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1 AN “EPIC” EMERGING COALITION FOR METROPOLITAN ALLIANCE AND LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION Kristin Shaw, USFWS ETPBR LCC

2 Roadmap of the Presentation  Introduction to Landscape Conservation Cooperatives and the ETPBR LCC  Midwest Urban Conservation Workshop Overview and Outcomes  Creation of Ecological Places in Cities (EPIC)

3 Introduction to Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

4 The story of the ETPBR LCC

5 Steering Committee Strategic direction Organizational oversight Funding decisions Implementation authority Management community Conservation agencies Private landowners Business community NGOs with on-the-ground interests Communicate priority Science Needs from the field Test research outcomes in management context LCC Staff Organizational development & operations Communication across groups & outreach Share resources & concepts through FWS Region 3 Science Advisory Team & National LCC Network Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) Refine strategic plan; develop science agenda Propose targeted RFPs or project scopes of work; proposal review Proposed ETPBR LCC TAGs Prairie Restoration (share with UMGL & PPP) River Restoration (share with PPP) Agroecology (share with PPP and GCPO LCC) Urban Watersheds (share with UMGL) Regional Conservation Design (shared with UMGL & PPP) – delivery through SWAPs, NGO plans, etc. Information & Technology Transfer P-BRAT: Prairie-Big Rivers Advisory Team (staff liaisons to US FWS programs) Research Community Universities & Business R&D Agency & NGO research scientists Forecast future challenges Bring cutting edge ideas& tools Conduct applied research Describe management implications of research outcomes ETPBR LCC STRUCTURE

6 Process & Tasks for Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) 1)Clarify the Problem Statement (decision context) 2)Set Fundamental Objectives (outcomes) 3)Impact Models relate objectives to decisions (tradeoffs between management actions) 4)Identify stakeholders & decision-makers 5)Identify key uncertainties (Science Needs) – gaps in knowledge and resources 6)Recommend criteria for prioritizing needs 7)Guidance for project review & evaluation 8)Develop portfolio of desired science projects for RFP

7  Build on re-orientation of cities to their waterfronts to promote local wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation.  Utilize river systems as the foundation for incorporating functional wildlife corridors in green infrastructure plans.  Design urban, suburban and small estate developments to accommodate conservation of prairie and river systems in urban green spaces.  Enhance viability of small towns in rural areas by attracting tourists and businesses to recreational activities at local prairie and river restoration sites. Focal Area 4. Urban Watersheds Means Objectives

8 The Midwest Urban Conservation Workshop

9 Midwest Urban Conservation Workshop Overview 46 participants States Represented: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota Entities represented: City, State, and Federal Employees, Nonprofits, Private Sector

10 Workshop Planning Process  Urban TAG  Planning Committee Selection  Topic Selections  Speakers?  Who to invite?  Collective Impact Brainstorming day

11 Goals of the Workshop  Understand the status of Urban Conservation Establish science needs and introduction to new topics  Understand the management practices being used.  Establish avenues for collaboration. Create an opportunity for networking and relationship building Create a collective impact through establishment of working groups and cooperatives. Kids playing outdoors near St. Louis, Missouri. Photo by Ashley Spratt/USFWS

12 Summary of Presentations April 29 th : Ecological Homogenization Green Infrastructure Large Landscape Conservation Social Hour- Poster Presentations April 30 th : Biophilic Cities Collective Impact Establishing Collaboration Community Outreach Public Keynote May 1 st : Creation of Collective Impact

13 Ecological Places in Cities -- EPIC Picture: Leiden, The Netherlands Street divided by natural vegetation. -Kristin Shaw

14 Collective Impact Framework of EPIC  1. Common Agenda  We are a network that reconnects (integrates) people and nature in Midwestern cities, their surrounding working landscapes, and natural areas.  2. Shared Measurement  To be determined as thematic areas are established  3. Mutually Reinforcing Activities  Based on programs that participants are interested in  4. Continuous Communication  Provided by staff of the LCC and Collaborative Working Space Website  5. Backbone Support  ETPBR LCC & UMGL LCC

15 Backbone Support and Common Agenda  ETPBR LCC/ UMGL LCC  Communication  Funding  Network Capabilities/Tools  Creation during Workshop  Vision: We are a network that reconnects (integrates) people and nature in Midwestern cities, their surrounding working landscapes, and natural areas.  Process of Crafting/ Refining Backbone SupportCommon Agenda

16 Functions of EPIC  Education and train the trainer  Wildlife conservation  Habitat restoration  Community revitalization  Landscape planning  Encompass city plans into the landscape scale  Research

17 Themes

18 Who is involved? ETPBR LCC & UMGL LCC Federal Agencies Not for Profit UniversitiesStatesCities

19 EPIC Next Steps Analysis of available resources from EPIC Members (area of expertise, projects, etc.) Where they fit in to topics Based on tools available and interests of EPIC Members- narrow down themes Based on themes target core team members for creation of mission, goals, and solidifying vision Outreach to subregional hubs - subject to change based on how we divide the region (HUCs, migratory bird, population) Strategic plannning workshop - lead to 5 year strategic plan and guidance on the creation of tools Interested in being a part of the process? Contact Kristin Shaw, Urban Watersheds TAG Coordinator ETPBR LCC x1209 (o) (c)

20 QUESTIONS?


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