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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

Want to help review a new greenways and trails indicator?

One important cultural resource that's not well captured in the Blueprint and State of the South Atlantic is greenways and trails. Creating a new indicator to cover them is a major recommendation for the Blueprint in an upcoming report from the American Planning Association. Plus, a number of you have been asking for better ways [...]

By |January 2nd, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Want to help review a new greenways and trails indicator?

An integrated ecosystem model for the entire South Atlantic region

Wouldn't it be great if we could predict how our actions would impact all the ecosystems of the South Atlantic? How does forest management impact water quantity, quality, and aquatic species? How do oyster reefs affect marine fish? How about economic incentives and different types of land protection---how do actions on a specific parcel impact freshwater and [...]

By |December 6th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on An integrated ecosystem model for the entire South Atlantic region

Large natural areas and the Underground Railroad

The Blueprint includes a diverse set of areas throughout the region due to their importance for natural and cultural resources. The historic aspects of many of these places aren't always easy to see with the current viewers and datasets. This post is the first in a series discussing the historical aspects of different parts of [...]

By |December 6th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Large natural areas and the Underground Railroad

NFWF longleaf pine grant opportunity

Longleaf at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in NC. Photo by Ron Sutherland, Wildlands Network. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals to expand and enhance longleaf pine ecosystem restoration and management across longleaf pine’s historical range, as well as restore and enhance bottomland hardwood forests within priority focal areas. [...]

By |December 1st, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on NFWF longleaf pine grant opportunity

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