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GRANTS AND RESOURCES - APRIL 2014

FEATURED STORY


Funding

National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program. Deadline: June 25
Accepts applications from non-governmental, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and Native American tribes working on or adjacent to National Forests and Grasslands throughout the United States.

Visit the funding page on our website for more grant deadlines and resources for developing the biological basis of grant proposals


Announcements

More than 1,600 acres along Mendocino County coast added to California Coastal National Monument
A wide array of bird species uses the area's interconnected habitats, including the black oystercatcher, little willow flycatcher, yellow warbler, black-crowned night heron, brown pelicans and snowy plovers.

PCJV unveils 2013 Annual Report: Partnership Activity and Accomplishments

NRCS releases fact sheet on new Agricultural Easement Program
ACEP is a new program that consolidates three former programs -- the Wetlands Reserve Program, Grassland Reserve Program, and Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program.


Birds and biodiversity

Cornell Lab launches new web tool: All About Bird Biology
Developed as a companion site to All About Birds species guide.

NOAA Fisheries Seabird Program website offers a wealth of information and resources, links to regional websites

Report of the National Marine Fisheries Service’s National Seabird Workshop: Building a National Plan to Improve the State of Knowledge and Reduce Commercial Fisheries Impacts on Seabirds. September 9–11, 2009 (March 2014)

NABCI Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs): download data layers, maps and other info
Bird Studies Canada maintains and distributes the authoritative versions of both the terrestrial and marine BCRs


Tools and resources

Using LiDAR to Identify Songbird Habitat
Read about an effort by the National Wildlife Refuge System’s Southwest Region Inventory and Monitoring initiative and Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. USFWS Refuge Update, January/February 2014, p. 6.

Study shows LiDAR data improves models of marbled murrelet habitat
LiDAR can describe both the vertical and horizontal distribution of vegetation, allowing researchers to quantify habitat complexity for species residing in forest canopies. The refined measures are useful for estimating availability of nesting habitat.

New maps reveal land cover change over five years across North America
A new set of maps featured in the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s North American Environmental Atlas depicts land cover changes using satellite images from 2005 and 2010.

New imagery and land cover data added to NOAA Digital Coast data registry

Wetland Program Plans Handbook: A resource to assist states and tribes in developing strategic approaches to achieve comprehensive wetland programs
Association of State Wetland Managers

Monitoring and citizen science

Citizen Science Academy (from NEON: National Ecological Observatory Network)
Courses, modules and tutorials designed to help implement citizen science programs.

New eBird publication highlights a novel approach to citizen science

Citizen science: changing the relationship between science and society
New technology is dramatically increasing the role of non-scientists in providing data for researchers. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Caren Cooper of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology talks about the expanding realm of citizen science

Great Backyard Bird Count: 2014 results now available


Climate change and sea level rise

Resource Guide to Federal Climate Adaptation Programs for State Fish & Wildlife Agencies
The goal of this document is to prevent duplication of federal climate adaptation work on the state level.


Webinars and online training

Attend via webinar: Biodiversity Without Boundaries 2014 conference. April 7-11


Conferences and training

Western Working Group Partners in Flight spring meeting. April 8-10, Ventura CA

Climate Smart Conservation Training. May 19-21, Tucson AZ
How to carry out adaptation with intentionality, manage for change and not just persistence, craft climate?informed conservation goals, and integrate adaptation into on?going work.

2014 Pathways Conference: Integrating Human Dimensions into Fish and Wildlife Management. October 5-9, Estes Park CO
Sponsored by Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University

Society for Ecological Restoration regional conference. October 6-10, Bend OR
Collaborative restoration: from community efforts to landscape scales.

Visit our Conference page for more conferences, workshops and trainings




• Archived Announcements

New National Joint Venture Website Launched

The National Joint Venture Communications, Education, and Outreach Team recently unveiled the first ever website for all of the North American Migratory Bird Joint Ventures. This new site provides an overview of the history of the Joint Ventures, a description of what they do and how they work, details about on-the-ground projects of Joint Venture partnerships, and much more.
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