Janet Cakir

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About Janet Cakir

Janet is the Climate Change and Cultural Resources Coordinator for the South Atlantic LCC. She focuses on the cultural, social, and economic components of LCC adaptation planning and understanding and communicating the ways people are culturally, socially, and economically connected with natural and cultural resources.

Update on Organizational Profiles

Hi Everyone,    I've started to develop profiles of industries that we could think of as non-traditional partners in conservation, industries and organizations working in Energy and Insurance, or organizations like FEMA, Red Cross, and Local Governments.  While I learn all about these organizations and their potential interest in our work, I'm looking for ways [...]

By |June 13th, 2013|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Update on Organizational Profiles

Socioeconomics and Ecosystem Services Update

The SALCC formed a small socioeconomics working group, the purpose of which was to identify the role socioeconomic science and techniques have to play in the work of the SALCC, and identify actions the SALCC should undertake in 2013.  The group seemed to gel around the idea that the niche for socioeconomics lies with the [...]

By |May 3rd, 2013|Staff Blog|1 Comment

Connecting with the Catawba Indian Nation

Rua and I visited the Catawba Tribe last Friday to tell them about the South Atlantic LCC and explore ways we can work together.  I contacted the Catawba recently to invite them to participate on a committee that will advise the South Atlantic LCC on cultural resource conservation – the first meeting is scheduled for [...]

By |March 4th, 2013|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Connecting with the Catawba Indian Nation

Internship Opportunity: 2013 George Melendez Wright Climate Change Youth Initiative

The National Park Service and the UW College of the Environment are pleased to announce the 2013 George Melendez Wright Climate Change Youth Initiative. This program provides opportunities for young people to work on diverse issues related to climate change and its effects in national parks. The opportunities take two forms – competitive fellowships awarded [...]

By |December 3rd, 2012|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Internship Opportunity: 2013 George Melendez Wright Climate Change Youth Initiative

How do you connect conservation and human wellbeing?

Hi Everyone, This week Rua and I, along with Lisa Garrett our new Steering Committee member for the National Park Service, attended a meeting to think through metrics of ecosystem services. The meeting was convened to support the National Sustainability Atlas that the EPA is developing to house information and data layers about services provided [...]

By |November 30th, 2012|Staff Blog|Comments Off on How do you connect conservation and human wellbeing?

Socioeconomics Workshop this Spring (2013)

Hi Everyone, I am working to assemble on behalf of the South Atlantic LCC a workshop to delve into how socioeconomic ideas, concepts, and science can further the mission of the LCC. I have been thinking of some big-picture questions to guide an agenda for the workshop, but will be working with a small committee [...]

By |October 1st, 2012|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Socioeconomics Workshop this Spring (2013)

Climate Change Discussion using TACCIMO and other tools at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

Hi Everyone,    If you haven’t had a chance to check out TACCIMO yet, it’s definitely worth a look.  I used it this week to prepare a presentation to NPS staff at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve (a unit in the National Park Service).  In no time at all I went to the web page [...]

By |September 28th, 2012|Staff Blog|1 Comment

National Adaptation Forum – Open Invitation

Hi Everyone,    I was asked to distribute the following broadly...   NtlAdaptationForum.jpg        

By |September 21st, 2012|Staff Blog|Comments Off on National Adaptation Forum – Open Invitation

Meeting with the Southeastern State Historic Preservation Offices

We had a fantastic meeting with the South Eastern State Historic Preservation Officers and some of their staffs (SHPOs).  The meeting began with a presentation about LCC, why they are being established and their mission.  This set the stage for a workshop where we broke out into groups of approximately 7 and brainstormed questions about ways we can [...]

By |August 31st, 2012|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Meeting with the Southeastern State Historic Preservation Offices

Cultural Resources Priorities

Hi Everyone, I am working on a plan to learn what priorities various landscape level cultural resource stakeholders have in the South Atlantic LCC.  The plan involves reaching out to two large national cultural heritage corridor organizations (The Gullah Geechee and the South Carolina Corridor), the State Historic Preservation Offices, The Catawba tribe, and some [...]

By |August 2nd, 2012|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Cultural Resources Priorities