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Agenda: April 22, 2015 Steering Committee Meeting

Overall Goals of meeting: Consensus on: priority science and science delivery needs for 2015 and next steps for regional and landscape conservation design and LCC strategic planning.

North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Steering Committee Agenda

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

Newport Marriott - Salon I
25 America's Cup Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island
 

Call in Information: Call Number: 866-762-5634 Passcode: 5866227#

Web page for handouts: http://northatlanticlcc.org/the-cooperative/steering-committee/meetings/steering-committee-meeting-april-22-2015

Overall Goals of meeting:  Consensus on: priority science and science delivery needs for 2015 and next steps for regional and landscape conservation design and LCC strategic planning.

Agenda ItemsDiscussion LeaderLinks to Download FilesTime
BREAKFAST (provided) 7:00 a.m.
1. Welcome

Introductions

Review agenda

Approve minutes from last (10/28-29/2014) meeting

Cathy Sparks (RI DEM), Jeff Willis (RI CRMC), Ken Elowe (FWS), Bill Hyatt (CT)

Handout 1 – Agenda

Handout 2  – Attendance List

Handout 3a – Minutes from October 28-29, 2014 meeting

Handout 3b - Action Items and Highlights from October 28-29, 2014 meeting

8:00 a.m.
2. Action items from last Steering Committee meeting and actions taken Andrew Milliken (LCC) Handout 4 – Action items status 8:20 a.m.
3. LCC Network Updates including LCC Council, National Academy of Sciences Review, FY 15 budget and outlook for FY 16.
Expected Meeting Outcome:  Understanding of LCC Network activities and budget outlook

Jad Daley (TPL), John O’Leary (MA), Ken Elowe, Elsa Haubold (FWS)

Handout 5 – LCC Network Strategic Plan

Handout 6 – National Academy of Sciences LCC Review

Handout 7 – FY 2016 Budget Request for LCCs


8:30 a.m.
4. State of the LCC and Strategic Planning.  Review of progress on goals and objectives of  LCC, next steps for the coming year and recommendations for strategic plan revision process
Expected Meeting Outcome: Consensus on next steps for LCC partnership and staff
Andrew Milliken, Bill Hyatt, LCC Staff, all

Handout 8 – 2014 Annual Report

Handout 9 – 2014 Highlights

Handout 10 – 2014 SIAS

Handout 11 – Recommended Strategic Plan Update Process

Presentation: State of the LCC
9:00 a.m.
BREAK 9:45 a.m.
5. Communications Update
Expected Meeting Outcome: review progress on communications and agree on next steps
Dave Eisenhauer (FWS), Bridget Macdonald (FWS)

Handout 12 Communications Update

Handout 13 Project and Products Fact Sheet Example

Audio slideshow from Science Delivery workshop

10:00 a.m.
6. Information Management Update
Expected Meeting Outcome: review progress on information management and LCC Conservation Planning Atlas
BJ Richardson (FWS) Presentation: Information Management Update 10:20 a.m.
7. Landscape Conservation Design: Pilot conservation design effort in the Connecticut River Watershed
Expected Meeting Outcome: Review and discussion on results of collaborative conservation design pilot in the Connecticut River Watershed and application to regional and landscape scale conservation design
Ken Elowe, Scott Schwenk  (LCC)

Handout 14 – Summary of Connecticut River Pilot Results

Presentation: Connecticut River Watershed Pilot Results
10:40 a.m.
8. Regional Conservation Opportunity Area updates

Expected Meeting Outcome: Consensus on continued role of LCC in informing Regional Conservation Opportunity Areas for State Wildlife Action Plans

Stven Fuller (LCC)

Handout 15 – Summary of RCOA Alternatives

Presentation: Alternatives for Regional Conservation Opportunity Areas

11:10 a.m.
9. Discussion on Next Steps for Conservation Design
Expected Meeting Outcome: Consensus on next steps for conservation design

Ken Elowe, all

Handout 16 -- Summary of recommended next steps for conservation design

11:30 a.m.

LUNCH (provided)

Noon
10. Review of budgets and progress for ongoing projects
Expected Meeting Outcome: Review of LCC annual science needs process; results from completed science and science delivery projects, including Hurricane Sandy, and progress on ongoing projects as part of conservation framework.

Scot Williamson (WMI), Scott Schwenk, Steve Fuller, Megan Tyrrell (LCC)

Handout 17 – Project Budget summary

Handout 18 – Completed and ongoing project and product summaries

Handout 18a  Summary of demonstration and science delivery projects

Presentation: LCC Budget Report (same as handout 17 above)

Presentation: Science Project Updates

Presentation:Science Delivery Project Updates

12:45 p.m.
11. Recommendation from technical committees on priority science needs for FY 2015

Expected Call Outcome: Review of membership, process and major outcomes from technical committee; discussion of science needs and next steps for projects.

Scott Schwenk, Megan Tyrrell, All

Handout 19 – 2015 North Atlantic LCC Science Needs Process

Handout 20 Table of Highest Ranking 2015 Science Needs

Handout 21 – Need summaries

Presentation: recommended science needs

1:15 p.m.
12. Recommendation from science delivery team on priority science delivery needs for FY 2015

 

Expected Meeting Outcome: Review of team membership, process and major outcomes from science delivery team; discussion of science delivery and capacity needs and next steps.

Steve Fuller, All

Handout 22 – Science Delivery Team membership and process

Handouts 23 – Table of highest ranking science delivery needs

Handout 24 – Science delivery needs summaries

Presentation: recommended science delivery needs

1:45 p.m.
BREAK 2:15 p.m.

13. Discussion and decisions on:

  • Science and science delivery needs for 2015
  • Next steps for strategic planning
  • Connecting LCC tools to actions, agencies and organizations

Expected Meeting Outcome: Consensus on priority science and science delivery needs for 2015, next steps for strategic planning and collaborating to improve connections between tools and actions.

Ken Elowe, Bill Hyatt, All

Handout 25 – Consolidated science and science delivery needs

To be updated at meeting

2:30 p.m.
14. Other Business
Next Call/Meeting
Ken Elowe, Bill Hyatt, all 3:45 p.m.

ADJOURN

4:00 p.m.

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