FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2013
Ashley Spratt, LCC Communications Coordinator
572-234-2132 ext. 104 firstname.lastname@example.org
Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC seeks research proposals for funding in 2013
Stakeholder values, State Wildlife Action Plans, socioeconomics, and science communication among priority research needs
Mouth of Kadunce Creek on Lake Superior's North Shore in Minnesota. USFWS Photo.
The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) is seeking project ideas for potential funding in 2013. The LCC identifies, prioritizes, and supports research addressing scientific uncertainties to inform conservation across the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes geography. Grant application packages are due by April 19, 2013.
For consideration, projects must address at least one of the following themes identified by the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC:
- Identifying and integrating objectives for waterfowl habitat, waterfowl populations, and people
- Identifying regional themes and needs across State Wildlife Action Plans in the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region
- Incorporating impacts of future climate and socioeconomic drivers into the fish habitat condition assessment in the Midwest
- Identifying or developing a hierarchical geographic framework and conservation targets for Upper Midwest and Great Lakes regional landscape conservation design
- Understanding needs and best practices for effective information transfer between science and management communities
The notice of funding availability and application process is posted on Grants.gov. The funding opportunity number is F13AS00119. Additional application instructions and materials are available at http://www.greatlakeslcc.org/?p=862.
The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC), established in 2010, is focused on a diverse range of fish, wildlife and other natural resources that transcend state and international borders. This includes the Great Lakes, North America’s largest freshwater resource, coastal wetlands, boreal forests, major river systems and prairie-hardwood ecosystems. Many of these ecosystems surround heavily populated urban areas creating both resource challenges and opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.greatlakeslcc.org
The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC is among 22 similar partnerships that collectively form a national network of land, water, wildlife and cultural resource managers, scientists, and interested public and private organizations—within the U.S. and across our international borders—that share a common need for scientific information in conservation. For more information about LCCs, visit http://www.fws.gov/landscape-conservation/lcc.html
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.
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