Caribbean LCC Workshop
October 30 and 31, 2012
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
7:30-8:30 Registration and coffee. Handing out Workshop Pre-Assessment Form
8:30 Welcome, key points about objectives of these two days
8:45 The Vision – Where is FWS Headed with this and Why
9:00 A Conservation Conversation
9:15 Evolving to Meet the Challenges – Landscape-scale Conservation and the Role of Selecting Species
10:00 Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative
11:00 Concepts Behind Selecting Target Species for Landscape-scale Conservation
11:45-12:45 Lunch on your own
12:45 Report on Pre-assessment and Questions from Morning Session
1:00 - 4:00 Draft Technical Guidance on Selecting Species for Design of Landscape-scale Conservation
1:00 Steps 1-3: Objectives, Scale, and Determining Which Species
2:00 Steps 4 - 7: Criteria for Establishing Surrogates, Which Species Require Special Attention, and Population Objectives
3:30 Steps 8 - 10: Addressing Logic and Consistency, Knowledge Gaps and Uncertainties, and the Critical Need to State Assumptions Clearly to Drive Monitoring and Research Needs
4:30 Providing Feedback on the Draft Technical Guidance
4:45 Summary of Day 1 and Introduction to Objectives for Day 2
Adjourn for the Day
Wednesday, October 31
8:00 Recap of Day 1, Insights and Consternations, Introduction to Next Section and Hand Out Post-assessment
8:30-12:00 Existing Efforts to Select Species and Set Conservation Targets
8:30 Puerto Rico Efforts to Select Species and Set Conservation Targets
9:00 Forest Service Efforts to Select Species and Set Conservation Targets
9:30 USFWS Region 4 Efforts to Select Species and Set Conservation Targets
10:00 Turn in Post-assessment, Break
10:15 Break Out Groups for Discussion
11:15 Report Back and Panel Discussion; Report Post Assessment
11:45 Next Steps and Continuing the Conversation and Engagement
12:15 Closing Thoughts: Questions, Comments, Feedback from Participants/Evaluation Summary
1:30-4:30 Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative Steering Committee Meeting: Governance and Research Priorities. This meeting will be limited to CLCC Steering Committee Members and RO Staff.
All videos are presented in both English and Spanish.
Ricardo Colon-Merced, a biologist at Calebra National Wildlife Refuge, talks about how he expects surrogate species to impact his work.
Yogani Govender, Manager of Science, Education and Public Policy for The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, explains how identifying surrogate species will make it easier to work with a database of about 650 species.
Sandra Ortiz, Visitor Services Specialist at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, says the surrogate species workshop helped her understand the Service is not trying to reinvent the wheel.
Marelisa Rivera, Assistant Field Supervisor for the Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office, explains where surrogate species fits in the Strategic Habitat Conservation framework.
Luis Santiago, Assistant Regional Director for Law Enforcement, talks about his program’s role in selecting surrogate species to design functional landscapes.
Last updated: December 3, 2012