In response to a need for better information about the location and status of rare and endemic plant species in the North Atlantic region, a team of botanists led by NatureServe conducted a broad-scale conservation assessment for vascular plants that occur from Virginia to Maritime Canada.
Progress report shows 1,126 new miles of stream were opened to fish passage in the basin between 2012 and 2016, surpassing the 1,000-mile goal set by partners.
Historic flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011 demonstrated the need to update bridges and culverts in New York for public safety and aquatic passage. Now partners across the state are using resources from the North Atlantic LCC-supported North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative to find opportunities to work together on updating road-stream crossings for the benefit of people, fish, and wildlife.
A new paper published by a team of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Ocean & Coastal Management synthesizes existing information on ecological thresholds related to environmental changes -- including sea-level rise and coastal storms -- for 45 species of coastal fish, wildlife, and plants selected because of their ecological, economic and cultural importance.
Funding will support initiatives in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to improve water quality, storm-water infrastructure, and aquatic habitat, including a project using protocols developed by the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative.
A report released by Harvard Forest and Highstead Foundation outlines a vision for conservation in New England that focuses on the interdependent role that forests, farms, and communities play in shaping the landscape.
Trout Unlimited has given its highest honor to the Maryland Chapter in large part for its collaborative efforts to advance Eastern brook trout conservation in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, including by completing 50 road-stream crossing assessments in the Upper Gunpowder using regional protocols developed by the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC).
Partners from Mid Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) and the National Wildlife Federation (NFW) have released a report that presents findings from experts in the field of Natural and Nature-Based Features who convened to develop a regionally standardized and coordinated approach to monitoring the performance of these projects after implementation.