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SECAS at the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) annual meeting

SECAS exhibit booth at SEAFWA. The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) was highlighted in several ways at the recent SEAFWA conference in Mobile, AL. Our exhibit table provided an excellent platform to show off some of the recent SECAS accomplishments, including: Update of the Southeast Conservation Blueprint to Draft Version 3.0 Discussion of [...]

By |November 9th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on SECAS at the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) annual meeting

Goal for Southeastern ecosystems approved by state wildlife agency directors

A couple of weeks ago, the directors of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) unanimously approved an explicit goal for Southeastern ecosystems. This was a high priority improvement in the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS). I've been talking about the steps leading up to this goal in my last few blog posts. [...]

By |November 9th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Goal for Southeastern ecosystems approved by state wildlife agency directors

Help us make a better greenways and trails indicator by adding to Open Street Map

Leon Sinks Geological Area, Apalachicola National Forest National Forests in Florida. Do you know what’s awesome? The South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint---a map that identifies the best places for us to work together. Because no one can create resilient shorelines and connected ecosystems by themselves, people! How does the Blueprint identify the best places [...]

By |October 9th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Help us make a better greenways and trails indicator by adding to Open Street Map

Blueprint Simple Viewer: Still simple, more viewing!

We are happy to report that the Simple Viewer for Conservation Blueprint 2.2 has been updated with new functions, but is still the same easy-to-use viewer that you know and love. First off, we want to give a big thanks to Brendan Ward from CBI on all the creative and technical work he has done to [...]

By |October 9th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Blueprint Simple Viewer: Still simple, more viewing!

Identifying ambitious but achievable ecosystem goals for the Southeast

Setting goals for the future is hard. It never feels like we have enough data and the future is so uncertain. That said, goals can be a powerful way to bring in new resources and stay focused on outcomes. A couple of months ago, I talked about assessing the state of the Southeastern ecosystems. This [...]

By |October 4th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Identifying ambitious but achievable ecosystem goals for the Southeast

State of the South Atlantic and Blueprint featured in “Recommended Practices for Landscape Conservation Design” guide

The State of the South Atlantic and the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint are featured in the "Recommended Practices for Landscape Conservation Design" guide released just this week. Landscape Conservation Design, or LCD, refers to a collaborative approach to spatial conservation planning across a large area---the same sort of process we've used to develop the Blueprint [...]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on State of the South Atlantic and Blueprint featured in “Recommended Practices for Landscape Conservation Design” guide

Updated website for the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy

You might remember my post back in August covering an update to the "SECAS in Action" story map. I'm happy to say the rest of the website wasn't far behind! The website keeps the same look and feel. We've just refreshed the content to reflect the most current information about SECAS, the Southeast Blueprint, how [...]

By |October 2nd, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Updated website for the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy

Fall 2018 Third Thursday Web Forum schedule available

This summer has flown by! It's hard to believe that it's already time to share our fall Third Thursday Web Forum schedule. We have some really interesting topics lined up for September, October, and November. I hope you'll tune in on the Third Thursday of each month at 10 am. >>Click here for an interactive [...]

By |September 4th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Fall 2018 Third Thursday Web Forum schedule available

The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina uses the Southeast Blueprint to identify their statewide priorities

Earlier this year, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in South Carolina started using the Southeast Blueprint to inform an update of their South Carolina Conservation Vision, which is their statewide map of conservation priorities. The state of South Carolina contains two different Blueprints---the South Atlantic Blueprint and the Appalachian NatureScape Merged Design. The Southeast Blueprint provided [...]

By |August 29th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina uses the Southeast Blueprint to identify their statewide priorities

Extensive deepwater coral reef found in Blueprint priority area

Alvin collects a sample of Lophelia pertusa from an extensive mound of both dead and live coral. Image copyright Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The new and exciting discoveries from deep water dives in the South Atlantic just keep on coming. You might have seen my previous post about cool stuff the Okeanos dives [...]

By |August 29th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Extensive deepwater coral reef found in Blueprint priority area