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.

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|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Cultural Resources Priorities

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Training Opportunity

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Training July 31‐August 2, 2012 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Each Day     Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve 6005 Bayou Heron Road Moss Point, MS 39562‐8097   Sponsored by the Weeks Bay and Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserves and the Northern Gulf Coastal Program.   Course Description: This [...]

By |May 11th, 2012|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Training Opportunity

Results from call with Cultural Resources Stakeholders

On Thursday April 26th, we held a call between LCCs in the Southeast and Cultural Resources Stakeholders.  The purpose of the call was to begin a dialogue with the cultural resource community to understand the challenges faced today and anticipated tomorrow, and to discover ways to work together.  We began the call with an overview [...]

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LCC Facilitates Conservation Partnership

Hi Everyone,     I wanted to let you know about a project Amy Keister and I have been working on.  Ken and Rua met with Camp LeJeune in the fall of last year where Camp LeJeune posed a conservation question.  They wanted to know where the most opportunities were to work with conservation partners on [...]

By |April 10th, 2012|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on LCC Facilitates Conservation Partnership

Coastal Adaptation Training

Hi Everyone,      I wanted to let you know that I am on the planning team for an interagency training workshop on Coastal Adaptation led by the National Park Service.  I will be informing participants about the work at the SALCC.  Let me know if you would like more information about the workshop, participation is [...]

By |March 30th, 2012|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Coastal Adaptation Training

Multiagency Working Group – Climate Change Adaptation Tool Development

Hi Everyone,     I'm participating in a multiagency working group led by Federal Highways to develop a climate change adaptation tool.  The tool will be based on best practices and will be piloted in two National Parks and two FWS Refuges.  The schedule for the working group is : Development of a synthesis report of Federal [...]

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Dialogue between Cultural Resource Stakeholders and Southeastern LCCs

Hi Everyone,     The mission of the SALCC is to create a shared blueprint for landscape conservation actions that sustain natural and cultural resources.  To better understand the issues related to cultural resources, I am holding a call to begin a dialogue between stakeholders working in cultural resources and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives in the Southeast. [...]

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Opportunity for Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Training

Last summer I attended a training course to learn to perform Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments.  The course, which is based on a guide to climate change vulnerability assessment developed jointly by the NWF, DOD, NPS, USFWS, USFS, NOAA, and USGS entitled Scanning the Conservation Horizon is being offered again in several locations throughout the US.  [...]

By |February 1st, 2012|Blueprint Staff Blog|1 Comment

Opportunities for Students at the National Park Service

Hi Everyone,     This past month I attended my official orientation at the National Park Service regional office in Atlanta.  It was a fantastic experience through which I learned the inner workings of how parks operate and how the regional office provides technical assistance to the parks.  Having tuned in to the goings-on in the [...]

By |December 1st, 2011|Blueprint Staff Blog|1 Comment

Conservation of Cultural Resources?

   A topic I’ve been deliberating lately has been focused on cultural resources and what does “conservation of cultural resources” mean for the SALCC?  It’s such a broad subject; we all seemed to agree we needed some focus.  I began to pull together a committee to help us think through this, but quickly realized that [...]

By |October 31st, 2011|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Conservation of Cultural Resources?