What a year 2014 was for the CLCC! Here’s a quick glimpse.
- New partners joined the cooperative like the Puerto Rico Planning Board, the Institute for Puerto Rican Culture, and most recently the Southeast Climate Science Center.
- Our first Science Plan was drafted with shared priorities for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- We distributed our Connecting the Dots in Conservation compendiums for the US Caribbean and International Caribbean and promoted our ecosystem governance map.
- New downloadable data layers were added to our Interactive Map such as protected areas, climate trends and projections for temperature and precipitation, and land and seafloor cover.
- We connected atmospheric scientists, climate modelers, ecologists and managers to ensure upcoming dynamically downscaled climate projections will be understood and immediately usable when released in 2016 to answer management-driven scientific questions.
- Along with the other 21 LCCs in the Network, we worked to complete and release the LCC Network Strategic Plan.
- We helped launch the USDA Climate Sub Hub for Agriculture and Tropical Forestry with our partners at USFS IITF and NRCS.
- We cosponsored and presented at the Second Protected Areas Congress in Puerto Rico.
- We presented at the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation, the Restore America’s Estuaries/The Coastal Society joint national summit, the 75th Anniversary of the International Institute of Tropical Forestry, and the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources Symposium.
- And much more! (Check out our archives and our recent newsletter in English or in Spanish for our other activities)
To celebrate the close of such a great year and to inspire our work in the New Year, we have compiled a list of the top “Best of 2014 Lists” related to conservation of natural and cultural resources. Enjoy!