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.

The Simple Viewer: a new way to use the Conservation Blueprint

The Simple Viewer is a new way to explore the Conservation Blueprint Version 1.0. It's fast and easy. Use the Simple Viewer to quickly find places important to you and your mission. Click on a watershed to learn more about that area, like who to partner with, potential changes in landcover, how much land is currently [...]

By |January 8th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on The Simple Viewer: a new way to use the Conservation Blueprint

What truthiness, maps, and witches have in common

   A few years ago Stephen Colbert coined a new term that resonated with everyone who has ever waded into the waters of map making and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Truthiness. Truthiness refers to that feeling you get when you don’t have to prove you’re right about something because you just know you’re right. We [...]

By |December 5th, 2014|Staff Blog|Comments Off on What truthiness, maps, and witches have in common

Strategic Conservation Planning for the Eastern NC/ Southeastern VA (ENCSEVA) Eco-team report now available and online

The Strategic Conservation Planning report for the the Eastern North Carolina/ Southeastern Virginia Strategic Habitat Conservation Team (ENCSEVA) report is now available as a technical bulletin on the NC State University Extension Resource Catalog. The URL is http://content.ces.ncsu.edu/strategic-conservation-planning-for-the-eastern-north-carolinasoutheastern-virginia-strategic-habit.pdf. ENCSEVA is a partnership among local federal agencies and programs with a mission to apply Strategic Habitat Conservation [...]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Strategic Conservation Planning for the Eastern NC/ Southeastern VA (ENCSEVA) Eco-team report now available and online

Conversing in conservation

The other day I was talking to a friend, an entomologist, about the under-appreciation of insects and reptiles. As we lamented over the lack of love for those that creep, crawl, pollinate, and break down the messier parts of life, my friend commented, “it’s too bad so many people assume any snake or spider they [...]

By |September 30th, 2014|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Conversing in conservation

Confessions of a conservation planner

Nothing is as humbling as announcing to a room full of people, “I’m a conservation planner and have asked you to attend this meeting because I have a new planning tool to help you identify and prioritize your actions”.  As I watch eyes start to either glaze or glare, I smile in what even I [...]

By |July 1st, 2014|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Confessions of a conservation planner

Working with the Conservation Planning Atlas and Conservation Blueprint – minding where we meddle

My grandmother, who had a way with words, once told me, “I love best the places where man has not meddled”. She really did not like it when people meddled.  She also told me that “city children knew nothing, absolutely nothing, about anything”.  By “city children” she meant me and the comment was inspired as [...]

By |April 7th, 2014|Staff Blog|1 Comment