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Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment Public Draft Review


In 2012, the Gulf Coast Prairie, Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks, South Atlantic, and Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperatives initiated the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA). The GCVA is the start of an iterative process to assess the vulnerability of the multitude of ecosystems and associated species they support across the U.S. portion of the Gulf of Mexico. In light of anthropogenic stressors…


Posted by Amanda Watson on June 16, 2015 at 10:30am

Blueprint 2.0 Approved!

The Steering Committee has given Blueprint 2.0 the Good Housekeeping South Atlantic LCC Seal of Approval! It's official—Blueprint 2.0 has been approved. Huge thanks to everyone who…


Posted by Hilary Morris on June 11, 2015 at 3:30pm

Southeast Resilient Landscapes Fund uses indicator to select focus area in the Greater Pee Dee

Many of you may remember that one of your cooperative's landscapes indicators (resilient biodiversity hotspots) is based on The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Terrestrial Resilience…


Posted by Rua Mordecai on June 11, 2015 at 7:30am

Headlines and Highlights from the South Atlantic LCC Steering Committee Meeting June 2-4, 2015

I wish to express many thanks to the South Atlantic LCC Steering Committee members and the LCC staff for the excellent discussions, presentations and BIG THINKING at last week’s Steering Committee meeting in Glen Allen, Virginia from June 2-4. 

Together, I thought the Steering Committee…


Posted by Matt Baun on June 10, 2015 at 8:30am

Science, Modeling, and the Distribution of Biscuit-Eating People

During my time working with the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (South Atlantic LCC), a large part of my focus has been to help synthesize, create, streamline, and revise the spatial models of indicators for integration into Conservation Blueprint 2.0. During the workshops…


Posted by Brad Pickens on June 8, 2015 at 3:30pm

Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Grant

In the NPS we have a grant program called Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance. This program helps national park managers and their community partners achieve shared…


Posted by Janet Cakir on June 8, 2015 at 1:00pm

LCCs Highlighted at Senate Hearing Yesterday

Yesterday, the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing in Washington, DC on the President’s FY 2016 Budget Request for the Fish and Wildlife Service.  As one the partners of the LCCs, Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe testified at the hearing where he talked about the importance of LCCs, and the good work being done in the Southeastern states by conservation partners. Here are his remarks on LCCs:


"The budget request includes $69.7…


Posted by Matt Baun on May 7, 2015 at 8:30am

Draft Blueprint 2.0 now ready for review: Comments Due 5/26

Good news, everyone! A new draft of Blueprint 2.0 is now ready for review. Please submit your comments by 5/26. This will be the last review draft before the Steering Committee meets in early June to approve a final version.



Posted by Rua Mordecai on May 5, 2015 at 10:00am

Blueprint 2.0 Data Gallery Tour

While you review the draft Blueprint 2.0, you may be interested in digging in and exploring the data that forms the foundation of the Blueprint. Let’s take a quick tour of the Blueprint 2.0 data gallery, where you can find the underlying spatial data. Of course, the most important thing that you will find in this gallery is the…


Posted by Amy Keister on May 5, 2015 at 10:00am

[Conservation Action] Rules are made to be broken

Those of you who are familiar with Blueprint 1.0 or who attended a Blueprint 2.0 workshop have already been introduced to the idea of conservation actions. I always imagine the Blueprint as answering two questions: 1) where should I work? and 2) what kind of work should I do there?


By recommending specific actions like protection, management, and outreach—in addition to identifying highest priority places—the Blueprint moves toward a not-so-distant future where actions and…


Posted by Hilary Morris on May 5, 2015 at 8:00am


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