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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

Post-doc opportunity with Gulf of Mexico Avian Monitoring Network (GoMAMN)

Reddish egret. Photo courtesy of Dan Irizarry, Flickr. >>Click here to see a flyer on the Gulf of Mexico Avian Monitoring Network Mississippi State University (MSU) is seeking a Post-doctoral Research Associate to be located at the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS along the beautiful coast of the Gulf of Mexico. [...]

By |November 18th, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Post-doc opportunity with Gulf of Mexico Avian Monitoring Network (GoMAMN)

Southeast Aquatic Resources Conservation Science and Practice Webinar Series

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region is sponsoring a webinar series highlighting efforts to conserve and restore aquatic resources in the Southeast. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us for the Southeast Aquatic Resources Conservation Science and Practice Webinar Series! For more information and to register for webinar presentations, check out the [...]

By |November 18th, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Southeast Aquatic Resources Conservation Science and Practice Webinar Series

Webinar: Changes in Southern forested landscapes under alternative climate change & urban growth scenarios

Please register for the webinar Changes in Southern Forested Landscapes under Alternative Climate Change & Urban Growth Scenarios on Nov 17, 2016 2:00 PM EST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7442944231045961220. If you are a forester, private landowner, or state/federal agency forest manager, then you will want to see the jaw-dropping results of a project assessing "Changes in Forested Landscapes of the Gulf [...]

By |October 17th, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on Webinar: Changes in Southern forested landscapes under alternative climate change & urban growth scenarios