Louise Vaughn

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About Louise Vaughn

Louise is a conservation planner with North Carolina State University. She works with the South Atlantic LCC to help refine the Conservation Blueprint and support Blueprint users, as well as communicate how indicators can inform monitoring efforts within an evolving conservation landscape.

Spotlight on the North Carolina Sentinel Site Cooperative

Photo by Zach Frailey, 2011 (Flickr) Our lands and waters represent a unique and ever-unfolding story about the biodiversity and cultural heritage of our part of the world. Yet there is also another story of conservation that can be told; that of the strong network of partnerships, cooperatives, and communities that weave a mosaic of [...]

By |April 25th, 2017|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Spotlight on the North Carolina Sentinel Site Cooperative

Simple Viewer now updated with Blueprint 2.1

The Simple Viewer is now updated with Conservation Blueprint 2.1! Following our commitment to continually revise the Blueprint, Version 2.1 represents strong improvements to many of our ecological indicators, particularly for the freshwater and marine ecosystems. You can now learn more about these improved indicators and explore Blueprint 2.1 within the Simple Viewer. Still an [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Simple Viewer now updated with Blueprint 2.1

Updates to the Simple Viewer, a user-designed tool

Thanks to the excellent feedback from our Blueprint users and community, your cooperative has made changes to the Simple Viewer. It is now easier than ever to learn more about specific indicators and how the Blueprint prioritizes areas within our geography. We welcome and appreciate our cooperative members helping us to improve the tool. Below is [...]

By |March 7th, 2016|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Updates to the Simple Viewer, a user-designed tool

Learn how to explore the Conservation Blueprint using the Simple Viewer in 5 minutes

Do you or someone you know want to use Conservation Blueprint 2.0? Does the thought of a “mapping portal” make you feel like beating your computer with a baseball bat? If so, don’t worry. There’s help. There are three ways you can access the Conservation Blueprint: the Simple Viewer, the Conservation Planning Atlas, or by downloading the Blueprint onto your computer [...]

By |January 9th, 2016|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Learn how to explore the Conservation Blueprint using the Simple Viewer in 5 minutes

Virginia is for longleaf lovers

At times it’s difficult to work in the conservation field and not feel jaded. There is always so much to do and it's hard to measure our progress towards the end goal. When will we arrive at that future point we describe as sustainable, viable, and complete? Time is limited, decisions must be made with [...]

By |October 6th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Virginia is for longleaf lovers

Simple Viewer updated with Conservation Blueprint 2.0 – explore your Blueprint!

Your cooperative has updated the Simple Viewer with Blueprint 2.0. It’s faster, leaner, and shows the status of indicators within your areas of interest. The updated Simple Viewer allows you to see how much of Blueprint 2.0 priority areas, ecosystems, and indicators are within specific sub-watersheds or marine lease blocks. You can also see how well indicators are doing within [...]

By |August 3rd, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Simple Viewer updated with Conservation Blueprint 2.0 – explore your Blueprint!

Updating the Simple Viewer: Minimal is big

Prepare yourself: it’s coming. Following the release of Conservation Blueprint 2.0, next month (August 2015) we will present the second generation of the Simple Viewer. This new viewer will display Blueprint 2.0, which uses indicators for terrestrial, freshwater, and marine environments to produce a totally data-driven prioritization at a 200 meter resolution. Faster and leaner, the [...]

By |July 7th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Updating the Simple Viewer: Minimal is big

Public comment period for Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Our National Parks are our treasures and responsibility. Please engage in the public comment period for the NC Highway 12 Protection activities Special Use Permit at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Comments are due by February 27, 2015.

By |February 12th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Public comment period for Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Spread the word – five reasons to attend a Blueprint workshop

South Atlantic staff need your help to turn out the conservation community for the upcomingBlueprint 2.0 workshops! Want to see who's signed up so far? Follow this link... If you see any gaps, please spread the word and recruit your colleagues! Here's five reasons you can give to attend a Blueprint 2 .0 workshop: The [...]

By |February 5th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Spread the word – five reasons to attend a Blueprint workshop

ENCSEVA meeting in Manteo Jan 28th

The Eastern North Carolina/ Southeastern Virginia Strategic Habitat Conservation Eco-team (ENCSEVA) is meeting in Manteo, NC on January 28th and 29th. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about what's happening with conservation practitioners and natural resource managers in the northern third of the South Atlantic LCC geography. Contact Matt Connolly (matt_connolly@fws.gov) for more [...]

By |January 8th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on ENCSEVA meeting in Manteo Jan 28th