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Agenda: October 28-29, 2014 Steering Committee Meeting

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


North Atlantic LCC Steering Committee Meeting in

Rhinebeck, New York

October 28, 2014 12:00 noon – 5:15 p.m.; October 29, 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

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

Web page for handouts: link

Discussion input document: link

Summary of Action Items, Highlights and Discussion: link

Tuesday, October 28
TimeAgenda ItemDiscussion LeaderLinks to Download Files
12:00 noon Lunch (Provided)

Welcome & Introductions

  • Review agenda and goals for meeting
  • Key decisions and messages
  • Approve minutes from last call (July 1, 2014)
Ken Elowe (FWS), Bill Hyatt, (Connecticut DEEP), Patricia Riexinger (New York State DEC), 

Handout 1 – Agenda
Handout 2 – Attendance List
Handout 3 – Minutes from 7/1/2014 call

1:20 Action items from last Steering Committee meeting/call and actions taken

Andrew Milliken (LCC)

Handout 4 – Action items status

Review and discussion of progress under Northeast Conservation Framework and LCC Conservation Science Strategic Plan

(a) Science project updates, products available and next steps

Steering Committee questions & discussion

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

Andrew Milliken, Scott Schwenk (LCC), all

Handout 5a – Summary of LCC projects

Handout 5b – Status of LCC products

Handout 5c – Spatial data layers available

Presentation: Science Project Updates

(b) Updates on DOI and partner Hurricane Sandy resiliency projects, coordination and common metrics

Steering Committee questions & discussion

Expected Meeting Outcome:
Understanding of LCC Hurricane Sandy projects and coordination and exchange of information on other relevant Hurricane Sandy projects; input on next steps for further coordination.

Andrew Milliken, Pete Murdoch (USGS), Amanda Babson (NPS), Ellen Mecray (NOAA), Mike Rasser (BOEM), Roselle Henn (U.S. Army COE), Bill Brumback (NEWFS), all

Handout 6a – LCC Hurricane Sandy Resiliency Project Summaries

Handout 6b –DOI Hurricane Sandy science project table

Handout 6c – Table of common metrics

Presentation: DOI Metrics Expert Group Briefing

2:45 Break

(c) Updates and next steps for science delivery

Steering Committee questions & discussion

Expected Meeting Outcome:
Understanding of status of science delivery projects and capacity and input on next steps.

Steve Fuller, Lori Pelech (LCC), Zoe Smith (WCS)

Handout 7a – Summary of demonstration and science delivery projects

Handout 7b – Summary of training delivered

Presentation: Science Delivery Updates
3:30 Discussion on Landscape Conservation Design

(a) Regional Conservation Opportunity Areas: review of purpose and process agreed to by Northeast Fish and Wildlife Diversity Program Managers;

(b) Updates on and lessons learned from the Connecticut River Watershed Landscape Conservation Design Pilot;

(c) Needs for Landscape Conservation Design at multiple scales in the LCC

(d) Next steps

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 so far, direction on next steps and how to effectively manage designs and multiple scales

Ken Elowe, Scott Schwenk, Steve Fuller, Andrew Milliken, Becky Gwynn (Virginia DGIF), Kevin Kalasz (Delaware DFW), Gwen Brewer (Maryland DNR)

Handout 8 – Process for RCOAs

Handout 9 – Summary of Connecticut River Watershed Pilot

Handout 10 – White paper on approach for addressing multiple scales of conservation design in the LCC

Presentation(s): Landscape Conservation Design, Connecticut River Pilot and RCOAs


Adjourn for day



6:15 p.m. Poster Session/Reception - Beekman Arms, Wayfarer Room

7:30 p.m. Group Dinner at Gigi Hudson Valley Trattoria (one block north of Beekman Arms on Route 9)

Wednesday, October 29

TimeAgenda ItemDiscussion LeaderLinks to Download Files
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Provided at Beekman Arms
8:00 Review and reflections from first day’s discussions Ken Elowe, Bill Hyatt, all
8:15 Communications Discussion

LCC Communications and toolkit: what is most needed for LCC Steering Committee members to communicate with their agencies/organizations?

Steering Committee questions & discussion

Expected Meeting Outcome:

Understanding of communications goals; existing and planned communications tools and capacity; and input on increasing effectiveness.

Dave Eisenhauer (FWS), Bridget Macdonald (LCC), all

Handout 11 – LCC Communications framework and toolkit

Handout 11b - Draft Product Users Guide

Presentation: Communications toolkit

NALCC Fall 2014 Newsletter


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.

Expected Meeting Outcome:

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

Bill Hyatt, Ken Elowe, Scott Schwenk, Andrew Milliken, all

Handout 12a –  North Atlantic LCC Strategic Plan

Handout 12b – Strategic Plan matrix

Handout 12c – Recommended additions to Strategic Plan

Handout 12d LCC Network Strategic plan

9:45 Break
10:00 Discussion on LCC Strategic Direction (continued)


Technical committees, Science Needs process and Science Delivery process for 2015

Expected Meeting Outcome:
Input on approach and scope of science needs and science delivery process for 2015.

Scott Schwenk, Steve Fuller, all

Handout 13 Annual process

Handout 14 – Current technical committee membership

Handout 15 – Current Science Delivery Team membership

11:15 Review of project budgets and OMB requirements

Expected Meeting Outcome:

Understanding of LCC project budget status and OMB requirements

Scot Williamson (WMI)

Handout 16 – Budget summary

Handout 17 OMB requirements


11:30 Other business, next meeting Bill Hyatt, Ken Elowe, all
11:45 Adjourn

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