Five in Alaska – Part of a National Network
Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) are applied conservation science partnerships between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other federal agencies, states, tribes, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities and stakeholders within an ecologically defined area. They are true cooperatives, formed and directed by their partner agencies and organizations. Visit the Service’s National LCC web site to learn more about the 22 LCCs across the nation.
For more information and to learn how you can participate please visit the respective LCC in your area. Contact information is below.
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Alaska Region Peer Review
In order to ensure the quality and credibility of the scientific information we disseminate to the public, the Fish and Wildlife Service has implemented a formal “peer review” process for influential scientific documents.
While we have always consulted experts to ensure that our science is sound, through this peer review process we will follow the guidelines for Federal agencies spelled out in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) “Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review,” released December 16, 2004.
Part of the peer review process is to provide information on the Web about how each peer review is to be conducted, as summarized below and described in detail in this checklist. Each peer review plan will include the following information:
- Document title and short description
- Information about the kind of peer review process to be conducted, the anticipated number of reviewers, the reviewer expertise and selection method
- Opportunities for public participation
- Service staff contact information
Peer Review Agenda
We have identified the following Alaska Region documents as meeting the OMB criteria for peer review of influential or highly influential scientific information. Click on a title to get more information about that document and the peer review process we have planned for it. This list will be updated as necessary.
|12/2016||Peer Review Plan for Pacific Walrus Status Assessment|
|6/2015||Peer Review Plan for Archipelago Wolf Status Assessment|
|9/10/2015||Peer Review Summary Report: Draft Status Assessment for the Alexander Archipelago Wolf|
|10/23/2015||Archipelago Wolf Final Status Assessment|
|2/13/2013||Peer review plan for the Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Wood Bison in Alaska|
|3/2014||Peer Review Comments on the proposed establishment of a nonessential experimental population of wood bison in Alaska|
|5/7/2014||Final Rule on the Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Wood Bison in Alaska|
|12/11/2013||Draft Peer Review Plan for the listing evaluation for the yellow-billed loon|
Peer Review Comments on the listing evaluation for the yellow-billed loon:
Alaska Department of Fish and Game comments
|10/1/2014||12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Yellow-billed Loon as an Endangered or Threatened Species Notice of 12 Month Petition Finding|
|6/2013||Peer Review Plan for the Listing evaluation for the Kittlitz’s murrelet|
|7/2013||Peer Review Comments on the Listing Evaluation for the Kittlitz’s murrelet|
|10/3/2013||12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Kittlitz’s Murrelet as an Endangered or Threatened Species Notice of 12 Month Petition Finding|
|8/1/2012||Listing the British Columbia Distinct Population Segment of the Queen Charlotte Goshawk Under the Endangered Species Act Final Rule (peer review comments begin on page 45872)|
|1/9/2007||Peer Review Contacts for the Proposed Rule to List the Polar Bear as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act|
|4/2007||Peer Review Comments on the Proposed Rule to List the Polar Bear as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act|
|2/25/2008||United States Fish and Wildlife Service responses to comments on USGS reports prepared in support of the Polar Bear Listing Decision|
|5/15/2008||Determination of Threatened Status for the Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) Throughout Its Range Final Rule|
|6/19/2006||Peer Review Contacts for the Range-wide Status Review of the Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)|
|8/2006||Peer Review Comments on the Range-wide Status Review of the Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)|
|12/21/2006||Range-wide Status Review of the Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)|