The Cascadia Partner Forum will complete conservation design for four Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative conservation targets with significance to the transboundary Cascadia landscape to inform sound, data-driven management planning and action. This project aims to complete conservation design at the Cascadia-wide scale for grizzly bear, salmon, aquatic, and terrestrial connectivity to contribute to the Great Northern LCC Science Plan, while providing input and integration to the coarser-scale GNLCC-wide Science Plans established objectives, threats, metrics, and conservation actions for each target. Additionally, the Forum will conduct analyses on a common Great Northern LCC landscape stressor roads within Cascadia that land and species managers have identified science needs for to apply with stakeholders in planning efforts aimed at addressing and mitigating their impact.
FY2014and FY2016 Objectives:1. Contribute to GNLCC Science Plan through development of conservation design for four conservation targets.2. Evaluate existing information and develop new analyses on the impact of roads to one or more habitat values tied to the conservation targets selected above to inform three land management planning efforts.
FY2015Objectives:1. Build upon existing investment in conservation design for four conservation targets to maintain an updated Partner Forum workplan and contribute to the GNLCC Science Plan2. Contribute to GNLCC Science Plan through development of conservation design for two additional conservation targets.3. Inventory and identify existing spatial priorities within Cascadia, as well as reviewing existing climate science relevant to Cascadia to highlight spatial priorities important in a climate adaptation strategy.