North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Steering Committee Meeting Agenda
November 17, 2010
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Call Number: 866-762-5634
Passcode: 5866227#
Web page for handouts: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/science/meetings_111710.html

To visit the Web page for the October 14, 2010 North Atlantic LCC Steering Committee meeting, including agenda and meeting notes, please visit: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/science/meetings_101410.html

Purpose of meeeting: Update Steering Committee on action items and seek input on important issues to be addressed before and during the November 17 committee meeting.

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Agenda Items

Discussion Leader and Handouts

Time

1. Introductions
Review agenda
Approve minutes from last call

Ken Elowe & Andrew Milliken
Handout 1 – Agenda
Handout 2 – Minutes
Handout 3 – Attendee List

8:00 a.m.
2. Action items from last call and actions taken

Andrew Milliken
Handout 4 – Action items

8:20 a.m..
3. Review of North Atlantic LCC background, activities, decisions, governance and projects from last year Andrew Milliken, Ken Elowe, Rick Bennett
Presentation
8:30 a.m.
4. Updates and guidance from national LCC network and Department of the Interior Andrew Milliken, Doug Austen 9:00 a.m.
5.Draft vision and mission statement
Expected Meeting Outcome: Consensus on vision and mission

Ken Elowe, All
Handouts 5a – Draft vision and mission statement
Handout 5b
Handout 5c

9:15 a.m.
BREAK   9:45 a.m.
Draft vision and mission statement discussion (continued) All 10:00 a.m.
6. Summary of discussions with existing formal partnerships & discussion on need for task groups
Expected Meeting Outcome: Consensus on process and structure for linking to existing partnerships and needs for initial standing or ad-hoc task groups

Andrew Milliken, All
Handout 6 – List of Existing Partnerships
Handout 7 – Draft proposal for a standing technical work group

10:45 a.m.
7.Process for assessing science needs and soliciting and selecting projects
Expected Meeting Outcome: Consensus on initial process and language for defining, soliciting and assessing science needs and soliciting and selecting projects for LCC funding

Andrew Milliken, All
Handout 8 – Draft language for science needs request
Handout 9 – Workshop Proposal


11:30 a.m.
LUNCH   12:00 noon

Process for assessing science needs and soliciting and selecting projects (continued)

All 1:15 p.m.
8.Marine representation and ongoing or planned marine planning efforts
Expected Meeting OutcomeConsensus on initial scope of LCC in marine zone and relationship to existing or planned marine partnerships

Ken Elowe, All

2:00 p.m.
9.Potential boundary changes with adjacent LCCs
Expected Meeting Outcome: Consensus on preferred options for boundaries
Andrew Milliken
Handout 10 – Maps of North Atlantic LCC boundaries

2:20 p.m.
10.Communications tools
Expected Meeting OutcomeConsensus on option for websites and project sharing sites and other communication tool needs
Megan Nagel
Handout 11 – SharePoint
2:40 p.m.
BREAK   3:10 p.m.
11. Outreach needs from Steering Committee
Expected Meeting Outcome: Discussion of outreach by steering committee to target audiences
Megan Nagel, Ken Elowe 3:30 p.m.
12. Governance issues including membership and leadership of Steering Committee
Expected Meeting Outcome: Discussion of representation and leadership on steering committee and need for more formal agreement or plan

Ken Elowe
Handout 12 – Structure and Governance Document

3:45 p.m.
13. Discussion of additional needs and challenges Ken Elowe 4:15 p.m.
14. Next Meeting
Expected Meeting Outcome: Discussion of next meeting; possibility of meeting at Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference
  4:45 p.m.
15. Other Business   4:55 p.m.
12. Adjourn   5:00 p.m.