Join us Tuesday, 30 August for a webinar on Integrated Land-Sea Planning in Puerto Rico
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OpenChannels Weekly Update

For the week of 27 June 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Tuesday, 30 August for a webinar on Integrated Land-Sea Planning in Puerto Rico presented by Patrick Crist and Samantha Coccia of NatureServe.

Planning and managing natural resources in coastal regions is highly complex because of the interconnectedness of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine realms; diverse human uses; and climate change. In this presentation, we will explain and demonstrate a toolkit for integrated land-sea planning (ILSP) (also ridge-to-reef planning) comprised of NatureServe Vista, OpenNSPECT, and Marxan. Variations of this ILSP toolkit have been used to address land-based stressors and climate change in other regions of the United States. In this project, the toolkit was used to model land-based stressors; estimate sediment and nutrient loads into the nearshore marine environment; conduct a scenario-based cumulative effects assessment for terrestrial, freshwater, and marine biodiversity; and guide site-based decision making for conservation and erosion mitigation.

For more information and to register, please visit

Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

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