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GRANTS AND RESOURCES - NOVEMBER 2014
PCJV QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER - SUMMER 2014
North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Small Grants Program Deadline: November 7
Webless Migratory Game Bird Program Deadline: November 14
NOAA 2015 Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program Grant Closes: November 18
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Progam for 2014 Deadline: November 20
USFWS Coastal Program, 2015 notice of funding availability and instructions, is on grants.gov # F15AS00004
Environment Canada's National Wetland Conservation Fund provided more than $1.25 million dollars in 2014 for wetland restoration and enhancement in British Columbia, benefiting coastal wetlands and other habitats.
Read about changing migration patterns with the Pacific Brant in Environmental News: Good for the gander? As Alaska warms, a goose forgoes a 3,300-mile migration.
The latest issue of the International Wader Studies bulletin is focused on oystercatchers: Conservation Status of Oystercatchers around the World.
Tools & Resources & Plans
Handbook on Best Practices for the Design and Operation of Wetland Education Centres, prepared by the Environmental Ecosystem Research Foundation.
The Junior Duck Stamp Program has revised curriculum materials, targeted to kids in grades 5-8 and with a focus on wetlands, waterfowl and communiy conservations.
Webinar: How to Prepare a Good Wetland Restoration Plan November 4
Conferences & Meetings
The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Annual Meeting
East-Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership Meeting
Citizen Science 2015 Conference and Gathering Call for proposals now open
Pacific Seabird Group, Annual Meeting
The 2015 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites
13th North American Arctic Goose Conference
Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) 2015 Conference
OREGON'S LEV WINS NATIONAL AWARD
The Wetlands Conservancy's Executive Director Esther Lev was recently named winner of the Environmental Law Institute's 2014 National Wetlands Award for wetland community leadership. "Esther has a rare combination of scientific knowledge, field experience, conservation ethic, vision, communications savvy, and social skills," says PCJV Oregon coordinator Bruce Taylor.
SKAGIT BAY, WASHINGTON -- GLOBALLY SIGNIFICANT IBA
The Important Bird Area (IBA) program is an international effort to identify, conserve, and monitor a network of sites that provide essential habitat for bird populations. Washington’s Greater Skagit/Stillaguamish Delta is an example of the kind of habitat identified through the IBA program.
LAND TRUSTS CONVENE IN HOMER, AK
In April, Alaska’s land trusts, along with the national Land Trust Alliance, met for a statewide land trust meeting in Homer. This year's meeting focused on increasing engagement with local communities.
PUGET SOUND NAWCA PROJECT
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. and 11 partners are implementing the Central Puget Sound Lowland Project, a $3.3 million conservation program ($1M NAWCA grant funds with $2.3M match from local sources.) The project focuses on wetland habitats under development pressure, with an emphasis on protecting and restoring floodplain wetlands.
EVOLVING HAWAII'S STRATEGY FOR WETLAND CONSERVATION
In an effort to conserve the biodiversity of Hawaiian birds and wetlands, the Pacific Coast Joint Venture (PCJV) is updating the Strategic Plan for Wetland Conservation in Hawai’i (2006). Key wetland habitats have been identified using a variety of information, including the state waterbird survey data, to spatially prioritize conservation needs.