discussion of progress under Northeast Conservation Framework and LCC Conservation Science Strategic Plan. Expected Meeting Outcome: Understanding of progress, products and consensus on next steps relative to Conservation Framework and Strategic Plan

Ken Elowe, Andrew Milliken, all

Handout 4a-Summary of LCC Projects

Handout 4b--Status of LCC products

Handout 4c--Spatial data layers available

Presentation -- Review of progress

2:20 p.m.

Break 2:50 p.m.
4. Review and discussion of LCC products and capability to support conservation decisions with landscape conservation designs. Expected Meeting Outcome: Understanding of how LCC (and RCN) pieces are fitting together for regional conservation design and consensus on next steps and decisions

Ken Elowe, Scott Schwenk (LCC), all

Handout 5  – Summary of Landscape Conservation Design in the North Atlantic LCC

Presentation -- Landscape Conservation Design in the LCC

3:00 p.m.
Adjourn for the day 5:30 p.m.
Group Dinner at Minnewaska Lodge 6:30 p.m.
Breakfast at Minnewaska Lodge 7:00 a.m.
5. Review and reflections from first day's discussions

Ken Elowe, Patricia Riexinger, all

Presentation: LCC way forward

8:00 a.m.
6. Delivering the science and tools: review and discussion of Science Delivery Team's recommendations on translating, delivering and helping partners adopt conservation information and tools. Expected Meeting Outcome: Understanding and consensus on needs to deliver science; priorities for capacity of grants (RFP) needed to support science delivery

Zoe Smith (Wildlife Conservation Society), Amanda Babson (National Park Service), Kevin Kalasz (Delaware Fish and Wildlife), Steve Fuller (LCC), all

Handout 6 – Recommendations for and Summary of Science Delivery

Handout 7--Recommendations for science delivery funding

Presentation: Science Delivery

8:15 a.m.
7. Update on Conservation Synthesis and SWAP updates. Expected Meeting Outcome: Understanding of status of Conservation Synthesis and regional information for SWAP updates, consensus on next steps, including regional Conservation Opportunity Areas

Steve Fuller

Handout 8 – Summary of RCN Synthesis products

9:30 a.m.
Break 10:00 a.m.

8. Telling Our Story. Expected Meeting Outcome: Discussion and consensus on communications objectives, messaging and tools as part of science delivery

Dave Eisenhauer (FWS)

Handout 9 – LCC communications overview

10:15 a.m.
9. Review of approved annual process for science needs and project budgets. Expected Meeting Outcome: Understanding of LCC annual science needs process and budget status

Scot Williamson (WMI)

Handout 10a -- annual process

Handout 10b--LCC budget update

10:45 a.m.
10. Review of RFP results, science needs and priorities and next steps for FY13 and FY14. Expected Meeting Outcome: Discussion and decisions on recommended science projects from Vernal Pools and Aquatic Connectivity RFPs and next steps for FY14 science needs

Scott Schwenk, all

Handout 11a -- Recommendations for Vernal Pools

Handout 11b-- Reccomendations for Aquatic Connectivity projects

Handout 12 -- Table of FY13 science projects


11:00 a.m.
LUNCH (provided) 11:45 a.m.
11. Review of discussions and decisions on science projects, science delivery and communications.  Expected Meeting Outcome: Decisions on projects to fund and recommendations for needs to develop

Ken Elowe, all

12:45 p.m.
12. Update on LCC Network. Expected Meeting Outcome: Introduction of LCC Coorindator, discussion of National Council, National LCC projects, LCC assessment and national allocations

Elsa Haubold (FWS)

Handout 14 -- LCC National Council Charter

Handout 15 -- LCC Network projects

1:00 p.m.

13. LCC and relevant DOI internal Hurricane Sandy projects and Army Corps of Engineers Comprehensive Study.  Expected Meeting Outcome: Next steps for LCC Hurricane Sandy LCC projects and coordination of DOI and partner Hurricane Sandy projects

Andrew Milliken, Rick Bennett, Amanda Babson (National Park Service), Rachel Muir & Pete Murdoch (USGS), Mike Rasser (BOEM), Paul Wagner (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), all

Handout 16 – LCC Hurricane Sandy project descriptions

Handout 17 – LCC Coastal & Marine Technical Team

Handout 18- Hurricane Sandy table of DOI science projects

Handout 19 -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Comprehensive Study summary

Presentation -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Comprehensive Study summary


1:30 p.m.
14. Review and Approval of Minutes; Action items from last Steering Committee call and actions taken.  Expected Meeting Outcome: Approval of minutes

Ken Elowe, Andrew Milliken, all

Handout 20 -- April 10 meeting minutes

Handout 21 – June 27 call minutes

Handout 22 - June 27 call action items and actions taken

2:30 p.m.
15. Selection of new Vice Chair, Other Business, Next Meeting

Ken Elowe

2:45 p.m.


3:00 p.m.

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