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.

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

Part 2: Another preview of the online guide to using the Blueprint

My blog post from last month gave an overview of a project Rua and I are working on: an online guide to using the Blueprint. As a little preview of what to expect, it showcased a Blueprint use case that will go into that guide, walking through how you can use the Blueprint to strengthen your [...]

By |June 6th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Part 2: Another preview of the online guide to using the Blueprint

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies develops white paper on landscape conservation collaboration

This summary came from the bi-monthy Landscape Conservation Bulletin published by the Network for Landscape Conservation. As the Bulletin is an aggregation of news in the field, readers should consider subscribing to get future updates and also to post their own landscape conservation news and stories. To learn more and sign up, visit the website [...]

By |June 3rd, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies develops white paper on landscape conservation collaboration

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|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|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|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|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|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Spring 2018 Third Thursday Web Forum flyer