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Blueprint 2.2 release

South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint 2.2 Your Conservation Blueprint 2.2 data are now final and ready for you to use to inform conservation decisions across the South Atlantic! Rua's blog from last month provided a great summary of the major improvements in this latest Blueprint update, which include updated indicator data, a new marine birds [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint 2.2 release

Blueprint implementation strategy complete

New versions of the South Atlantic and Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy Blueprints not enough for you? Good news, there's one more thing ready for release this month - the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint Implementation Strategy.  This is the first version of a regularly updated document focusing on actions and approaches within Blueprint areas to improve [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint implementation strategy complete

Blueprint 2.2 now available on Simple Viewer and Conservation Planning Atlas

Blueprint 2.2 in the Simple Viewer. The online Blueprint viewers are now updated with Version 2.2! Check out the Simple Viewer here: http://blueprint.southatlanticlcc.org/ You'll find the Simple Viewer looks basically the same, but with a new map and new indicator data. Some new features are in the works, though, including a new pixel-level analysis that [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint 2.2 now available on Simple Viewer and Conservation Planning Atlas

2017 Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy symposium at SEAFWA annual conference

Version 2.0 of the SECAS Blueprint. The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) was featured last week at a symposium in conjunction with the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) annual conference in Louisville, KY.  The symposium, titled Aligning Actions for Success, focused on integration of State Wildlife Action Plan objectives into the SECAS [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Staff Blog|Comments Off on 2017 Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy symposium at SEAFWA annual conference

Need help with proposal for SARP aquatic restoration funds?

As many of you know, the 2018 SARP request for aquatic habitat restoration ideas is out and forms are due Dec. 1. If you'd like help using the Conservation Blueprint to show how your proposal fits into a larger conservation strategy, feel free to get in touch with me or Hilary. We'd be glad to [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Need help with proposal for SARP aquatic restoration funds?

South Atlantic is global hotspot of turtle diversity

You've probably heard a number of the recent assessments showing how the South and the Southern Coastal Plain are global diversity hotspots. There's an interesting paper out in Nature Ecology and Evolution that looks more closely at global reptile richness. One of the more interesting patterns came out when they looked at global turtle species [...]

By |October 30th, 2017|Staff Blog|Comments Off on South Atlantic is global hotspot of turtle diversity

South Atlantic LCC participates in LCC Network data management effort

In light of the political and budget uncertainty surrounding LCCs, the LCC Network has rapidly accelerated its ongoing work to improve and standardize data management practices across all cooperatives. South Atlantic LCC staff (special shout-out to your GIS Coordinator, Amy Keister!) have actively participated in this effort to capture the LCC legacy over the last [...]

By |October 5th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on South Atlantic LCC participates in LCC Network data management effort

Blueprint 2.2 and implementation strategy release next month

Looks like everything's on track to release Version 2.2 of the South Atlantic Blueprint and the new Blueprint implementation strategy next month. The GIS layers are final, so your staff are just cleaning up the documentation, getting the viewers updated, etc. Here are the major improvements in this latest Blueprint update: Updated two indicators to [...]

By |October 5th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint 2.2 and implementation strategy release next month

October coordinator’s update

We’ve started a new federal fiscal year still under the Department of the Interior’s directive to postpone steering committee meetings until further notice. We’re also under considerable uncertainty regarding future federal support of LCCs, and how or when that uncertainty might be resolved. Despite these uncertainties, we continue working to support, improve, and promote the [...]

By |October 4th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on October coordinator’s update

Thoughts from the coordinator

It’s been more than four months since our last steering committee meeting, and the guidance from the Department of the Interior regarding boards and commission meetings is still in effect. That doesn’t mean, however, that your cooperative staff aren’t working hard to continue accomplishments for conservation. Notably, the finishing touches are being applied to Conservation [...]

By |September 7th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Thoughts from the coordinator