Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC

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John Tirpak
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Science Coordinator
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Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC - USFWS
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Strategic Habitat Conservation

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Newsletter: Southeast Section of TWS

Chock full of news from across the Southeast Section, including reports from many of our partners.  Highlights include the WNS survey efforts in Alabama, major staff changes in Mississippi, DU work…Continue

Started Feb 3

Gulf Coast Task Force Releases Ecosystem Restoration Strategy For Public Review
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Good Morning, The Gulf…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by John Tirpak Oct 5, 2011.

SARP - Accepting proposals for community-based restoration program - DUE October 21st

The Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership (SARP), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Community-based Restoration Program request proposals for their matching grant…Continue

Started Oct 4, 2011

SARP - Accepting Proposals for Aquatic Habitat Restoration Program - DUE October 11th

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now accepting aquatic habitat restoration project proposals for FY 2012 funding through the Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership (SARP) and the National Fish…Continue

Started Oct 4, 2011

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At 9:33am on July 5, 2012, Kenda Flores said…

John, No, I did not take this picture of Big Spring.  It is one of my favorite places in Missouri, though. Danny Brown, the photographer is an MDC Fisheries Mgmt Biologist who samples fishes in the MO River.  He takes awesome pictures and posts them at  He is very generous and shares his photography if you need a particular photo.

At 12:57pm on June 29, 2012, Sherri Shoults said…

Hey John: thanks for the "at a girl". I appreciate Mark's staff notes he sends out as I imagine most employees do.

The Yellowcheek is a challenging little fish and doesn't seem to like to spawn that well in captivity - at least not in our tanks yet. We have a great partnership with the Conway ES office (Jim Boggs' crew) and Mitch Wine was instrumental in getting us set up. We'll keep raising trout and keep working on our spawing techniques for the YCD. Have a good one-ss

At 2:21pm on May 4, 2012, Tim Fotinos said…

Hey John! I am on the job here in north LA and finally have computer access. Let me know where I can start getting effectively plugged in to the happenings here in the GCPO.

At 1:35pm on February 29, 2012, Joy Merino said…

It was great to meet you today, John.  If I can be of help, stop by! I'll go work on my profile.

At 7:39pm on April 20, 2011, Theron Terhune said…
John, I AM planning on being at the meeting.  See you next week - looking forward to it! Also, i joined the geomatics groups as suggested. Thnx.
At 3:54pm on April 20, 2011, Cynthia Bohn said…
John: looking for information or products you all may have developed to guide our Coastal Program 5 year strategic plan for coastal restoration priorities for the new Northeast Gulf Coastal Program.  Do you have focal species identified for coastal habitats or any planning done for coastal areas other than the open pine decision support tool?  Please give me a call if you would like to discuss more details.  Cindy 404-679-7122
At 2:41pm on April 19, 2011, Todd Jones-Farrand said…
Looks good.  Thanks.
At 10:50am on February 11, 2011, Ricky Campbell said…
I have a twenty block held for you already.  I was going to call and ask if you were okay with that. : )  The complete post did not come through on my email to the group.  The hotel phone number got dropped.  Any suggestions?
At 10:28am on February 11, 2011, Ricky Campbell said…

John, I posted the SDAFS Technical Committee Meeting announcement on the Alligator Gar Conservation Group site.  Can we, or should we, post in on the main GCPO site also?

At 4:20pm on January 13, 2011, Stuart W. McGregor said…
John, I see you run this site. I joined at Catherine Phillip's invitation but apparently forgot how to spell my own name! It's McGregor, NOT McGregro as I typed it. How would I go about fixing that??? Thanks!!

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"John, No, I did not take this picture of Big Spring.  It is one of my favorite places in Missouri, though. Danny Brown, the photographer is an MDC Fisheries Mgmt Biologist who samples fishes in the MO River.  He takes…"
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John Tirpak added a discussion to the group GCPOLCC Bat Team

Bats and Wind Energy—A Literature Synthesis and Annotated Bibliography

While wind energy hasn't been a huge factor (yet) in our LCC geography, the potential exists for expansion in the future and the impacts of these wind farms on some of the migratory bats that winter in our area is something to consider.  This recent literature synthesis put together by USGS helps brings some clarity to the issue.USGS Open-File Report 2012-1110: Bats and Wind Energy—A Literature Synthesis and Annotated BibliographySuggested citation:Ellison, L.E., 2012, Bats and wind energy—A…See More
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John Tirpak added a discussion to the group GCPOLCC Geomatics Working Group

Webinar on DataBasin: July 10th at 12 PM CDT

Given our recent decision to test drive DataBasin as the data viewer for our Conservation Planning Atlas, this webinar may be of use to those involved in that pilot effort:Navigating the Data Basin Platform: A Guided TourJoin us for a Webinar on July 10Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at:…See More
Jul 4

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'A National Geographic Framework for Conservation' or 'Where Did Those LCC Boundaries Come From?'

For those of you who have ever wondered where the "landscape" regions around which LCCs are organized came from, the following article should shed some light on the process. The authors are all FWS or USGS employees that were directly involved in the process.  The abstract is included below; full-text and PDF versions of the open access article are available here (full-text) and…


Posted on July 4, 2012 at 8:30am

JVs and LCCs Discuss Grassland Conservation

On June 21st, the GCPOLCC Science Coordinator participated in a webinar to discuss a landscape scale framework for cooperative grassland bird conservation hosted by Katie Koch - Midwest Region Coordinated Bird Monitoring Coordinator and regional JVs involved in this initial effort (including Catherine Rideout from our very own East Gulf Coastal Plain Joint Venture).  The webinar introduced LCC staff to the progress made in framing out conservation decisions surrounding grassland conservation…


Posted on July 3, 2012 at 11:14pm

GCPOLCC Science Coordinator participates in Central Hardwoods Climate Change Response Framework workshop

Last week I participated in the Central Hardwoods Climate Change Response Framework workshop to help assess the vulnerability of natural communities in the Central Hardwoods region to climate change.  Hosted by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS), the workshop brought together an expert panel of forest researchers and managers from federal, state, and NGO partners in the region to discuss…


Posted on July 2, 2012 at 3:20pm

Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture meets in Heber Springs, AR and Hires Science Coordinator!

The LMVJV Management Board recently met in Heber Springs, Arkansas - where they revisited the language of the mission, purpose, and scope of the Partnership; approved a revised process for allocation of waterfowl habitat objectives; and identified locations for their next meetings.  The full Actions and Decisions document from that meeting can be found …


Posted on July 1, 2012 at 9:22pm


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