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About Ken McDermond

Ken McDermond served as Coordinator of the South Atlantic LCC.

South Atlantic LCC Year 3 Operations Plan now available

Your Cooperative's Year 3 Operations Plan is now available. This plan provides a high-level view of how our efforts will be focused over the coming 12 months. This plan continues to tie directly to the mission and goals developed in our Strategic Plan.  The operations plan was developed from direction received from your Steering Committee in March. [...]

By |June 4th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on South Atlantic LCC Year 3 Operations Plan now available

South Atlantic LCC Steering Committee meeting highlights

The South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative Steering Committee met at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield, Georgia on March 25-27, 2014 for its annual face to face meeting.  During the meeting the Committee reviewed the progress of the Cooperative over the past twelve months and set the direction for the next 12-18 months.  I [...]

By |April 7th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on South Atlantic LCC Steering Committee meeting highlights

Connecting with landscapes beyond the South Atlantic

I am excited to report that your Cooperative’s shared Conservation Blueprint will connect to a much broader effort to build the conservation landscape of the future.  As you know, your Cooperative has already been working to integrate our conservation planning effort with those of the other LCCs in the southeast to support a Southeast Conservation [...]

By |March 4th, 2014|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Connecting with landscapes beyond the South Atlantic

National Fish, Wildlife & Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy

On March 26th 2013, in partnership with State and Tribal agencies, the Obama Administration released the first nationwide strategy to help public and private decision makers address the impacts that climate change is having on natural resources and the people and economies that depend on them. Developed in response to a request by Congress, the [...]

By |May 2nd, 2013|Staff Blog|Comments Off on National Fish, Wildlife & Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy

Integrating conservation planning across LCCs – ACF Basin example

The Apalachicola/Chattahoochee/Flint (ACF) River Basin lies within the states of Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. The South Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCCs share the majority of this system with a small section crossing into the Appalachian LCC. To ensure that conservation planning is consistent across this important river basin, an ad-hoc group representing [...]

By |February 4th, 2013|Member Blog|Comments Off on Integrating conservation planning across LCCs – ACF Basin example

New member of South Atlantic LCC staff

I am pleased to report that we have successfully filled the position Ginger Deason vacated in December.  This is the information transfer and US Forest Service liaison position co-funded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the US Forest Service, Eastern Forest Environmental Threats Assessment Center (EFETAC).  Lori Barrow has accepted the position and [...]

By |January 8th, 2013|Staff Blog|Comments Off on New member of South Atlantic LCC staff

South Atlantic LCC FY2012 funded science projects

The results are in and after an extensive review by a variety of subject matter experts, your steering committee is happy to announce the selection of the cooperative’s 2012 science projects! These projects represent a significant investment ($1.3 m) in the immediately limiting gaps needed to develop the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint. Thanks to all [...]

By |July 27th, 2012|Member Blog|Comments Off on South Atlantic LCC FY2012 funded science projects

Gulf Coast Landscape Conservation Liaison established

I am pleased to introduce Laurie Rounds as the Gulf Coast Landscape Conservation Liaison.  The position was established with funding from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Laurie will coordinate between the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC), Gulf Coast Prairie LCC, South Atlantic LCC, Peninsular Florida [...]

By |October 26th, 2011|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Gulf Coast Landscape Conservation Liaison established

New additions to your South Atlantic LCC staff

I am pleased to introduce Kat Mordecai, the newest member of the South Atlantic LCC staff.  Kat will serve as an Information Transfer Specialist, a position that is co-funded by the Southern Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Kat previously worked for the Southern Research Station as the Ecophysiology [...]

By |October 3rd, 2011|Staff Blog|Comments Off on New additions to your South Atlantic LCC staff