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June 2015 GCP LCC Steering Committee Meeting

Date: 06/23/15 - 06/25/15


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

View or download the Agenda (short version) 

View the Tasks and Actions approved by the Steering Committee as a result of the meeting.


Young-of-year fish assemblages in habitat fragments of the Lake Texoma river-reservoir interface, Alison Pease & Morgan Gilbert

Mapping ecological importance for use in conservation design and improving land cover, A Treuer-Kuehn

NOAA and the GCP LCC, Dave Brown and Hal Needham

Applying NOAA climate information examples from the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), Hal Needham

Using GIS to develop priority areas for the restoration of Eastern Wild Turkeys in Texas, Jason Estrella, Jason Hardin, Dave O'Connell

Gulf restoration update, John Tirpak

South Central Climate Science Center multi-year plan for co-production of drought climate science, Kim Winton

Systems approach to geomorphic engineering, Marcia Hackett

Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative landscape conservation design and watershed-based assessments, Nicole Athearn and James Broska


Topics on the agenda

Download "homework questions" that were discussed at the meeting



Field Trips Day 1 

Day 2 Afternoon special events 

Registration fee of $50 covers meeting, field trips, evening dinners and lunch on day 2

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: