Janet Cakir

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About Janet Cakir

Janet contributes to the cultural, social, and economic components of the South Atlantic and Southeast Blueprints and their connections to climate change. She works to understand and communicate the ways people are culturally, socially, and economically connected with natural and cultural resources.

Talking with Park Superintendents

Hi everyone, Last fall and this spring I’ve been developing a climate change response strategy and action plan for the NPS Southeast Region.  The plan sets goals for the NPS Southeast Region and identifies how the Region can meet those goals.  To support the Plan, I hosted calls with Superintendents of Parks to get their [...]

By |June 25th, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|2 Comments

Student opportunity at Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve

2014 Timucuan Preserve Student Research Grant Program This competitive grant program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are engaged or who desire to be engaged in research activities at the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. This program is highly competitive and limited in number of grant awards. This year there are funds to award four (4) $500 grants to support student research.   [...]

By |February 28th, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Student opportunity at Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve

NPS Summer Student Opportunity

SUMMER FISHERIES AND LIMNOLOGY Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon is hiring fisheries and lake research seasonal positions for summer 201 Crater Lake National Park consists of 183,000 acres at elevations of 4,500 to 9,000 feet in the Cascade Range of southern Oregon.  The centerpiece of the park is Crater Lake, which was formed [...]

By |February 3rd, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on NPS Summer Student Opportunity

NPS Scenario Planning Handbook for Practitioners

The National Park Service (NPS) has released a guidance document "Using Scenarios to Explore Climate Change: A Handbook for Practitioners."This handbook describes the five-step process for developing multivariate climate change scenarios taught by the Global Business Network (GBN) during a series of training workshops hosted by the National Park Service in 2010 and 2011. The authors [...]

By |January 2nd, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on NPS Scenario Planning Handbook for Practitioners

Coastal Ecologist Position Opening with NPS Southeast Coast Network

The National Park Service Southeast Coast Inventory & Monitoring Network is looking for a highly motivated candidate for its vacant Coastal Ecologist position to lead the implementation of coastal shoreline change and salt marsh elevation/vegetation monitoring protocols in coastal National Park Service units of NC, SC, GA, and FL. Typical work includes the identification, abundance, [...]

By |November 1st, 2013|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Coastal Ecologist Position Opening with NPS Southeast Coast Network

Graduate student opportunity to study Ecosystem Services

Hi Everyone,    The interdisciplinary PhD program at Portland State University (PSU): EcosystemServices supporting Urbanizing Regions, with support from the National ScienceFoundation's Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT)program, is seeking prospective PhD applicants for our fourth cohort tobegin Fall 2014. The substantive focus of this program is the science and management ofecosystem services (terrestrial and [...]

By |October 29th, 2013|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Graduate student opportunity to study Ecosystem Services

Cultural Resources Web Forum

Hi Everyone,      On Oct 9 at 11:00AM EST, your South Atlantic LCC invites you to attend a web forum to hear about results from a survey of the cultural resource community, and the status of our new cultural resource indicators:  landscapes around National Register of Historic Places, and Longleaf Pine ecosystems.     [...]

By |September 27th, 2013|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Cultural Resources Web Forum

Training – Introduction to Structured Decisionmaking

Hi Everyone,    I just got back from taking Introduction to Structured Decisionmaking from the National Conservation Training Center.  I attended along with a group of 10 or 12 colleagues from the Southeast Climate Science Center.  We all received an intense 5-day initiation to the process and techniques.  For those of you who are not [...]

By |August 29th, 2013|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Training – Introduction to Structured Decisionmaking

Three New Approved Cultural Resource Indicators for the SALCC

Hi Everyone,     The SALCC Steering Committee has approved three new cultural resource indicators and targets: 1. Maintain context within 250 meters of non-urban sites on the National Register of Historic Places 2. Recognize the natural resource indicator of clean water as a cultural resource indicator as well.   3. Increase Longleaf Pine Ecosystems [...]

By |August 29th, 2013|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Three New Approved Cultural Resource Indicators for the SALCC

Cultural Resources Update

Hi Everyone, I’ve recently been on a mission to get to know the community of cultural resource conservation practitioners. This Spring I contacted over 40 different organizations to ask for their thoughts and opinions on the needs for landscape scale cultural resource conservation. Not everyone responded to my request, but I did get an opportunity [...]

By |July 25th, 2013|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Cultural Resources Update