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GRANTS AND RESOURCES - AUGUST 2014

PCJV QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER - SUMMER 2014


Funding

National Wildlife Refuge Friends Grant Program
Request for proposals due: September 30, 2014.

2014 Toyota TogetherGreen Innovation Grant
Deadline: August 15

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

Coastal Code Foundation
Deadline: September 1


Announcements

Oregon Shorebird Festival
September 5-7, Charleston

BOEM announces environment study reports for 3rd Quarter 2014

Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation
(CERF) invites scientific session and workshop proposals for 2015 conference.

EPA extends comment period for Waters of the United States proposed rule
New deadline: October 20
Rule clarifies protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands.

NOAA announces updated process for nominating new national marine sanctuaries

NOAA announces updated process for nominating new national marine sanctuaries

American Avian Conservation and Research Institute seeks partner organizations
for 2016 outreach and education opportunity.


Birds and Biodiversity

Study shows bird declines linked to popular pesticides

Marine Important Bird Areas in the Pacific Flyway
Audubon website includes interactive map, GIS layers, reports and more.

First global assessment of seabirds threatened by invasive alien species on island
Paper identifies every island worldwide where seabirds are threatened by invasive species.

Latest issue of “Waterbirds”
focuses on loon research and conservation.


Tools and Resources

The North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative Conservation Planning Atlas includes a Climate Change Avian Vulnerability gallery and other spatial datasets.

Resource Guide to Federal Climate Adaptation Programs for State Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Resource Guide to NGO Climate Adaptation Resources and Tools for State Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Climate Smart Conservation Practices: Putting Adapation Principle into Practice
Developed by an expert workgroup convened by the National Wildlife Federation.

Considering Multiple Futures: Scenario Planning To Address Uncertainty in Natural Resource Conservation
USFWS, May, 2014

Advancing Landscape-Scale Conservation in North America’s Coastal Temperate Rainforests
Prepared by the National Wildlife Federation and partners for the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative.

Handbook on the Best Practices for Planning, Design and Operation of Wetland Education Centres
Ramsar Secretariat, 2014


Webinars and Online Training

Facilitating Remote and Online Meetings-Essential Success Skills
Three 2-hour webinars, presented by the Northwest Environmental Training Center. August 26-28.

Recorded webinar: Introduction to Stressor Management
How to identify and address project-related impacts to migratory birds and their resources. Builds a framework for agencies to use while developing NEPA analyses.
Dr. Eric Kershner and Charisa Morris, USFWS

“Human-side of Restoration” Webinar Series
runs through October 2014


Conferences, Meetings and Trainings

Pacific Seabird Group, Annual Meeting
February 2015, San Jose, CA
Call for symposia and special paper sessions Due: August 15

Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) 2015 Conference
Call for scientific session and workshop proposals Due: September 12

5th International Sea Duck Conference
September 8-12, Reykjavík, Iceland

International Congress for Wildlife and Livelihoods on Private and Communal Lands
September 7-12, Estes Park, Colorado

Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Annual Meeting
September 21-25, St Louis, MO

9th Australasian Shorebird Conference 2014
September 20-21, Darwin, Australia

2014 Pathways Conference:
Integrating Human Dimensions into Fish and Wildlife Management
October 5-9, Estes Park, CO

Society for Ecological Restoration regional conference
October 6-10, Bend, OR

Facilitation Skills for Environmental Professionals
October 21-22, Seattle, WA

National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation
October 23-24, Washington, DC

Balancing Nature and Commerce in Rural Communities and Landscapes
November 4-6, Manhattan, KS

Inspiring Action, Creating Resilience: Restore America's Estuaries and The Coastal Society's National Summit
November 1-6, Washington, DC

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




• 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.
Read more...




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.
Read more...






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