To accomplish the project objective of collaboratively developing clear conservation goals and strategies for action in the northeast region this proposal outlines three major components:
- A thorough review of species, habitats, threats, and actions identified in the 14 Wildlife Action Plans produced by the northeastern states and the District of Columbia
- When requested, provide assistance to state agencies in determining regional species and habitats of greatest conservation need, the threats impacting the region, and the actions that could be taken at the regional scales to limit the impact of the threats and support populations of species of greatest conservation need along with other critical aspects of ongoing reginal collaboration.
- A sustained effort to facilitate the collaboration of representatives of the northeastern states to address issues of common conservation concern over the three-year duration of this grant.
In general, the work will be accomplished jointly by the Northeast Fish and Wildlife Diversity Technical Committee NEFWDTC (reporting to NEAFWA) and TCI’s team with experience in SWAP preparation, northeast region conservation products, and northeast region conservation planning and coordination. In general, TCI will facilitate the work of the technical committee, provide the underlying research needed for their consideration and deliberation, and deliver reports documenting consensus. It will include general consideration and deliberation, and deliver reports documenting consensus. It will include general coordination that provides support for the RCN program (including continued coordination and outreach with such products as RCN fact sheets, committee reports and TRTL support).