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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

Looking for a few good students – Marsh bird point count technicians

Black Rail Location: Southeast United States (coastal) Duration: 20 weeks Job Type: Temporary Application Deadline: 01/14/2017 Job Description: Six marsh bird point count technicians are needed to conduct marsh bird inventories on southeastern National Wildlife Refuges (refuges). Technicians will contribute to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service project that aims to quantify the [...]

By |October 14th, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on Looking for a few good students – Marsh bird point count technicians

Interview with the president of The Longleaf Alliance

Recently, the President of the Longleaf Alliance (and Steering Committee representative to the South Atlantic LCC) was interviewed about his thoughts on longleaf and the upcoming 11th Biennial Longleaf Conference. Here is the full interview, posted on behalf of the America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative Communications Team. Longleaf Alliance President and South Atlantic LCC Steering Committee [...]

By |September 28th, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Interview with the president of The Longleaf Alliance

Landscapes standing sentinel in Eastern North Carolina

Eastern North Carolina has a wealth of natural and working lands that are important to the nation’s defense, as recognized in an exciting announcement from N.C. Agriculture Commissioner, Steve Troxler, last month. As part of the North Carolina Sentinel Landscape Partnership, 33 eastern counties in North Carolina were federally designated as Sentinel Landscapes. The Sentinel Landscape designation is a [...]

By |August 8th, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Landscapes standing sentinel in Eastern North Carolina

Great video on aquatic connectivity for use with the public

This video on aquatic connectivity put together by Freshwaters Illustrated is the final piece of the Southeast Connectivity Assessment Project, or SEACAP. It serves as a great mechanism to increase awareness about aquatic connectivity issues in the Southeast! SEACAP is a partnership between The Nature Conservancy, the Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership, and the South Atlantic LCC focused [...]

By |July 26th, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on Great video on aquatic connectivity for use with the public

2016 South Atlantic Migratory Bird Initiative (SAMBI) annual accomplishment report

I am happy to announce that partners in the South Atlantic Migratory Bird Initiative (SAMBI) Region had another great year securing funds and conserving bird habitat through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act and the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grants Program.  Approximately $15 million in grant funds were awarded to protect, restore, or enhance 61,000 acres. Seventy partners [...]

By |July 25th, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on 2016 South Atlantic Migratory Bird Initiative (SAMBI) annual accomplishment report

North Carolina STIP comment period now open

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has announced an open comment period through July 22nd on their draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP), which will address North Carolina’s transportation needs for FY2018 through 2027. This comment period offers an excellent opportunity for the conservation community to engage early on issues of habitat connectivity, wildlife [...]

By |July 1st, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on North Carolina STIP comment period now open

NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program funding opportunity announcement

The NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program has released its next federal funding opportunity (FFO-2017), which is focused on living coastal and marine resources and their habitats (click here for full announcement).  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 [...]

By |June 10th, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program funding opportunity announcement

Appalachian LCC and U.S. Forest Service launch “ecosystem benefits and risks” website

Appalachian communities often place value on the unique sense of place that comes from living in largely forested areas, but rapid urbanization, energy development, and climate change can put these values at risk. Photo by Ralph Preston. Matt Cimitile, Appalachian LCC; Stephanie Worley Firley, U.S. Forest Service; David Eisenhower, U.S. Fish and Wildlife [...]

By |June 9th, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on Appalachian LCC and U.S. Forest Service launch “ecosystem benefits and risks” website