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Developing the Good Map for the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability

Shared from Addie’s post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy blog The Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (better known as SERPPAS) has been collaborating at the intersection of protecting military readiness, conserving natural and working lands and sustaining communities for the last 14 years. The critical equation for accomplishing this mission in the [...]

By |April 16th, 2019|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Developing the Good Map for the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability

SECAS governance: Refining an organizational model to sustain collaborative conservation in the Southeast

Shared from Mallory’s post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy blog The SECAS initiative has achieved a noteworthy record of conservation accomplishment since its inception in 2011, including the Southeast Conservation Blueprint v.3.0, adoption of an overarching goal and step-down metrics, and successful completion of a number of symposia, workshops, and technical sessions advancing collaborative [...]

By |April 16th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on SECAS governance: Refining an organizational model to sustain collaborative conservation in the Southeast

*UPDATED* Spring Third Thursday Web Forum schedule now available

Spring has sprung, and you know what that means! It's time for every plant in the northern hemisphere to release a choking cloud of pollen designed to reduce the human race to a sniffy, sneezy mess! And also, there's a new set of Third Thursday Web Forum speakers to look forward to. Tune in on the [...]

By |March 11th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on *UPDATED* Spring Third Thursday Web Forum schedule now available

Hot off the press: User guides for the South Atlantic and Southeast Conservation Blueprints!

I'm so pleased to unveil a new resource to help you use the Blueprint---an online user guide! We made one for the South Atlantic Blueprint, to support grants and inform decisions in the South Atlantic geography. We also made a separate one for the Southeast Blueprint, for Blueprint uses that extend beyond the South Atlantic into [...]

By |March 7th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Hot off the press: User guides for the South Atlantic and Southeast Conservation Blueprints!

Next steps for the AFWA Landscape Conservation Working Group

Shared from Mallory's post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy blog The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) Landscape Conservation Working Group held a special session on Collaborative Landscape Conservation as part of the North American Fish and Wildlife Conference this week in Denver. This session followed an active year for the Working Group, [...]

By |March 7th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Next steps for the AFWA Landscape Conservation Working Group

Functional diversity of South Atlantic fish communities

There’s nothing fishy about functional diversity! I am pleased to announce that back in October (2018), my co-authors and I published a research article in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society titled “State and Regional-Scale Patterns and Drivers of Freshwater Fish Functional Diversity in the Southeastern US.” This work was primarily conducted to assess the [...]

By |March 6th, 2019|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Functional diversity of South Atlantic fish communities
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Introducing SARP’s new tool to prioritize aquatic barriers across the Southeast

Cross-posted with permission from SARP's online news. IT’s HERE! The Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership (SARP) just released a NEW tool to prioritize dams and road-stream crossing barriers across the entire SARP region. This tool created by the Conservation Biology Institute and SARP allows partners to prioritize dams and road-stream crossings for potential removal or remediation [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Introducing SARP’s new tool to prioritize aquatic barriers across the Southeast
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Addressing legal disincentives to sea-level rise adaptation in the South Atlantic

Flooding on N.C. 12 on Pea Island in Dare County. Photo courtesy of NCDOTcommunications/Flickr, CC BY 2.0. As local governments throughout the South Atlantic struggle to adapt to sea-level rise, they're faced with a number of legal challenges. I'm sure you can think of at least 1 regularly flooded coastal road where you [...]

By |February 22nd, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Addressing legal disincentives to sea-level rise adaptation in the South Atlantic
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Southeast Conservation Blueprint Version 3.0 officially released

Shared from Rua's post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy blog Southeast Blueprint Version 3.0 identifies high value areas for conservation and restoration across the Southeast and Caribbean. Southeast Conservation Blueprint 3.0 data are now final and ready for you to use. The major improvements in this version include: Integration of new data from the Texas Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT): This fills in [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Southeast Conservation Blueprint Version 3.0 officially released

4th National Climate Assessment – key messages for the Southeast

The 4th National Climate Assessment has been released by the Global Change Research Program. I’m including a summary of the key messages for the Southeast Region and some links below. Key messages for the Southeast: Southeastern cities are highly vulnerable to heat, flooding, and vector-borne disease (think mosquitoes borne diseases). In rural communities, more frequent [...]

By |December 17th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on 4th National Climate Assessment – key messages for the Southeast