On November 22nd, 2016, The Pacific Northwest Coast Landscape Conservation Design Core Team convened in Portland, OR to share progress made on key elements and discuss key next steps to implementation. We welcomed approximately thirty representatives from multiple entities in the region, including many first-time participants. Thank you to all who were able to attend and to those who continue to assist the forward progress of the initiative. Please see the below meeting recap and presentation links to learn more.
- Khem So (USFWS) & Tom Miewald (NPLCC, USFWS): Draft Project Framework Overview
- Sara Evans-Peters (Pacific Birds Joint Venture): Open Standards & Shared Conservation Targets Presentation
- Ken Vance-Borland (Conservation Planning Institute): Social Network Mapping Presentation
- Meghan Kearney (NPLCC): Draft Communication Plan
- Tom Miewald: Draft Habitat Connectivity Workshop Agenda
The meeting capped off with breakout sessions to brainstorm the following questions (view the session summary here):
1. Are there any gaps in the Project Plan that you believe should be added because they reflect the values and priorities of stakeholders or represent the interests of key ecosystems/habitats/species within the LCD?
2. What is the desired governance structure of the LCD? Are there additional elements we need to consider?
3. Is there a key priority you believe is missing from the funding strategy within the next two years? What suggestions do you have for potential sources of funding to fund the highest priority tasks through 2018?
4. How will your organization use the outcomes of the LCD to advance its conservation interests? What management decisions will be made? At what scale? What timing? Is there anything that could be done to make the outcomes of the LCD more useful for your organization?
If you were unable to attend this meeting but would like to provide feedback to any of the agenda items please contact us. You can also subscribe to our project mailing list to receive regular updates about the project here.