During the last week of June, the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) will host a series of workshops to provide hands-on training on applying new datasets and tools from Nature’s Network for conservation activities across the region. Partners working at any scale are invited to take part in this free opportunity to learn from the team behind Nature’s Network and from each other in a workshop that will be held at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Regional Office in Hadley, Mass.
Here are the details:
When: Three individual training workshops covering Nature’s Network will be held in succession during the last week of June:
- Tuesday, June 27th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 28th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (afternoon only)
- Thursday, June 29th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Purpose: To help participants understand how they can apply the suite of Nature’s Network decision-support tools in setting their conservation and restoration priorities and in finding common ground among a network of practitioners.
Who should attend: The workshops are intended to serve a range of agency staff and conservation partners engaged in planning and implementing conservation activities, including tech-savvy biologists and program managers; planners or administrators that help the agency describe priority places for acquisition, conservation, or restoration; and GIS staff.
Desired outcome: Participants will leave the workshop with an ability to use new spatial tools and products to identify strategic opportunities for conservation actions and to synergize work with partners to maximize our collective impact. Once implemented, such conservation actions will have an enhanced likelihood of success, since they will benefit from advanced screening and being positioned within a regional network of habitats.
Logistics: The workshop is free, but participants are expected to cover their own expenses for travel, lodging, and food. Nearby hotels, such as the Marriott Courtyard and the Holiday Inn Express in Hadley, typically offer government rates to travelers.
If you would like to register for the workshop, please email Bridget Macdonald (firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP for a specific date (June 27th, June 28th, or June 29th). We will share a detailed agenda with all participants in advance of the workshops.