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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

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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Conserving imperiled aquatic species in the Upper Tennessee River Basin

 

Conserving imperiled aquatic species in the Upper Tennessee River Basin
A team of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service scientists, with assistance from U.S. Geological Survey, have developed a collaborative conservation strategy examining cost-effective approaches for efforts to conserve and manage 36 imperiled freshwater fish and mussel species in the 22,360 square-mile Upper Tennessee River Basin. The strategy identifies aquatic species conservation objectives and recommends a management approach for conserving and recovering prioritized species and locations across the basin. It is designed to help the Service better integrate its efforts internally and with those of partners in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, whose missions complement the goal of maximizing conservation and recovery of imperiled aquatic species and the ecosystems upon which they depend.

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Nanotag tower. Credit: Pam Denmon
Credit: Pam Denmon

 

Refuge Division of Natural Resources March 2015 Project Updates
The Northeast Region Refuges' Division of Natural Resources provides technical support, expertise and advice to staff and collaborates with partners to accomplish the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service mission. Our goal is to use sound science that informs effective and efficient management decisions and identifies our most important resource and conservation contributions at local, regional and landscape scales. The Division also participates in and supports the Inventory & Monitoring Initiative, which works with others to assess the status of national wildlife refuge lands, waters, and biota, and supports conservation objectives at multiple spatial scales.

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Last updated: March 12, 2015