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GRANTS AND RESOURCES - AUGUST 2014
PCJV QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER - SUMMER 2014
National Wildlife Refuge Friends Grant Program
2014 Toyota TogetherGreen Innovation Grant
North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Small Grants Program
Coastal Code Foundation
Oregon Shorebird Festival
Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation
EPA extends comment period for Waters of the United States proposed rule
American Avian Conservation and Research Institute seeks partner organizations
Birds and Biodiversity
Marine Important Bird Areas in the Pacific Flyway
First global assessment of seabirds threatened by invasive alien species on island
Latest issue of “Waterbirds”
Tools and Resources
The North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative Conservation Planning Atlas includes a Climate Change Avian Vulnerability gallery and other spatial datasets.
Climate Smart Conservation Practices: Putting Adapation Principle into Practice
Advancing Landscape-Scale Conservation in North America’s Coastal Temperate Rainforests
Handbook on the Best Practices for Planning, Design and Operation of Wetland Education Centres
Webinars and Online Training
Facilitating Remote and Online Meetings-Essential Success Skills
Recorded webinar: Introduction to Stressor Management
“Human-side of Restoration” Webinar Series
Conferences, Meetings and Trainings
Pacific Seabird Group, Annual Meeting
Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) 2015 Conference
5th International Sea Duck Conference
International Congress for Wildlife and Livelihoods on Private and Communal Lands
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Annual Meeting
9th Australasian Shorebird Conference 2014
2014 Pathways Conference:
Society for Ecological Restoration regional conference
Facilitation Skills for Environmental Professionals
National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation
Balancing Nature and Commerce in Rural Communities and Landscapes
Inspiring Action, Creating Resilience: Restore America's Estuaries and The Coastal Society's National Summit
Citizen Science 2015 Conference and Gathering
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.