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Summer 2019 Third Thursday Web Forum schedule released

Summertiiiiiiiime, and the livin' is easy. The fish are jumpin', the cotton is high, and the next three months of web forums are scheduled! Tune in on the third Thursday of each month at 10 am. >>Click here for an interactive pdf of the flyer, with functioning links.

By |June 7th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Summer 2019 Third Thursday Web Forum schedule released

The Southeast Blueprint will be showcased at the 2019 Gulf of Mexico Alliance all-hands meeting next week

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama. Photo by Ken Ratcliffe, Flickr. CC by 2.0. Don't let the "Atlantic" in "South Atlantic" mislead you---the South Atlantic Blueprint covers a critical piece of the Gulf, the Big Bend of Florida. And the All Hands meeting for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance is coming up [...]

By |June 7th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on The Southeast Blueprint will be showcased at the 2019 Gulf of Mexico Alliance all-hands meeting next week

SECAS special symposia at the fall SEAFWA annual conference

Shared from Hilary's post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) blog This fall’s SEAFWA annual conference will be held from October 27-30th in Hilton Head, SC. This year, the conference will include three special symposia with connections to SECAS. If you’re thinking of attending, consider marking your calendar! The SECAS 10% Goal: How Do We Get There? [...]

By |May 9th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on SECAS special symposia at the fall SEAFWA annual conference

In development: Better predictions of future salt marsh habitat

Salt marsh in Core Banks, NC. Photo by John Buie/Flickr,  CC BY 2.0. Predicting where future salt marsh habitat will be, and how much we'll have, can be tricky. Over the last year or so, Amy and I have been working with Steve Hartley and Dan Stone from U.S. Geological Survey on improved [...]

By |May 8th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on In development: Better predictions of future salt marsh habitat

Improving the Blueprint and user support through the SERPPAS Good Map

Last month, Addie's blog talked about the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS) Good Map project. The idea is for the Good Map to serve as a visual way for diverse partners to identify overlapping interests and areas for collaboration where they could get mutual benefits. Sounds familiar, right? Mallory and I have [...]

By |May 7th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Improving the Blueprint and user support through the SERPPAS Good Map

SECAS governance: Refining an organizational model to sustain collaborative conservation in the Southeast

Shared from Mallory’s post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy blog The SECAS initiative has achieved a noteworthy record of conservation accomplishment since its inception in 2011, including the Southeast Conservation Blueprint v.3.0, adoption of an overarching goal and step-down metrics, and successful completion of a number of symposia, workshops, and technical sessions advancing collaborative [...]

By |April 16th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on SECAS governance: Refining an organizational model to sustain collaborative conservation in the Southeast

*UPDATED* Spring Third Thursday Web Forum schedule now available

Spring has sprung, and you know what that means! It's time for every plant in the northern hemisphere to release a choking cloud of pollen designed to reduce the human race to a sniffy, sneezy mess! And also, there's a new set of Third Thursday Web Forum speakers to look forward to. Tune in on the [...]

By |March 11th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on *UPDATED* Spring Third Thursday Web Forum schedule now available

Hot off the press: User guides for the South Atlantic and Southeast Conservation Blueprints!

I'm so pleased to unveil a new resource to help you use the Blueprint---an online user guide! We made one for the South Atlantic Blueprint, to support grants and inform decisions in the South Atlantic geography. We also made a separate one for the Southeast Blueprint, for Blueprint uses that extend beyond the South Atlantic into [...]

By |March 7th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Hot off the press: User guides for the South Atlantic and Southeast Conservation Blueprints!

Next steps for the AFWA Landscape Conservation Working Group

Shared from Mallory's post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy blog The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) Landscape Conservation Working Group held a special session on Collaborative Landscape Conservation as part of the North American Fish and Wildlife Conference this week in Denver. This session followed an active year for the Working Group, [...]

By |March 7th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Next steps for the AFWA Landscape Conservation Working Group
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Addressing legal disincentives to sea-level rise adaptation in the South Atlantic

Flooding on N.C. 12 on Pea Island in Dare County. Photo courtesy of NCDOTcommunications/Flickr, CC BY 2.0. As local governments throughout the South Atlantic struggle to adapt to sea-level rise, they're faced with a number of legal challenges. I'm sure you can think of at least 1 regularly flooded coastal road where you [...]

By |February 22nd, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Addressing legal disincentives to sea-level rise adaptation in the South Atlantic