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Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment wins Sam D. Hamilton Award for Transformational Conservation Science

The award-winning Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA)—completed in 2015—is a comprehensive report that evaluates the effects of climate change, sea level rise, and urbanization on four Gulf Coast ecosystems and 11 species that depend on them. The ecosystems are mangrove, oyster reef, tidal emergent marsh and barrier islands. The species are roseate spoonbill, blue crab, [...]

By |May 3rd, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment wins Sam D. Hamilton Award for Transformational Conservation Science

Caribbean and Peninsular Florida LCCs both hiring new Coordinators

The Caribbean and Peninsular Florida LCCs are both hiring full-time Coordinators! The job postings will close on April 6th. The Peninsular Florida position will be based out of Tallahassee or Vero Beach, Florida while the Caribbean position will be located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Learn more and apply at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/433823800/.

By |April 1st, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Caribbean and Peninsular Florida LCCs both hiring new Coordinators

Your opportunity to review Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks LCC draft conservation blueprints

Wondering how to get more involved with your neighboring LCC in the Gulf of Mexico? Your voice needs to be heard to ensure that your organization’s efforts, interests and values are reflected in the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks (GCPO) LCC draft Conservation Blueprint. Anyone can now provide comments on the GCPO LCC's Conservation Planning [...]

By |March 29th, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on Your opportunity to review Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks LCC draft conservation blueprints

Appalachian LCC Landscape Conservation Design update

Over the last couple years, the Appalachian LCC has supported the development of a science-based, regional-scale design commonly called a “Landscape Conservation Design (LCD)” or “Conservation Blueprint”. The Appalachian LCD/Blueprint is unique in the power of the modeling efforts that generated the initial Phase I products. The research team at Clemson University used super-computing technology [...]

By |March 28th, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Appalachian LCC Landscape Conservation Design update

Joint South Atlantic and Peninsular Florida LCC Steering Committee meeting this June

For the first time, the South Atlantic LCC will be sharing part of its June in-person Steering Committee meeting with the staff and Steering Committee from the Peninsular Florida LCC! Details to come, but each LCC will have time set aside for individual business items and then time marked for joint meetings between the two [...]

By |March 28th, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Joint South Atlantic and Peninsular Florida LCC Steering Committee meeting this June

Terrestrial connectivity project finished for the South Atlantic LCC

Hi everyone, I'm very pleased to announce that our multi-year investigation into functional habitat connectivity priorities for the South Atlantic LCC is finished at last and ready for public consumption/use! I'll be giving a Third Thursday Web Forum presentation on the project on Thursday, March 17 2016 from 10-11 am (see link for details). In [...]

By |March 4th, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Terrestrial connectivity project finished for the South Atlantic LCC

2016 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference held in Charlotte, NC from September 12-14

For two days in April 2014, 196 attendees from a variety of sectors across the Carolinas all convened in Charlotte, NC for the same purpose: to enhance climate resilience. Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA) and a steering committee of partners launched the 2014 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference to support decision makers in the Carolinas engaged in climate resilience [...]

By |March 4th, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on 2016 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference held in Charlotte, NC from September 12-14

Climate Hub developing alerts for pests, heat stress, El Niño, and more

The USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) is focused on providing current and applicable climate information to land managers. One of the ways SERCH is accomplishing this is through a tool called SERCH LIGHTS, which is an email alert system that notifies subscribers when a climate-related threat is predicted for their location of choice. The [...]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on Climate Hub developing alerts for pests, heat stress, El Niño, and more

The Mega FUTURES project

Where will cities grow in the future? And how will this impact conservation efforts? By Derek Van Berkel, John B. Vogler & Ross Meentemeyer A growing concern for conservationists is the ongoing increase in global human population that is accelerating urbanization and rapidly transforming green landscapes to impervious built environments.  The emerging development challenge is: [...]

By |February 9th, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on The Mega FUTURES project

USDA Climate Hubs Tool Shed

Last year, the USDA Regional Climate Hubs released our first Hub-wide product, the Climate Hubs Tool Shed. The Tool Shed is an online, searchable database of tools (data-driven, interactive websites and mobile apps) that can assist land managers, land owners, and extension professionals in adapting working lands to the impacts of climate change. While many of the [...]

By |February 4th, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on USDA Climate Hubs Tool Shed