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Fall Third Thursday Web Forum schedule now available

Your cooperative hosts the aptly named Third Thursday Web Forum webinar series on the third Thursday of each month at 10 am. Want to know who is on the schedule for September, October, and November? Click here for an interactive pdf of the flyer, with functioning links. Then mark your calendar so you don't miss [...]

By |August 30th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Fall Third Thursday Web Forum schedule now available
  • USGS landcover predictions

New historic landcover data shows agricultural past of the South Atlantic

New USGS predictions of historic landcover change simplified to only show agriculture (orange), urban (red), and open water (blue). As part of a larger carbon modeling project, USGS recently released yearly landcover predictions going back to 1938. It provides a really interesting view into our heavily agricultural past and a time without the [...]

By |August 4th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on New historic landcover data shows agricultural past of the South Atlantic

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|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on An update from the coordinator

Atlanta’s visionary BeltLine is a model for the future of urban green space

This great article by Judith Moen about Atlanta's BeltLine and the benefits of urban open space appeared in the July Bulletin of the Network for Landscape Conservation. The original Ensia article (which includes some great photos) appears here: https://ensia.com/articles/urban-trail/. Atlanta’s visionary BeltLine is a model for the future of urban green space The multi-use trail system [...]

By |August 1st, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Atlanta’s visionary BeltLine is a model for the future of urban green space

Intersections between coastal protection and fisheries

Oyster reefs are an important component of coastal ecosystems and economies because they create, modify, and maintain environmental conditions and habitat.  For this reason, they have been called ‘ecosystem engineers’. Although they provide a variety of ecosystem goods and services, such as water quality regulation, shoreline stabilization, sequestration of nutrients and sediment, and essential habitat [...]

By |July 18th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Intersections between coastal protection and fisheries

Want to review some new plant/herp models for the South Atlantic this month?

Smooth coneflower. We're now on the round two review of model results from the project "Improving the connection between restricted range and at-risk species conservation and the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint." Thanks to all of you who've already provided feedback. That said,  we could always use a few additional eyes. As you probably [...]

By |July 6th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Want to review some new plant/herp models for the South Atlantic this month?

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|Featured, Staff Blog|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|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on The politics of uncertainty and an update from your cooperative

No fish is an island: Update on the South Atlantic marine ecosystem model

Photo by Greg McFall/Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. Black seabasses and sponges at Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary in Georgia. One really exciting thing we have here in the South Atlantic is a Fishery Management Council that is very passionate about ecosystem-based management. The council is always working to consider all the different [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on No fish is an island: Update on the South Atlantic marine ecosystem model

2017 Blueprint workshop results

2017 Blueprint workshop attendance by sector. The last two 2017 Blueprint workshops wrapped up last month in South Carolina. Now, the numbers are in! 142 people from 62 different organizations attended this year's workshops. Huge thanks to everyone who came to share their time and expertise! This brings the total number of people actively [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on 2017 Blueprint workshop results