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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

South Atlantic LCC Coordinator position will be posted on USAJOBS soon

Interested in being the Coordinator for the South Atlantic LCC? Know someone else who might be? Sometime in the next month, the coordinator position will be posted on USAJOBS. This is will be great opportunity to help take your cooperative to the next level.

There'll be an update sent out once…


Posted by Rua Mordecai on May 5, 2015 at 7:30am

Hello South Atlantic Conservationists!

Hi Everyone!  I wanted to introduce myself to you.  I hope to meet many of you in person in the coming weeks. My name is Matt Baun and I am serving as the Acting LCC Coordinator for the South Atlantic LCC until June 30.

This assignment is part of a leadership development program that I am enrolled in and I am very eager to meet with as many conservationists in great states of the South Atlantic.  Today was my first day on the job....and it came with a steady stream of briefings,…


Posted by Matt Baun on May 4, 2015 at 4:00pm

"Shored Up" movie screening at NCSU on 4/28


I just wanted to let those of you in the Triangle area know that the NCSU student chapter of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) will be showing the documentary "Shored Up" on Tuesday, April 28th at 7:00pm at…


Posted by Ginger Deason on April 23, 2015 at 1:40pm

Blueprint 2.0 workshops complete

Last Thursday was the final Blueprint 2.0 workshop. A very diverse group of about 25 people got together in the NC State Visualization Lab to review draft Blueprint layers and talk about the conservation future of the South Atlantic region.

Just like in other workshops, I floated between groups…


Posted by Rua Mordecai on April 6, 2015 at 9:30am

A New Interactive Education Module on Climate Change Effects

The Climate Chang e Resource Center (CCRC; has released a new interactive online education module on climate change effects on forests and grasslands.

The module, “…


Posted by Kailey Marcinkowski on March 30, 2015 at 1:16pm

Correcting a map error in the State of the South Atlantic

Some of the Blueprint 2.0 workshop participants who have a great eye for detail caught a mistake in one of the maps in the State of the South Atlantic. If you've looked at the assessment, you hopefully saw the map on the left defining the subregions of the South Atlantic geography, drawn based on…


Posted by Hilary Morris on March 30, 2015 at 10:30am


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