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Steering Committee Conference Call June 27, 2013

Review status of science needs, science delivery and Hurricane Sandy resiliency funding recommendations; review opportunities with and feedback for the National Fish, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Adaptation Strategy; review options and plan for fall meeting

North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative Steering Committee

Conference Call Agenda

Thursday, June 27, 2012 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Agenda Items

Discussion Leader

and Handouts

Time
(p.m.)

1) Introductions, roll call

Review agenda
Approve minutes from April meeting

Ken Elowe (USFWS) & Andrew Milliken (NA LCC)
Handout 1 – Agenda

Handout 2 – Minutes

2:00

2) Review progress on action items from April meeting

Andrew Milliken

Handout 3 – Action items from April meeting

Surrogate Species Framework

2:10

3) Update on ongoing projects by staff and opportunity for input: science development
  • Decision support tool to assess aquatic habitats and threats in North Atlantic watersheds and estuaries – involvement of partners;
  • Peer review process for completed projects including regional vulnerability assessments
Expected Call Outcome: Next steps for engaging partners in aquatic project and peer review

Scott Schwenk (NA LCC), Ken Elowe

Handout 4a- Fact sheet on aquatic habitats project

Handout 4b – Process for input on aquatic habitats project

2:20
4) Update on ongoing projects by staff and opportunity for input: information management
Expected Call Outcome: Next steps for engaging partners in review and input on data portal
BJ Richardson (USFWS) 2:35
5) Update on ongoing projects by staff and opportunity for input: science delivery
  • Review of science delivery team discussions and next steps
  • Synthesis of species and habitat information for State Wildlife Action Plan updates – status, needs and opportunities
Expected Call Outcome: Input for science delivery team; next steps for engagement in synthesis

Steve Fuller (NA LCC) & Lori Pelech (NA LCC)

Handout 5 – Summary of science delivery discussions and team members
2:40

6) Status of Hurricane Sandy Department of the Interior Resiliency Science funding and LCC role

Expected Call Outcome: Next steps for LCC with Hurricane Sandy resiliency science projects

Rick Bennett (USFWS)

Handout 6 – Summary of Hurricane Sandy DOI Resiliency Science status and next steps

Handout 7 – North Atlantic LCC Coastal and Marine Technical Teams

3:00

7) Review of science needs, priorities, and next steps for FY 2013 projects including Requests for Proposals

Expected Call Outcome: Next steps for projects to address science needs

Scott Schwenk (NA LCC)

Handout 8 – Summary of science needs and next steps

3:15

8) Role of LCC and LCC Network in delivering National Fish, Wildlife and Plant Adaptation Strategy (NFWPCAS)

Expected Call Outcome: Discussion of role and consideration of draft response to NFWPCAS team

Andrew Milliken

Handout 9a – Letter to LCC from NFWPCAS

Handout 9b – NFWPCAS Highlights document

Handout 9c – Crosswalk to LCC strategic plan and proposed response to NFWPCAS

3:25

9) Agenda and planning for fall LCC Steering Committee meeting

Expected Call Outcome: Discussion of options, goals and agenda items for fall meeting; decision on length and timing

Ken Elowe, all

Handout 10 – Options for fall meeting

3:40

Adjourn

4:00

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