Hilary Morris

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About Hilary Morris

Hilary helps people use the South Atlantic and Southeast Blueprints, and incorporates their feedback to make these tools more useful to everyone in the conservation community. She also takes the lead on communications for the South Atlantic Blueprint and the broader Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy.

Winter 2018 Third Thursday Web Forum schedule

I hope you'll join us for our Third Thursday Web Forum series this winter! We host this webinar every third Thursday of the month at 10 am. The December web forum is cancelled for the holidays, but we have some great speakers lined up for January and February. >>Click here for an interactive pdf of [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Winter 2018 Third Thursday Web Forum schedule

State of the South Atlantic and Blueprint featured in “Recommended Practices for Landscape Conservation Design” guide

The State of the South Atlantic and the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint are featured in the "Recommended Practices for Landscape Conservation Design" guide released just this week. Landscape Conservation Design, or LCD, refers to a collaborative approach to spatial conservation planning across a large area---the same sort of process we've used to develop the Blueprint [...]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on State of the South Atlantic and Blueprint featured in “Recommended Practices for Landscape Conservation Design” guide

Updated website for the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy

You might remember my post back in August covering an update to the "SECAS in Action" story map. I'm happy to say the rest of the website wasn't far behind! The website keeps the same look and feel. We've just refreshed the content to reflect the most current information about SECAS, the Southeast Blueprint, how [...]

By |October 2nd, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Updated website for the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy

Fall 2018 Third Thursday Web Forum schedule available

This summer has flown by! It's hard to believe that it's already time to share our fall Third Thursday Web Forum schedule. We have some really interesting topics lined up for September, October, and November. I hope you'll tune in on the Third Thursday of each month at 10 am. >>Click here for an interactive [...]

By |September 4th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Fall 2018 Third Thursday Web Forum schedule available

The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina uses the Southeast Blueprint to identify their statewide priorities

Earlier this year, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in South Carolina started using the Southeast Blueprint to inform an update of their South Carolina Conservation Vision, which is their statewide map of conservation priorities. The state of South Carolina contains two different Blueprints---the South Atlantic Blueprint and the Appalachian NatureScape Merged Design. The Southeast Blueprint provided [...]

By |August 29th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina uses the Southeast Blueprint to identify their statewide priorities

Final report on using the South Atlantic Blueprint to improve integration between the natural and built environments

The American Planning Association (APA) has finished their report on using the South Atlantic Blueprint to improve the integration between the natural and built environments! This report is intended as a resource for both planners and conservation professionals, to help them better depict areas and actions of shared conservation interest near and within cities. This is the [...]

By |August 24th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Final report on using the South Atlantic Blueprint to improve integration between the natural and built environments

The Triangle Climate and Landscape Researchers’ Brown Bag becomes “Climate and Conservation Coffee”

For the last several years, the Triangle Climate and Landscape' Researchers Brown Bag has provided a chance for anyone in the Raleigh area working in the fields of landscape conservation or climate change to meet face-to-face, share lessons learned, and find opportunities to collaborate. The format has changed somewhat over time, but the South Atlantic [...]

By |August 7th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on The Triangle Climate and Landscape Researchers’ Brown Bag becomes “Climate and Conservation Coffee”

Updated story map for the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy

We talk a lot about how folks are using the South Atlantic Blueprint, but what about other examples throughout the Southeast? As you may already know, the South Atlantic Blueprint integrates with other regional priorities to create a Southeast-wide Blueprint as part of the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy, or SECAS. Rua and I have been [...]

By |August 7th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Updated story map for the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy

Greenways and trails indicator will be finalized next month

We received some excellent feedback on the draft greenways and trails indicator Rua blogged about last month. Specifically, we're updating some greenway and trail information in OpenStreetMap for western North Carolina and Florida. The overall methodology capturing both the connected length of greenway networks and natural greenway condition will stay the same. We're working to [...]

By |July 5th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Greenways and trails indicator will be finalized next month

Summer 2018 Third Thursday Web Forum schedule

We have a great list of topics lined up for our Third Thursday Web Forum series this summer! As always, we host this webinar every third Thursday of the month at 10 am. I hope you'll join us to learn more about at-risk species in longleaf, how to use the South Atlantic and Southeast Blueprints [...]

By |June 7th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Summer 2018 Third Thursday Web Forum schedule