Setting a course for a sustainable landscape
COMMENT PERIOD OPEN UNTIL JULY 19, 2015
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…Continue
Posted by Amanda Watson on June 16, 2015 at 10:30am
Posted by Rua Mordecai on June 11, 2015 at 7:30am
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…Continue
Posted by Matt Baun on June 10, 2015 at 8:30am
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…Continue
Posted by Brad Pickens on June 8, 2015 at 3:30pm
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…Continue
Posted by Matt Baun on May 7, 2015 at 8:30am
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
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…Continue
Posted by Amy Keister on May 5, 2015 at 10:00am
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…Continue
Posted by Hilary Morris on May 5, 2015 at 8:00am