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National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program. Deadline: August 1

Coastal Code Foundation. Deadline: September 1


New federal duck stamp now available
Also available through the American Birding Association

EPA extends comment period for Waters of the United States proposed rule. New deadline: October 20
Rule clarifies protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands. Comment on agricultural exemptions until July 7.

Producers with expiring NRCS Conservation Stewardship Program contracts have from July 11 to Sept. 12 to renew and add conservation activities, fine-tune conservation plans

NOAA announces updated process for nominating new national marine sanctuaries

Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation invites scientific session and workshop proposals for 2015 conference in Portland. Deadline: September 12

American Avian Conservation and Research Institute seeks partner organizations for 2016 outreach and education opportunity

Tools and resources

Generalized provisional seed zones for native plants: new tool for identifying well-adapted plant materials for restoration projects

Avoiding Impacts on Nesting Birds During Construction and Revegetation Projects

Handbook on the Best Practices for Planning, Design and Operation of Wetland Education Centres. Ramsar Secretariat, 2014.

USDA launches website for new and beginning farmers
Includes how participate in conservation opportunities and access USDA technical support programs.

2012 Canadian Nature Survey: Awareness, participation, and expenditures in nature-based recreation, conservation, and subsistence activities

Birds and biodiversity

Marine Important Bird Areas in the Pacific Flyway
Audubon website includes interactive map, GIS layers, reports and more.

Decision Point online magazine presents articles, views and ideas on environmental decision making, biodiversity, conservation planning and monitoring

New release: first global assessment of seabirds threatened by invasive alien species on islands
New paper identifies every island worldwide where seabirds are threatened by invasive species.

Latest issue of “Waterbirds" focuses on loon research and conservation


Facilitating Remote and Online Meetings-Essential Success Skills. Three 2-hour webinars, Aug. 26-28
Presented by the Northwest Environmental Training Center

Recorded webinar: Introduction to Stressor Management (Dr. Eric Kershner and Charisa Morris, USFWS)
How to identify and address project-related impacts to migratory birds and their resources. Builds a framework for agencies to use while developing NEPA analyses. More info: Eric Kershner

Recorded “Human-side of Restoration" Webinar. Learning to Understand Each Other: Values & Perceptions of Ecosystem Restoration

Conferences and training

Advanced Hydric Soils—two-day interactive course. August 25-26, Arlington, WA
Wetland Training Institute course addresses Field Indicators of Hydric Soils in the U.S., a major aspect of the Corps of Engineers Regional Supplements.

2nd State-and-Transition Simulation Modeling Conference. September 16-18, Fort Collins CO

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