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Strategic Habitat Conservation

Supporting programs, tools, research and projects that integrate and apply the best available science and practices for conserving the nature of the Northeast.

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The Science Seminar Series provides FWS employees and partners with learning opportunities to keep pace with the changing nature of conservation science.

Conservation Science News and Updates is part of our agency's ongoing commitment to integrating and applying the best available science tools, information and practices toward common species and habitat goals at landscape scales.

Strategic Habitat Conservation is our approach for working with partners and the public to conserve large, connected natural systems – and the benefits they provide to people – at scales large enough to support self-sustaining fish, wildlife and plant populations.

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In the News

Conserving imperiled aquatic species in the Upper Tennessee River Basin
EC3 brought together 50 teachers and school decision
makers from across the nation to receive training on
campus sustainability and wildlife conservation issues.

Credit: NCTC


Appalachian LCC part of Premiere Climate Education and Literacy Training Program
August 20, 2015 - The inaugural Educator Climate and Conservation Colloquium (or EC3) brought together 50 teachers and school decision makers from across the nation to receive training on campus sustainability and wildlife conservation issues to better serve schools and communities.

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Nanotag tower. Credit: Pam Denmon
Piping plover at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.
Credit: Bri Rudinsky/USFWS


Shorebird science? There's an app for that!
May 4, 2015 - The latest tool designed to help manage the threatened piping plover is only a download away; "iPlover" is the first smartphone data collection application developed by the U.S. Geological Survey and will help those managing plover populations.

Funding for iPlover was provided through the Department of the Interior's North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative as part of its Hurricane Sandy response. The app was developed by the USGS' Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center and the Center for Integrated Data Analytics. North Atlantic LCC Coordinator Andrew Milliken said the USGS worked with staff from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, state agencies and non-governmental organizations to incorporate specific data collection needs and enable important stakeholders and partners to contribute data from hundreds of field observations within the plover's U.S. Atlantic coastal breeding range.

"The information collected will not only greatly improve our understanding of impacts from sea level rise, storms and beach management on piping plovers but also how managing for plovers can benefit other beach-dependent species, such as the American oystercatcher," Milliken said.

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Assessing potential energy development across the Appalachians


Assessing potential energy development across the Appalachians
A new study and online mapping tool released March 5 by the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) and The Nature Conservancy are intended to inform discussions among conservation agencies and organizations, industry, policy makers, regulators and the public on how to protect essential natural resources while realizing the benefits of increased domestic energy production.

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Last updated: August 21, 2015