Mallory G. Martin

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About Mallory G. Martin

Mallory serves as Coordinator for the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy and the South Atlantic Blueprint. He facilitates collaborative landscape-scale conservation across the Southeast.

What is the status of the LCCs?

I’m often asked about the status of LCCs in general and about the South Atlantic LCC in particular, to which I usually reply, “they’re in transition.” While this transition is a continuing and evolving process, with different pathways in different parts of the country, I wanted to provide my perspectives on the status of the [...]

By |November 26th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on What is the status of the LCCs?

SECAS at the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) annual meeting

SECAS exhibit booth at SEAFWA. The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) was highlighted in several ways at the recent SEAFWA conference in Mobile, AL. Our exhibit table provided an excellent platform to show off some of the recent SECAS accomplishments, including: Update of the Southeast Conservation Blueprint to Draft Version 3.0 Discussion of [...]

By |November 9th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on SECAS at the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) annual meeting

SECAS: A model for collaborative conservation

Homepage of SECAS website at secassoutheast.org A special session on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) was presented last week at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Norfolk, VA.  The conference was held jointly with the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association.  This national meeting of two major conservation audiences [...]

By |April 4th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on SECAS: A model for collaborative conservation

Aligning conservation capacity and need in the Southeast

Many of you are aware that Science Applications is the organizing home of LCCs within the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).  In the southeast region, Science Applications includes the South Atlantic, Peninsular Florida, Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks, and Caribbean LCCs.  Given continuing uncertainty about the status of LCCs in the federal budget, Science Applications in the [...]

By |March 9th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Aligning conservation capacity and need in the Southeast

2017 Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy symposium at SEAFWA annual conference

Version 2.0 of the SECAS Blueprint. The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) was featured last week at a symposium in conjunction with the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) annual conference in Louisville, KY.  The symposium, titled Aligning Actions for Success, focused on integration of State Wildlife Action Plan objectives into the SECAS [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on 2017 Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy symposium at SEAFWA annual conference

October coordinator’s update

We’ve started a new federal fiscal year still under the Department of the Interior’s directive to postpone steering committee meetings until further notice. We’re also under considerable uncertainty regarding future federal support of LCCs, and how or when that uncertainty might be resolved. Despite these uncertainties, we continue working to support, improve, and promote the [...]

By |October 4th, 2017|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on October coordinator’s update

Thoughts from the coordinator

It’s been more than four months since our last steering committee meeting, and the guidance from the Department of the Interior regarding boards and commission meetings is still in effect. That doesn’t mean, however, that your cooperative staff aren’t working hard to continue accomplishments for conservation. Notably, the finishing touches are being applied to Conservation [...]

By |September 7th, 2017|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Thoughts from the coordinator

An update from the coordinator

It's time for another update on your cooperative, the LCC Network, and ideas about the future of collaborative conservation in general. Thanks for your calls and emails supporting the work of your cooperative, and your concerns regarding staff during this period of budgetary uncertainty. Much has happened in the last few months following the release [...]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on An update from the coordinator

Upcoming Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy symposium

The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) and the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) Wildlife Diversity Committee are developing a symposium entitled: The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy: Aligning Actions for Success, to be held this fall at the 2017 SEAFWA Conference in Louisville, KY. The focus of the symposium is a deeper dive [...]

By |June 29th, 2017|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Upcoming Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy symposium

The politics of uncertainty and an update from your cooperative

No doubt some of you follow the stock market. You might even participate in other forms of gambling, such as dog racing or poker. The rewards and sustainability of these types of endeavors depend on risk---that is, the potential for downside results versus the potential for upside results. Evaluating risk usually involves dealing with various [...]

By |June 29th, 2017|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on The politics of uncertainty and an update from your cooperative