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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|Featured, Staff Blog|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|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Aligning conservation capacity and need in the Southeast

Short videos for explaining terrestrial and aquatic connectivity to the public

Here are couple of short videos that can help explain connectivity issues to a broad variety of folks: Aquatic diversity and connectivity in the South https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKif9iOYM6E Terrestrial connectivity in general https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cswQpkHiPOs

By |March 9th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Short videos for explaining terrestrial and aquatic connectivity to the public

TNC vs NFWF coastal resilience assessments

Barrier Islands in North Carolina | Credit: iStock There are a ton of coastal resilience assessments going on lately in the South Atlantic. There are two regional ones in particular that I get a lot of questions about: one by the Nature Conservancy and one by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Both [...]

By |March 9th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on TNC vs NFWF coastal resilience assessments

Spring 2018 Third Thursday Web Forum flyer

The next three months of Third Thursday Web Forum events are now available in this flyer! As always, this webinar series is held on the third Thursday of each month at 10 am. We hope you enjoy the topics lined up for March, April, and May! >>Click here for an interactive pdf of the flyer, with [...]

By |March 5th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Spring 2018 Third Thursday Web Forum flyer

City in Ontario installs underground frog crossings

Normally, discussions about road crossings for wildlife focus on large mammals. As most of you know, road traffic is also a huge source of mortality for amphibians and reptiles in the South. Here's a nice example from Canada of road crossings to designed specifically for them.

By |January 31st, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on City in Ontario installs underground frog crossings

Winter Third Thursday Web Forum schedule

I'm a little late with the web forum schedule this season since the December and January web forums were cancelled due to the holidays and staff travel. Here's the latest flyer for the upcoming Third Thursday Web Forums! We're kicking off the 2018 series in February this year with a virtual panel discussion on successful [...]

By |January 24th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Winter Third Thursday Web Forum schedule

2017 Annual Report available

The latest South Atlantic LCC annual report is now available! Check it out for a quick recap of your cooperative's accomplishments in 2017. Click here to access the pdf. You can always browse through past editions of the annual report here.  

By |January 24th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on 2017 Annual Report available

Paper in BioScience on the future of landscape conservation

A recent article in the journal BioScience makes a case for the importance of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, and suggests ways LCCs can improve into the future. In particular, the paper references the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint as an example of the power of focusing on a mission of systematic conservation planning, saying "in retrospect, LCCs [...]

By |January 8th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Paper in BioScience on the future of landscape conservation