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Blueprint 2.2 release

South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint 2.2 Your Conservation Blueprint 2.2 data are now final and ready for you to use to inform conservation decisions across the South Atlantic! Rua's blog from last month provided a great summary of the major improvements in this latest Blueprint update, which include updated indicator data, a new marine birds [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint 2.2 release

Blueprint implementation strategy complete

New versions of the South Atlantic and Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy Blueprints not enough for you? Good news, there's one more thing ready for release this month - the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint Implementation Strategy.  This is the first version of a regularly updated document focusing on actions and approaches within Blueprint areas to improve [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint implementation strategy complete

Blueprint 2.2 now available on Simple Viewer and Conservation Planning Atlas

Blueprint 2.2 in the Simple Viewer. The online Blueprint viewers are now updated with Version 2.2! Check out the Simple Viewer here: http://blueprint.southatlanticlcc.org/ You'll find the Simple Viewer looks basically the same, but with a new map and new indicator data. Some new features are in the works, though, including a new pixel-level analysis that [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint 2.2 now available on Simple Viewer and Conservation Planning Atlas

South Atlantic LCC participates in LCC Network data management effort

In light of the political and budget uncertainty surrounding LCCs, the LCC Network has rapidly accelerated its ongoing work to improve and standardize data management practices across all cooperatives. South Atlantic LCC staff (special shout-out to your GIS Coordinator, Amy Keister!) have actively participated in this effort to capture the LCC legacy over the last [...]

By |October 5th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on South Atlantic LCC participates in LCC Network data management effort

Blueprint 2.2 and implementation strategy release next month

Looks like everything's on track to release Version 2.2 of the South Atlantic Blueprint and the new Blueprint implementation strategy next month. The GIS layers are final, so your staff are just cleaning up the documentation, getting the viewers updated, etc. Here are the major improvements in this latest Blueprint update: Updated two indicators to [...]

By |October 5th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint 2.2 and implementation strategy release next month

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|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on October coordinator’s update

Collaborative study offers insight on protecting valuable coastal resources based on “tipping points” for indicator species

News from the North Atlantic LCC: A new paper published by a team of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Ocean & Coastal Management synthesizes existing information on ecological thresholds related to environmental changes -- including sea-level rise and coastal storms -- for 45 species of coastal fish, [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Collaborative study offers insight on protecting valuable coastal resources based on “tipping points” for indicator species

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|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Thoughts from the coordinator

Review draft Blueprint 2.2 implementation strategy

Pathway to improving ecosystem integrity, part of the draft Blueprint implementation strategy. If you were at the spring Blueprint workshops, you'll probably remember that a new implementation strategy for the Blueprint is in the works. You might even remember that, through some of the activities, you were helping to create it. Even if [...]

By |September 6th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Review draft Blueprint 2.2 implementation strategy

Feedback needed for continental conservation vision in the East

As conservationists, we know the countless threats facing our natural world today. And while these challenges can sometimes feel insurmountable, we also recognize that there are things we can do – partnerships we can forge, actions we can take, and policies we can implement – to help protect and restore wild places. Most recently, E.O. [...]

By |September 5th, 2017|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Feedback needed for continental conservation vision in the East