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Transitioning into 2017

A few weeks ago, the GCPO LCC staff gathered in Starkville, MS, for a 2-day staff retreat, where we started laying out our work plans and priorities for 2017. Our staff, because we work for multiple partner agencies and are physically located in offices across the LCC, get together frequently for staff conference calls, and we also come together a couple times a year for in-person staff retreats. We have found this to be an…

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Jason Wilson is Refuge Manager of the Clarence Cannon, Great River, and Middle Mississippi National Wildlife Refuges, which stretch from southern Iowa through Missouri and Illinois to Cairo, where the Ohio River meets the Mississippi.  Jason is a manager who recognizes the value of partnerships for achieving his conservation objectives, which is why he is excited about the GCPO LCC’s blueprint conservation design process.

At the Blueprint Workshop held…

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 First in a series of impressions from participants in the GCPO LCC Blueprint Workshops being held spring 2016.

Bill Holimon is the Chief of Research for the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), an agency “committed to the protection of special places, collaborative conservation, and…

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As part of the GCPO's process for developing a Conservation Blueprint, LCC staff will be hosting a series of workshops around the region.  These 1-day workshops will serve 2 main purposes.  First, they will give stakeholders a preview of the planning & design products being generated by the LCC to support the development of sustainable landscapes.  Second, they will give stakeholders the opportunity to give input on how to make the products more useful for supporting…

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Over the past few months the Adaptation Science Management Team, together with representatives from State Wildlife Action Plans, the Southeast Aquatic Resource Partnership, Bird Habitat Joint Ventures, the National Wildlife Refuge System, and others have been meeting to develop a Conservation Blueprint for the GCPO.  This effort has been applying the principles of Landscape Conservation Design to tie together information on where we are working and where we should be working in order to…

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Summer Reading, and Remembering Charles Baxter

Summer Reading, and Remembering Charles Baxter

I was recently reminded of an important document that was written nearly 10 years ago, and decided to re-read it as part of my summer reading program.  The document is entitled “Responding to the Changing Nature of Conservation: an Open Letter to the Directorate on Shaping the Service Future,” which was penned by Charles Baxter in 2006.  Charles was a…

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