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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 (rua@southatlanticlcc.org)

Here are the proposed changes to the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

Implementing the National Climate Adaptation Strategy

Many of you are already familiar with The National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy, but the latest Progress Report focused on implementation is a hot-off-the-press development!  As…

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Posted by Hilary Morris on September 29, 2014 at 12:30pm

Webinar Watch: Modeling and Abating the Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Five Estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico

Laura Geselbracht of the Nature Conservancy and the mangrove team lead for the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment will be presenting a webinar on Modeling and Abating the Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Five Estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico.

The webinar is Wednesday, October 1 at 3pm EDT.  The webinar link and conference line information are provided below. To learn more about the project, read the…

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Posted by Amanda Watson on September 29, 2014 at 11:25am

Return of the Blueprint in Action

October is my favorite month of the year.  I love knowing that the leaves are starting to change back in the beautiful Western North Carolina mountains where I was born.  I love the crisp smell in the air when I ride my bike to work in the morning.  I love the exploding market for all things pumpkin spice…

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Posted by Hilary Morris on September 29, 2014 at 10:00am

10 Facts to Know about the GCVA

August and September have been busy months for the GCVA as we prepare to send out the Standardized Index of Vulnerability and Value Assessment (SIVVA) to habitat and species experts within the next few weeks.  Here are 10 things to know before the SIVVA launch:

  1. We are assessing the vulnerability of 4 pilot habitats: mangroves, oyster reefs, tidal emergent marsh, and barrier islands.
  2. We are assessing the vulnerability of …
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Posted by Amanda Watson on September 19, 2014 at 3:00pm

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