Hilary Morris

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About Hilary Morris

Hilary works on Blueprint User Support and Communications for the South Atlantic LCC. She works with users to improve and implement the Blueprint, incorporating feedback to make it a more effective tool for everyone in the conservation community. She also handles communications responsibilities like the newsletter and monthly webinar series.

Preview of the online guide to using the Blueprint

As you heard if you tuned into last month's web forum on using the Blueprint to strengthen your proposals, Rua and I have been working on an online guide to using the Blueprint. Think of it as a compilation of different examples to inspire you and provide new ideas about how to connect to this [...]

By |May 8th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Preview of the online guide to using the Blueprint

Who’s been using the Blueprint lately? A Blueprint 2.1 user story roundup

Photo courtesy of Christine Ellis, Winyah Rivers Foundation First, let’s look at Blueprint use by the numbers! More than 100 people from 45 different organizations have used, or are in the process of using, the Blueprint. And the Blueprint has informed at least $19.7 million of conservation investment, 99% of which supported on-the-ground [...]

By |May 7th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Who’s been using the Blueprint lately? A Blueprint 2.1 user story roundup

Spring 2018 Third Thursday Web Forum flyer

The next three months of Third Thursday Web Forum events are now available in this flyer! As always, this webinar series is held on the third Thursday of each month at 10 am. We hope you enjoy the topics lined up for March, April, and May! >>Click here for an interactive pdf of the flyer, with [...]

By |March 5th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Spring 2018 Third Thursday Web Forum flyer

Winter Third Thursday Web Forum schedule

I'm a little late with the web forum schedule this season since the December and January web forums were cancelled due to the holidays and staff travel. Here's the latest flyer for the upcoming Third Thursday Web Forums! We're kicking off the 2018 series in February this year with a virtual panel discussion on successful [...]

By |January 24th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Winter Third Thursday Web Forum schedule

2017 Annual Report available

The latest South Atlantic LCC annual report is now available! Check it out for a quick recap of your cooperative's accomplishments in 2017. Click here to access the pdf. You can always browse through past editions of the annual report here.  

By |January 24th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on 2017 Annual Report available

Paper in BioScience on the future of landscape conservation

A recent article in the journal BioScience makes a case for the importance of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, and suggests ways LCCs can improve into the future. In particular, the paper references the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint as an example of the power of focusing on a mission of systematic conservation planning, saying "in retrospect, LCCs [...]

By |January 8th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Paper in BioScience on the future of landscape conservation

NFWF longleaf pine grant opportunity

Longleaf at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in NC. Photo by Ron Sutherland, Wildlands Network. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals to expand and enhance longleaf pine ecosystem restoration and management across longleaf pine’s historical range, as well as restore and enhance bottomland hardwood forests within priority focal areas. [...]

By |December 1st, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on NFWF longleaf pine grant opportunity

Blueprint 2.2 now available on Simple Viewer and Conservation Planning Atlas

Blueprint 2.2 in the Simple Viewer. The online Blueprint viewers are now updated with Version 2.2! Check out the Simple Viewer here: http://blueprint.southatlanticlcc.org/ You'll find the Simple Viewer looks basically the same, but with a new map and new indicator data. Some new features are in the works, though, including a new pixel-level analysis that [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint 2.2 now available on Simple Viewer and Conservation Planning Atlas

South Atlantic LCC participates in LCC Network data management effort

In light of the political and budget uncertainty surrounding LCCs, the LCC Network has rapidly accelerated its ongoing work to improve and standardize data management practices across all cooperatives. South Atlantic LCC staff (special shout-out to your GIS Coordinator, Amy Keister!) have actively participated in this effort to capture the LCC legacy over the last [...]

By |October 5th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on South Atlantic LCC participates in LCC Network data management effort