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Newly revised & digitized range map of southeastern pine savannas and woodlands

For the first time, we have produced a digitized and newly revised range map of longleaf and slash pine savannas and woodlands across the Southeast. This range map incorporates the latest information on the geographic variation among pine savanna and woodland communities, which will be critical for prioritizing regional conservation, restoration, and management strategies. To [...]

By |August 1st, 2018|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Newly revised & digitized range map of southeastern pine savannas and woodlands

Learn how others in the South Atlantic are adapting to climate change using the new Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)!

If you’re looking for information on how to adapt to climate change, check out the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE). CAKE is a knowledge sharing platform featuring high-quality climate change adaptation case studies, tools, and resources spanning all phases of the adaptation process (assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and monitoring). Drawing from the feedback of their [...]

By |June 7th, 2018|Member Blog|Comments Off on Learn how others in the South Atlantic are adapting to climate change using the new Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)!

NOAA RESTORE Science Program funding opportunity on long-term trends is now open

The NOAA RESTORE Science Program’s funding competition on long-term trends is now open. This funding competition continues the Science Program’s commitment to producing timely and high-quality scientific findings and products to support the management and sustainability of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem, including its fisheries. The priority for this competition is identifying, tracking, understanding, and/or predicting trends [...]

By |June 6th, 2018|Member Blog|Comments Off on NOAA RESTORE Science Program funding opportunity on long-term trends is now open

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

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

Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC seeking candidates for 4 Gulf Strategic Conservation Assessment positions

We are very pleased to announce four position opportunities to support the Strategic Conservation Assessment of Gulf Coast Landscapes (SCA) project. The Restore Council approved the SCA project as one among a suite of projects in the 2015 initial Funded Priorities List. This project will coalesce existing conservation and socioeconomic priorities into conservation planning decision [...]

By |May 19th, 2017|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC seeking candidates for 4 Gulf Strategic Conservation Assessment positions

Next steps in tracking prescribed fire footprint and developing fire effects sampling protocols in the South Atlantic

Prescribed fire at St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. As we look for ways to monitor progress towards regional conservation goals, one major missing data piece is a comprehensive region-wide spatial layer with information on where prescribed fire has taken place on the ground in [...]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Next steps in tracking prescribed fire footprint and developing fire effects sampling protocols in the South Atlantic
  • Anna Read of the American Planning Association presents at the Urban Conservation Summit in Atlanta on September 21, 2016.

Improving indicators in urban areas for future versions of the Blueprint

For the past year, the American Planning Association (APA) has been working with the South Atlantic LCC to improve the Conservation Blueprint design near and within cities and identify opportunities and challenges to integrating local government green/blue infrastructure efforts with regional infrastructure approaches like the Blueprint. In September 2016, 25 planners and conservation professionals gathered in Atlanta to [...]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Improving indicators in urban areas for future versions of the Blueprint

Partnerships are key to success in conservation of land, water and environmental resources

Aerial view of the ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve. NOAA. A lesson that I have learned and repeatedly experienced over my forty year career in land and biodiversity conservation in North Carolina and the southern United States confirms that most successes in conservation of land, water, and environmental resources are the results [...]

By |January 13th, 2017|Member Blog|Comments Off on Partnerships are key to success in conservation of land, water and environmental resources

A new interactive education module on climate change responses

Screenshot from Responses to Climate Change. Preparing for climate change means choosing a course of action that best fits your management goals. The Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC) has released a new interactive online education module on climate change adaptation responses. The module, “Responses to Climate Change: What You Need to Know”, provides [...]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on A new interactive education module on climate change responses