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Please register for Mapping Ecosystem Services for the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks Region on Jan 17, 2017 2:00 PM CST at:

Details: If you work with or seek to engage private landowners on conservation issues, then you will want to see the ecosystem service mapping results of a three-part project that focuses on the services (i.e. nature’s benefits) important to private landowners. Why? Because this research, conducted by Duke University's Nicholas Institute, provides coarse resolution maps showing where the provisioning of ecosystem services and possible demand for them exist in the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks region, which could be applied in a variety of ways. The data will eventually be housed on Sciencebase and made accessible through the GCPO LCC’s Conservation Planning Atlas. Additional parts of this project, focusing on a survey of landowner values and a social network analysis aimed at improving landowner engagement will be presented separately.

This project is sponsored by the four Gulf Coast Landscape Conservation Cooperatives and will also serve as the South Atlantic LCC’s Third Thursday web forum in February.

Please register for Establishing Explicit Biological Objectives to Guide Strategic Habitat Conservation for the Gulf Coast on Feb 16, 2017 9:00 AM CST at:

Details: If you are a Gulf Coast researcher, conservation planner, or wildlife biologist you will be interested in the results of this collaborative project among the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and four Gulf Coast Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. Why? Because in its Vision for a Healthy Gulf of Mexico Watershed (2013), the USFWS lists an agreed set of biological objectives common to Gulf partners as foundational to achieve the Vision. The goal of this project is to develop explicit biological objectives for each of 13 Focal Areas in the Vision, along with associated conservation targets linked to specific habitat characteristics, all contained within a geospatial database. 

Please register for Understanding how river flow affects Guadalupe Bass and other species on Dec 7, 2016 12:00 PM CST at:

Details: If you are an aquatic biologist, fisheries manager, hydrologist, water manager, or conservation planner, then you'll want this update concerning a project testing assumptions about instream flow requirements of native aquatic species in one of the most rapidly developing areas of Texas. Why? Because this project, which focuses on Guadalupe Bass (an economically and ecologically important species endemic to Texas), will produce a rangewide assessment the effects of dam discharge on young Guadalupe bass, as well as recommendations on flow requirements and sampling protocols.

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