Operational Plan Development
Develop an operational plan that maintains flexibility and allows for change as we have greater partner engagement.
- Starting point for LCC development
- Identifies initial science capacity
- Each LCC must submit an operational plan to FWS by December 11, 2009
- Plan must address specific elements
- Elements in this plan are flexible and will change with greater partner input and discussion
Bring as many functional areas of the Service to work on the operational plan. This group would have a good idea of the existing conditions and issues in the geographic area. Joint Ventures are included because of their solid partnerships and relationships with on-the-ground conservation groups and Federal agencies, such as NRCS and FSA.
- Advisory team convened November 12-13, 2009 to work on the plan
- Team members from FWS R2 and R6, representing Migratory Birds, Partners for Wildlife, Fisheries, Technology Centers, Refuge Managers, and Ecological Services
- Playa Lake and Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Coordinators part of team
Identify the highest priority species/habitats; then the potentials products (decision-support tools), top science needs….then the staffing and science capacity that will be needed.
- Highest Priority Species/Habitats in LCC
- Science Capacity
- Process for identifying science capacity
- Existing capacity and how to enhance/utilize Science needs/gaps
- Product and tools based on existing capacity
- Priorities for addressing capacity gaps
May 25, 2012