June 2013 Posts

Presentations from Inaugural Spring USVI CLCC Meeting in St. Croix: May 23rd, 2013 at the University of the Virgin Islands

On May 23, 2013 in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands the CLCC hosted its first annual Spring meeting: Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative – Conservation Science and Collaborative Landscapes.  Approximately 90 people participated in the 1st annual USVI meeting of the CLCC. Excellent talks on cooperative conservation and sustainable farming, the CLCC Steering Committee came to agreement on key issues, and ideas were generated by participants during the afternoon workshop! Below is the meeting agenda and PowerPoint presentations for the day’s activities (in pdf).

9:30 – 10:00 am        Registration & Light Breakfast (provided by Eastern National Parks and Monuments)

10:00 – 10:30am       Welcome Statements & Overview of Day

Leonardo Miranda, Southeast Assistant Regional Director, U.S. FWS
Sean Krigger, Director of VI State Historic Preservation Office at DPNR
Ernesto Diaz, PR DNER, CLCC Co-Chair for the Territories

10:30 – 11:00am        Overview of the Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative

William Gould, CLCC Coordinator/IITF

11:00 – 11:30am        Invited Talks: Cooperative Conservation in Action

Valerie Peters, Blue Flag Program
Anne Marie Hoffman, St. Thomas East End Reserve/The Nature Conservancy

11:30- 12:00pm         Invited Talks: Cooperative Conservation Science

Marlon Hibbert, NOAA, USVI Capacity Assessment
Dr. Chenzira Davis Kahina, Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center

12:00– 1:00pm         Buffett Luncheon with Invited Speakers Dale and Yvette Browne, Sejah Farms of the Virgin Islands, founders of the Virgin Islands Farmers Cooperative, Inc., with High School Culinary Class and Invasive Species Menu ($10 per person)

1:00 – 2:00pm         CLCC Research Report & Research Discussion

Moderated by Brent Murry, CLCC Science Coordinator

2:00 – 4:00pm         Concurrent Sessions (with Coffee Break and Cookies provided by The Nature Conservancy)

Steering Committee Meeting in UVI Library
Participant Workshop in Great Hall with CLCC Staff & Volunteer Facilitators

4:00 – 5:00pm         Joint Meeting with Steering Committee and Participants

5:00pm                      Adjourn

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CLCC Charter – 2013

The conservation of land, waters, marine life, wildlife, and cultural resources requires landscape-scale strategies.