In Oct/Nov, your cooperative will be hosting 2 regional workshops to help design the future of the South Atlantic region. These will be hands on workshops open to everyone. You’ll be working in small groups with a number of GIS building blocks (e.g., SALCC indicator models, threat layers, etc) to build potential blueprints for parts of the South Atlantic. These GIS building blocks will be there to support your group’s discussions and not unnecessarily limit or constrain the design you and your group come up with.

These workshops should be a great chance to work with diverse folks throughout your cooperative to chart the future of the land, freshwater, oceans, and cultural heritage we’re all responsible for. After the two regional workshops, there will be a smaller meeting of the South Atlantic Blueprint Teams (Conservation Design, Modeling, User) to integrate everything into a draft South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint 1.0. 

UPDATE: The workshops will be in Raleigh (Oct 22-23) and Savannah (Nov 19-20)

I’m also continuing to update the blueprint page on the SALCC website as new information becomes available:

http://www.southatlanticlcc.org/page/conservation-blueprint