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North Atlantic LCC Steering Committee Meeting Agenda

Meeting agenda and materials

North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Steering Committee Agenda

October 26, 2015 12:00 noon – 5:15 p.m.; October 27, 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth, New Hampshire


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

Web page for handouts:


Overall goals of meeting:  Steering Committee input on strategic direction and next steps for science, science delivery, conservation design and communications.


Monday, October 26


Agenda Items

Discussion Leader

Handouts & Presentations


Lunch (Provided)

12:00 noon

1.      Welcome & Introductions
Review agenda and goals for meeting
Key decisions and messages
Approve minutes from last call (June 16, 2015)

Ken Elowe (FWS), Bill Hyatt (Connecticut DEEP), Glenn Normandeau (New Hampshire Fish and Game),

Handout 1 – Agenda
Handout 2 – Attendance List
Handout 3 – 6/16/2015 call minutes

1:00 p.m.

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

Andrew Milliken (LCC)

Handout 4 – Action items status

1:20 p.m.

3.      Highlights and discussion on science projects and resulting products

Steering Committee questions & discussion

Expected Meeting Outcome:
Understanding of current status of science projects, products available, how they fit together and feedback from committee.


LCC Staff, all

Handout 5 – Summary of LCC Projects & Products
Handout 6 – General Products Fact Sheet
Handout 7 – State by State Product Fact Sheets
Presentation: Science Project and Product Updates

1:30 p.m.


2:45 p.m.

4.      Landscape Conservation Design
a)      Updates on and lessons learned from the Connecticut River Watershed Landscape Conservation Design Pilot;
b)     Regional Conservation Opportunity Areas: approach and recommendations – outcome of NEFWDTC meeting and next steps
c)      Next steps across the region
d)     Steering Committee questions & discussion

Expected Meeting Outcome
Understanding and steering committee input on how multiple ongoing and planned landscape conservation design projects fit together, lessons learned and next steps


LCC Staff, Partners involved in conservation design efforts

Handout 8 – Summary of Connecticut River Watershed Pilot
Handout 9 – Summary of RCOAs
Presentation(s): Connecticut River Pilot, RCOAs, and Landscape Conservation Design at multiple scales

3:30 p.m.

5.      Review of project budgets and contracts

Expected Meeting Outcome:
Understanding of LCC project budget and contract status

Scot Williamson (WMI)

Handout 10 – Budget Summary
Presentation: budget update

4:30 p.m.

6.      Review of projects selected and RFP results

Expected Meeting Outcome:
Consensus on selection of projects from science RFP

Scott Schwenk

Handout 11a – recommendations from review teams for Floodplains

Handout 11b – recommendations from review teams for Rare Plants  

4:45 p.m.

Adjourn for day

5:15 p.m.



Group Dinner – TBD                                

7:00 p.m.


Tuesday, October 27


Agenda Items

Discussion Leader

Handouts & Presentations


Breakfast (Provided)

7:00 a.m.

7.      Review and reflections from first day’s sessions

Ken Elowe, Bill Hyatt, all

8:00 a.m.

8.      Progress on science delivery and communications

a)      Results of recent partner meetings – what we are hearing

b)     Next steps and resources needed

c)      Discussion

Expected Meeting Outcome:

Understanding of results of initial science delivery meetings and input on next steps

Steve Fuller, Bridget Macdonald, David Eisenhauer, Ken Elowe

Handout 12 – Summary of science delivery training and meetings

Handout 13 – Science delivery summary and progress

Handout 14 – Communications update

Presentation: Science Delivery and Communications Updates

8:15 a.m.



9:15 a.m.

9.      LCC Network updates and budget

Update on LCC Network, FY 16 Budget and implications of possible reductions

Expected Meeting Outcome:

Input on approach for addressing possible budget reductions

Ken Elowe, Bill Hyatt, Andrew Milliken all

Handout 15 – Talking Points for LCC FY16 Budget

Handout 15a - LCC Network Brochure

9:30 a.m.

10.  Technical committees, Science Needs process and Science Delivery process for 2016

Expected Meeting Outcome:

Input on approach, timing and scope of science needs and science delivery process for 2016

Scott Schwenk, Steve Fuller, all

Handout 16 – Annual process

Handout 17 – Current technical committee membership

Handout 18 – Current Science Delivery Team membership


10:00 a.m.

11.  Discussion on LCC Strategic Direction What is missing or needs additional attention from the North Atlantic LCC to make it stronger and more relevant?  Input on additions and revisions needed for the Strategic Plan and proposed revised process

Expected Meeting Outcome:

Input on what additional aspects need to be addressed by the North Atlantic LCC, how they fit into mission and revised strategic plan and best process for updating.

Bill Hyatt, Ken Elowe, Andrew Milliken, all

Handout 19 – Revised Process for North Atlantic LCC Strategic Plan Revision.

Handout 20 – LCC Network Strategic Plan


10:30 a.m.

12.  Other business, next meeting

Bill Hyatt, Ken Elowe, all

11:30 a.m.


11:45 a.m.


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