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Webinar: The Aleutian Bering Sea Initiative: developing science, information, and partnerships to tackle unprecedented environmental change impacting the lives, lands and waters of the Aleutians and Bering Sea
Friday, 26 April 2019, 2:00
Friday, April 26, 2019. 2:00PM. Webinar: The Aleutian Bering Sea Initiative: developing science, information, and partnerships to tackle unprecedented environmental change impacting the lives, lands and waters of the Aleutians and Bering Sea. Aaron Poe, Aleutian Bering Sea Initiative. Sponsored by NOAA. More information here.
The Aleutian Bering Sea Initiative (ABSI) began as one of a network of 22 Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) launched by the U.S. Department of Interior in 2010 and funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Though the USFWS has reduced financial and administrative support for LCCs nationally, the agency remains committed to large-scale collaborative conservation and along with staff from NOAA and four other federal agencies continues to serve on ABSI's Steering Committee--providing guidance on projects and science priorities. In 2018, ABSI partnered with the Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF) to maintain staff support for the LCC. The ABSI Coordinator (Aaron Poe) originally an employee with the USFWS, now works for ACF where he continues to serve the Steering Committee which operates under its original charter and remains focused on priorities established by the partnership in 2013. Aaron will share an update on our latest efforts which continue be non-regulatory and policy neutral--focusing instead on finding collaborative science and solutions that connect scientists, managers, tribes and communities.