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GCP LCC Business: March 18 call and June meeting in Athens, TX

Date: 07/02/15

Notes from the March 18, 2015 call are now available.  

Main topic: 

GCP Staff have been preparing the Science Team through discussion on landscape design and a plan for conservation design, including estimated level of effort. There has been some concern about the clarity and need for such a SE Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) focus; the GCP LCC has engaged with other LCCs since 2011 to support efforts as described in the January meeting notes SECAS is the “naming convention” used for the SE LCCs to have a collective awareness of the an ecologically connected network. The protocol of any LCD effort in GCP should allow a “roll-up” into the larger conservation network. 

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The next GCP LCC Steering Committee face-to-face is on June 23-25 in Athens, Texas at the Freshwater Fisheries Center

Lodging specifics are as follows:

A room block has been established at the Best Western Plus-Royal Mountain Inn in Athens, Texas; not far from the Hart-Morris Conservation Center at TFFC where the meeting will take place. The Block starts on Monday night 22nd through Thursday.  There is a special rate of $79.99 per night.  

This rate is valid when calling the hotel directly at 903-292-1750 with the booking code: COOP.  The block will be held through June 1st. It is valid for the nights of June 22 -24.   Additional hotel property information can be found here:

Agenda is in development; we anticipate a special video presentation on TX and OK fish focal species as well as information presented on SECAS, the blueprint, and the April Science Team meeting.