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.

Please pardon the spam

Several members of the web community reached out with concern about a suspicious-looking comment posted on their profiles. It's been awhile since a spammer made it through our account management filters, but unfortunately one was able to create an account and used the opportunity to post on everyone's public profiles. Don't worry--nothing was hacked, and the [...]

By |July 30th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Please pardon the spam

Blueprint brings new longleaf fire funds

In the summer of 2015, members of the South Atlantic LCC submitted a successful proposal to the Department of Interior Wildland Fire Resilient Landscapes Program. In addition to the strong partner relationships within the cooperative, the Conservation Blueprint (a living spatial plan for regional conservation priorities) and underlying ecosystem indicators helped secure almost $800,000 in [...]

By |July 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Blueprint brings new longleaf fire funds

South Atlantic LCC Coordinator position open on USAJobs® until July 13th

Everyone in the web community hopefully already received a direct email last week about the South Atlantic LCC Coordinator job posting. In case you haven't heard, your Cooperative is hiring a new Coordinator! The job advertisement has posted to the USAJobs® Website and is open until July 13th. While that's a short time window, we don't have anyone in [...]

By |July 8th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on South Atlantic LCC Coordinator position open on USAJobs® until July 13th

Say it like you mean it

Choosing short and sweet indicator names in the State of the South Atlantic was a challenging exercise. Shakespeare tells us in Hamlet that “brevity is the soul of wit”—well, it’s also the soul of clear and understandable plain language writing. Who wants to slog through “percent impervious cover by catchment” when “impervious surface” will communicate the [...]

By |July 7th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Say it like you mean it

Blueprint 2.0 approved!

The Steering Committee has given Blueprint 2.0 the Good Housekeeping South Atlantic LCC Seal of Approval! It's official—Blueprint 2.0 has been approved. Huge thanks to everyone who attended a workshop, participated in indicator revision, provided a comment, served on the user and conservation design teams, or otherwise helped shape this exciting update to our shared [...]

By |June 11th, 2015|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint 2.0 approved!

[Conservation Action] Rules are made to be broken

Those of you who are familiar with Blueprint 1.0 or who attended a Blueprint 2.0 workshop have already been introduced to the idea of conservation actions. I always imagine the Blueprint as answering two questions: 1) where should I work? and 2) what kind of work should I do there? By recommending specific actions like [...]

By |May 5th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on [Conservation Action] Rules are made to be broken

Correcting a map error in the State of the South Atlantic

Some of the Blueprint 2.0 workshop participants who have a great eye for detail caught a mistake in one of the maps in the State of the South Atlantic. If you've looked at the assessment, you hopefully saw the map on the left defining the subregions of the South Atlantic geography, drawn based on watershed [...]

By |March 30th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Correcting a map error in the State of the South Atlantic

The Blueprint in the news

As communications person for your Cooperative, I get pretty excited when the Blueprint receives good press. And it's been getting an amazing amount of positive attention lately--so much that I wanted to blog about it! What perfect timing as we build momentum toward Blueprint 2.0 with our workshop roadshow. Remember the National Workshop on Large [...]

By |March 26th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on The Blueprint in the news

The State of the South Atlantic is now available

At last, the State of the South Atlantic is now available! This assessment measures all of your Cooperative’s natural and cultural resource indicators and scores them on an A/B/C/D/F scale. It’s a snapshot in time that tells us how our lands and waters are doing today, setting the baseline for future assessments so we can start [...]

By |March 4th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on The State of the South Atlantic is now available

Read the 2014 Annual Report

Your Cooperative has released its 2014 Annual Report highlighting the key accomplishments of the past year.  The staff has dedicated this year’s progress to our Coordinator, Ken McDermond.  >>Click here to check it out for a refresher on all the great things we achieved together as a community!

By |March 4th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Read the 2014 Annual Report