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One of the reasons that I’m excited about working for the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks LCC is that the Cooperative is something new, and thus, it opens the possibilities for new ways of thinking and innovation in the way we approach our conservation missions.  Richard Louv, noted author of Last Child in the Woods, wrote in a recent essay, “environmentalism…

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1. The LCC is a concept that is so big, with the lofty goals of conducting science-based landscape conservation planning to increase the effectiveness of the many different partner organizations involved. Can you tell us what you currently see as the role of the LCC partners in this cooperative effort?

 

Mike: Each LCC partner brings a unique capacity and conservation perspective to the cooperative. The role of the…

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“We definitely would like to see more aquatic participation in the LCCs.  SARP staff has worked very hard to make that happen.  I think to this point in time our level of participation has really been a matter of capacity,” said Scott Robinson recently to LCC staff.  Robinson is Coordinator of the Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership, or SARP, which encompasses 14 states that fall within five Landscape Conservation…

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It's been nearly nine months since I started the job of Coordinator for the GCPO LCC, and it's certainly been an interesting ride thus far.  Lots of travels, meeting lots of new folks, and figuring out what the heck it is that a LCC is supposed to be doing.  If anything, along the way there have been plenty of questions on that:  What is an LCC, and what are they supposed to be doing? How can I get involved in the LCC?  What is my role in an…

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Mississippi State University:  Geosystems Research Institute and the Northern Gulf Institute

 

Mississippi State University’s Geosystems Research Institute [http://www.gri.msstate.edu/] has been among the first partners within the GCPO LCC.  The LCC “diaspora” welcomes one of the most low-profile yet…

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Message from the Chairman, Mark Musaus

Message from the Interim Steering Committee Chairman, Mark Musaus

 

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the GCPO Monitor!  The Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks LCC is up and running, has some talented staff working full time, and partners working together on identifying science needs across the GCPO landscape.  My hope is that the information in this newsletter will encourage organizations, agencies, and researchers to…

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