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Webinar: NOAA-led RESTORE Act draft Gulf Science Plan

On Thursday November 11th from 11:00-12:00 pm EST and again on…


Posted by Roger C. Helm on October 31, 2014 at 1:00pm

The Blueprint in Action Strikes Back

President John F. Kennedy once said, “Ask not what the Blueprint can do for you--ask what you can do for the Blueprint.”  I might be paraphrasing slightly...artistic liberties, and all that.

Well, the staff of your Cooperative wants you to do both at the same time—help the Blueprint by letting…


Posted by Hilary Morris on October 31, 2014 at 12:30pm

Student Positions: Wildlife Ecologist and GIS Technician

The USGS, FWS, GCPO LCC, and other partners are working to identify explicit biological objectives for conservation target species that are representative of sustainable Gulf habitats and, for a subset of those species, link these biological objectives to habitat…


Posted by James P. Cronin on October 28, 2014 at 9:00am

Making a Bigger Impact with the LCC Network Strategic Plan

On October 20th, the LCC Network rolled out its first Strategic Plan, which lays out a five-year plan for achieving the LCC Network’s vision and mission, building on existing work within the Network.  It is centered around four key…


Posted by Hilary Morris on October 27, 2014 at 2:28pm

2 week comment period for Freshwater Aquatic Indicators

The Freshwater Aquatic Ecosystem Team now has recommendations for revisions to your cooperative's Freshwater Aquatic Indicators. These changes are now open for comment until October 22nd. You can either comment at the bottom of this post or email me directly (

Here are the proposed changes to the…


Posted by Rua Mordecai on October 8, 2014 at 11:39am

GCP LCC Job: Landscape Conservation Design deadline Oct 15

The Gulf Coast Prairie has just extended the closing date for applications for a Landscape Conservation Design position to Oct 15. This is part of a large multi-LCC effort addressing gulf hypoxia. Here's some more info directly from the announcement:

" Incumbent will be responsible for leading efforts in landscape conservation design (LCD) for the GCP LCC and for using this information to help…


Posted by Rua Mordecai on October 1, 2014 at 12:40pm

GCPO LCC Job: Science Coordinator closes Oct 3 (or 10th for gov employees)

Hopefully you've already heard that applications for the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC Science Coordinator are due by Oct 3. It was just extended for federal employees to Oct 10. I'm pretty biased, but I think being an LCC Science Coordinator is one of the best jobs out there. Especially in the…


Posted by Rua Mordecai on October 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

Indicator revisions: Upland Hardwood this month

This month the Indicator revision process will take on the Upland Hardwood ecosystem. These have been really fun discussions and each ecosystem team usually ends up with ~ 10 - 15 people spread pretty evenly across the geography. Just like last month, the focus will primarily be on revising or replacing indicators that have clearly failed one of the practical criteria for indicators…


Posted by Rua Mordecai on October 1, 2014 at 9:38am

The South Atlantic Goes to Washington

Two weeks ago, the Department of Interior's National Climate and Energy Task Force invited the LCC Network and…


Posted by Hilary Morris on September 30, 2014 at 3:30pm

Conversing in Conservation

The other day I was talking to a friend, an entomologist, about the under-appreciation of insects and reptiles. As we lamented over the lack of love for those that creep, crawl, pollinate, and break down the messier parts of life, my friend commented, “it’s too bad so many people assume any snake or spider they see is poisonous.” Noting her slip, I tried not to sound condescending as I corrected her and replied, “You mean venomous.” She looked at me, drawing her eyebrows together in…


Posted by Louise Vaughn on September 29, 2014 at 8:17pm


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