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GRANTS AND RESOURCES - NOVEMBER 2014

PCJV QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER - SUMMER 2014


Funding Opportunities

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Small Grants Program Deadline: November 7

Webless Migratory Game Bird Program Deadline: November 14

NOAA 2015 Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program Grant Closes: November 18

Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Progam for 2014 Deadline: November 20

USFWS Coastal Program, 2015 notice of funding availability and instructions, is on grants.gov # F15AS00004


Announcements

Environment Canada's National Wetland Conservation Fund provided more than $1.25 million dollars in 2014 for wetland restoration and enhancement in British Columbia, benefiting coastal wetlands and other habitats.

President Obama Protects Vital Marine Habitat, Expands Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

The Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo receives federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.


Articles

Read about changing migration patterns with the Pacific Brant in Environmental News: Good for the gander? As Alaska warms, a goose forgoes a 3,300-mile migration.

The latest issue of the International Wader Studies bulletin is focused on oystercatchers: Conservation Status of Oystercatchers around the World.


Tools & Resources & Plans

Tools for Landscape-Level Assessment and Planning: A Guide for the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Handbook on Best Practices for the Design and Operation of Wetland Education Centres, prepared by the Environmental Ecosystem Research Foundation.

The Junior Duck Stamp Program has revised curriculum materials, targeted to kids in grades 5-8 and with a focus on wetlands, waterfowl and communiy conservations.

Webinar: How to Prepare a Good Wetland Restoration Plan November 4


Conferences & Meetings

The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Annual Meeting
Symposia submission deadline: November 15 Meeting: July 12-16, 2015, Honolulu, HI

East-Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership Meeting
January 16-21, 25, Japan

Citizen Science 2015 Conference and Gathering Call for proposals now open
February 11-12, 2015, San Jose, CA

Pacific Seabird Group, Annual Meeting
February 18-21, 2015, San Jose, CA

The 2015 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites
March 29-April 3, 2015, Oakland, CA

13th North American Arctic Goose Conference
April 15-17, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) 2015 Conference
November 8-12. 2015, Portland, OR




• Archived Announcements

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.
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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.
Read more about the successful effort to recognize the global significance of this area.




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.
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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.
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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.
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