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  • Wendy Loya
    Arctic LCC Coordinator

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
    1011 East Tudor Road
    Anchorage, Alaska 99503
    (907) 786-3532
  • Josh Bradley
    Arctic LCC Data Manager

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
    101 12th Avenue, Rm. 216
    Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
    (907) 455-1847

Arctic LCC News

  • Jan 16, 2017
    The Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) is seeking new Steering Committee members from the Arctic science and conservation community. The Steering Committee is comprised primarily of Senior Scientists and Land Managers from Alaska and Canada, who share in planning and outreach on goals of the LCC.
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  • Nov 24, 2016
    New research on shorebirds from the north slope of Alaska, published in the top scientific journal Nature, describes how pairs of shorebirds manage  the time spent incubating the eggs in their nest. Researchers funded in part by the Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (Arctic LCC) found  that each parent spends time...
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  • Sep 30, 2016
    The Arctic LCC is already working on many of the priorities identified by leaders of the Arctic nations at the first White House Arctic Science Ministerial, and will continue to help achieve these goals:
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  • Sep 20, 2016
    The Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) is seeking to recruit a Science Coordinator. We are looking for someone to:
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  • Sep 19, 2016
    The Arctic LCC is seeking a scientist from the Department of the Interior to fill a 60-day detail assisting with coordination or research to achieve our goals.  Find out more at:
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  • Aug 08, 2016
    In partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Arctic LCC is hosting the SnowDens-3D Decision Support Tool Workshop: modeling snowdrift habitat for polar bear dens. The workshop is scheduled to be help August 18, 2016. See the workshop page for more information.
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  • Dec 11, 2014
    Notices of intent due January 20, 2015, proposals due March 20, 2015 as part of the ROSES-14 Amendendment 43: Task A4 Terrestrial Ecology Program. The focus of this solicitation is the initial research to begin the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) field campaign – a large-scale study of ecosystem responses to environmental change...
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  • Nov 26, 2014
    New versions of the Climate Projection Maps and Animations are now available. This collection of products summarizes baseline and projected temperature and precipitation. The animations and maps are focused on the northern portion of Alaska. Graphics were created by Arctic LCC staff using climate data provided by Scenarios Network for...
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  • Oct 15, 2014
    North Alaska coastal lidar data is now available for download from the USGS Earth Explorer website. The project data took 4 years to acquire and was funded by a variety of organizations including USGS’ National Geospatial Program, Coastal and Marine Geology Program, and Alaska Science Center, Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative,...
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  • Aug 20, 2014
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites investigators at U.S. organizations to submit proposals to conduct research about the Arctic. Arctic research includes field and modeling studies, data analysis, and synthesis about the arctic region. Click here to get the details.
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  • Jul 23, 2014
    The Arctic LCC is forming a new North Coast Working Group to address the many coastal issues raised during our Future Needs Assessment. The LCC is seeking experts in Arctic coastal processes to help achieve the goal of providing resource managers and local communities with projections and tools for visualizing...
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  • May 05, 2014
    The Alaska ShoreZone Project is taking an inventory of the biology and geology of Alaska's coast. The Nature Conservancy has created some new Shorezone video tutorials. All of the videos are available on YouTube and are based on the updated ShoreZone data portal.
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  • Feb 19, 2014
    A new web-based tool provides access to 160 years of historical sea ice data for Alaskan waters. Users can view animations that show sea ice changes over time and also download data for use in their own analyses.
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  • Dec 12, 2013
    NOAA's 2013 report card was issued on Dec. 12, 2013 and can be found here: http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/. It contains 18 peer-reviewed essays describing the current state of the Arctic environment. Essays that may be of particular interest to Arctic LCC partners are the essays concerning the record low snow extent in...
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  • Oct 30, 2013
    New versions of the Climate Projection Maps and Rasters are now available. This update includes animations and images suitable for presentations.  Maps that can be used as handouts or in documents are also provided. The animations and maps focus on northern Alaska, while the raster datasets cover all of Alaska...
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  • Aug 29, 2013
    The first publication resulting from the Precipitation Trends in Alaska project is now available. Many studies have examined how precipitation is changing in Alaska, but unfortunately some studies showed increases while others showed decreases.  How is it possible that these studies come to such different conclusions? What is it about...
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  • Jun 25, 2013
    The USFWS Office of the Science Advisor, on behalf of the National LCC network, has made up to $700K available for projects that address one or both RFP themes
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  • May 15, 2013
    The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council has released the "Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA)," a report containing the best available science informed by traditional ecological knowledge on the status and trends of Arctic biodiversity and accompanying policy recommendations for biodiversity conservation.
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  • May 10, 2013
    On May 10, 2013, President Obama signed the National Strategy for the Arctic Region. The United States joins its Arctic Council colleagues Canada, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Russia, and Sweden in articulating strategic priorities for this critical region of the world. The strategy can be found on the Resources page.
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  • Apr 08, 2013
    On April 4, 2013, an inter-agency working group chaired by Interior Deputy Secretary David Hayes released a report that calls for an integrated management strategy for the rapidly changing Arctic. The report (14 MB), Managing for the Future in a Rapidly Changing Arctic, highlights the need for a coordinated approach...
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  • Mar 22, 2013
    The Arctic LCC has released its 2012 annual report. Click here (3 MB) to download the report. The report may also be downloaded from the Annual Reports page.
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  • Feb 20, 2013
    The Arctic LCC Steering Committee has approved our Strategic Science Plan, which is intended to provide overall direction for our program of work over the next decade. The Plan includes appendices summarizing our proposed Terrestrial Environmental Observation Network (TEON), recommendations of our “Species and Habitat Work Group”, and our Data...
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  • Feb 19, 2013
    On February 19th, 2013, the Whitehouse released the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee’s Arctic Research Plan: FY2013-2017. The 14 participating Federal agencies identified 7 research areas that will inform national policy and benefit significantly from close interagency coordination:
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  • Jan 10, 2013
    The Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability of Breeding Birds in Arctic AK report is now available for download. The specific goals of this assessment were to: provide a climate change vulnerability ranking for selected Arctic Alaskan breeding bird species; evaluate the relative contribution of specific sensitivity and exposure factors to individual...
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  • Dec 26, 2012
    Registration for the 43rd International Arctic Workshop is now open. The workshop will be held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst from March 11 through March 13.  Abstracts will be due by January 31, 2012.  For more information, please visit the workshop website.
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  • Oct 11, 2012
    The Fall 2012 Landscape Conservation Cooperatives in Alaska newsletter is out. Click here (1.5 MB) to download.
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  • Aug 09, 2012
    An article discussing the impacts of climate change on villages in the Arctic appeared on the front page of the August 5th edition of the Washington Post. The piece, titled "Alaskan Arctic villages hit hard by climate change", highlights how climate change is threatening northern communities and features quotes from...
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  • May 11, 2012
    The Arctic LCC has made final determinations regarding support for its suite of 2012 projects and planning efforts. This year's selection reflect a new direction for the Arctic LCC. Instead of funding only studies, this year we will fund both studies and a selection of study planning efforts.
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  • May 03, 2012
    The final report detailing results of the Changing Climate-Biomes project is now available for download. Historical climate data and statistical clustering were used to define climate-biomes or "cliomes” – temperature and precipitation patterns which reflect assemblages of species and vegetation communities (biomes) that occur or might be expected to occur...
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  • May 02, 2012
    CALON researchers invite citizen scientists to participate in the first annual Toolik Field Station Ice Classic. 
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  • Mar 05, 2012
    The 2012 Arctic LCC RFP will be for work addressing the following themes:
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  • Feb 17, 2012
    The Arctic LCC has recently released its 2011 annual report. Click here (10 MB) to download the report. The report may also be downloaded from the Annual Reports page.
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  • Jan 18, 2012
    The report detailing results of Phase I of the Alaska Integrated Ecosystem Model (AIEM) is now available. Phase I (2010-2011) produced a conceptual framework for linking three models of ecosystem processes in Alaska – ALFRESCO, TEM, and GIPL. The Alaska Yukon River Basin was used as the study area.
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  • Jan 13, 2012
    New Climate Projection Rasters for Alaska are available. These rasters, created by Arctic LCC staff, depict baseline (1961-1990) and projected temperature and precipitation for Alaska. Rasters for the decades spanning 2020-2029, 2050-2059, and 2090-2099 are based on a composite of projections from five GCMs (ECHAM5, GFDL21, MIROC, HAD, and CCCMA)...
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  • Dec 01, 2011
    The Arctic Report Card considers a wide range of environmental observations throughout the Arctic, and is updated annually. The 2011 Report Card shows that record-setting changes are occurring throughout the Arctic environmental system.  Given the projection of continued global warming, it is very likely that major Arctic changes will continue...
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  • Oct 03, 2011
    New Climate Projection Maps for northern Alaska are available.  These maps, created by Arctic LCC staff, summarize historic baseline and projected temperature and precipitation for northern Alaska. Climate data courtesy of Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning.
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  • Oct 03, 2011
    Permafrost and stand age datasets related to development of the Integrated Ecosystem Model (IEM) for Alaska are now available.  Data courtesy of Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning.
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  • Aug 31, 2011
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has developed a document providing a snapshot of national and regional climate-related funding opportunities that are currently available. Millions of dollars are available, and the next deadlines are as soon as September 30, 2011.
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  • Aug 09, 2011
    The Arctic LCC is pleased to announce the launch of our new website: arcticlcc.org. Here, you can read Arctic LCC news, learn about the goals, structure, governance, and policies of the Arctic LCC, find links to important arctic-related documents, and most importantly, browse data, presentations and publications produced as a...
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  • Aug 09, 2011
    In 2011, the Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (Arctic LCC) was pleased to fund 21 of the 37 proposals we received, in amounts ranging from $24,000 to $174,000.  We were fortunate enough to direct over $1.4 Million to projects addressing climate change and landscape level threats in the Arctic.  University programs...
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