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GRANTS AND RESOURCES - DECEMBER 2014
PCJV QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER - SUMMER 2014
EPA Environmental Education Grant Solicitation Notice Deadline: February 2, 2015
The Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program Closes: February 3, 2015
NOAA Fisheries 2015 Pacific Marine National Monuments (MNMs) Program is accepting applications. Closes: Februrary 3, 2105
USFWS Coastal Program, 2015 notice of funding availability and instructions, is posted on grants.gov #F15AS00005
USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, 2015 notice of funding availability and instructions, is posted on grants.gov # F15AS00004
The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission recently approved funding for the protection of more than 128,000 acres of wetland habitats in the United States, including more than 1000 acres in the Willamette Valley.
"Mayday! The Future of Salish Sea Birds," is a technical seminar sponsored by the Orcas Island Bird & Wildlife Festival 2015 and Kwiaht. April 30- May 1, 2015, Orcas Island, WA. For details contact email@example.com
Assessing Ecological Correlates of Marine Bird Declines to Inform Marine Conservation, focusing on the Salish Sea and recently published in Conservation Biology, is available for download.
Tools, Resources, and Plans
eBird Northwest, a new portal within the eBird program, is now up and running.
The Role of Citizen Science in Supporting Bird Conservation: Bird Education Alliance for Conservation (BEAC) Webinar. December 3
Mapping with Ecological Site Descriptors Association of State Wetlands Managers Webinar December 17
Ecosystem Based Management Tools Network Webinar: An Ocean Story of Maps January 20, 2015
Conferences and Meetings
East-Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership Meeting
Citizen Science 2015 Conference and Gathering
Pacific Seabird Group, Annual Meeting
The 2015 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites
13th North American Arctic Goose Conference
Society of Wetland Scientists 2015 Annual Meeting: Changing Climate. Changing Wetlands.
The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Annual Meeting
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.