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Iconic boreal bird species declining in the Adirondacks, study says
Monday, 14 April 2014 00:05

PHYS.org – April 10, 2014

A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society finds that several iconic Adirondack birds are in trouble, with declines driven by the size of their wetland habitats, how connected these wetlands are to one another, and how near they are to human infrastructure. The Adirondack Park represents the southern range extent for several species of boreal forest birds in eastern North America. Like any species at the edge of its range, they face challenges in this environment. The habitats of these boreal specialists – cool, wet, sphagnum-draped bogs and swampy woods – are thought to be vulnerable to climate change, particularly in the Adirondacks where they are more fragmented than in forest to the north. For full story, click here.

 
Job: Director of Conservation, NY
Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation seeks a Director of Conservation located in New York, New York. The Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources division is responsible for citywide urban forestry, ecological and horticulture initiatives, policy standards and performance measures including street tree planting, Greenstreets, Green Infrastructure, natural areas restoration and horticultural training and education.  The division also oversees and coordinates the activities of two nurseries, scientific work through the Urban Field Station and the MillionTreesNYC campaign.  MillionTreesNYC, a public-private program to plant and care for one million trees across the City’s five boroughs by 2015, recruits over 5,000 volunteers annually. For more information, click here and search "Director of Conservation". Job ID 149030. Post unitl May 9, 2014.

 
Job: Restoration Specialist, Park Stewardship Program, CA
Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy seeks a Restoration Specialist. As the Restoration Specialist, you will provide ecological expertise and community engagement support to the Park Stewardship program. Based in the Presidio, San Francisco, this position will be most closely aligned with the San Francisco Stewardship team, but will also support Park Stewardship’s other regional teams and projects. Depending on future funding, projects and evolving priorities, this position may shift to support new projects and different areas.For more information, click here. Applications due by April 25, 2014.

 
Job: Director-Texas Water Resources Institute , TX
Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00

The search is underway for a Director of the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI). This position will lead the Texas Water Resources Institute which focuses on water-related applications, including water quality, supply, and water use in Texas, the U.S., and internationally. The director will provide intellectual, philosophical, and strategic leadership to system faculty, and the institute’s scientists, staff, and students to meet teaching, research, and extension missions. The director will be responsible for developing optimum tactical and strategic responses to water-related issues and opportunities and will manage the human and fiscal resources, including leading a contract and grants program that elevates water-related efforts throughout the Texas A&M University System. For more information, click here. Job No. 07633.

 
Iconic boreal bird species declining in the Adirondacks, study says
Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00


PHYS.org – April 10, 2014

A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society finds that several iconic Adirondack birds are in trouble, with declines driven by the size of their wetland habitats, how connected these wetlands are to one another, and how near they are to human infrastructure. The Adirondack Park represents the southern range extent for several species of boreal forest birds in eastern North America. Like any species at the edge of its range, they face challenges in this environment. The habitats of these boreal specialists – cool, wet, sphagnum-draped bogs and swampy woods – are thought to be vulnerable to climate change, particularly in the Adirondacks where they are more fragmented than in forest to the north. For full story, click here.

 
46 House members urge Great Lakes cleanup fund cuts reversed
Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00


By David Shepardson – The Detroit News –  April 8, 2014

A bipartisan group of 46 House lawmakers, including six from Michigan, want Congress to reject proposed cuts by the White House to a Great Lakes cleanup fund. Last month, the Obama administration proposed cutting the budget for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which cleans up pollution and restores fish and wildlife habitats, from $300 million to $275 million, a 9 percent cut. For full story, click here.

 
CA: The Nature Conservancy Releases Reducing Climate Risks Report
Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00


Storm Water Solutions –  March 26, 2014

The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) California Climate Change Initiative released a new report entitled, “Reducing Climate Risks with Natural Infrastructure.” The report draws on experience from nine case studies in California, and makes a case for conservation as an effective tool to reduce risks of a changing climate. For full story, click here. To view report, click here.

 
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