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The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies develops white paper on landscape conservation collaboration

This summary came from the bi-monthy Landscape Conservation Bulletin published by the Network for Landscape Conservation. As the Bulletin is an aggregation of news in the field, readers should consider subscribing to get future updates and also to post their own landscape conservation news and stories. To learn more and sign up, visit the website [...]

By |June 3rd, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies develops white paper on landscape conservation collaboration

Preview of the online guide to using the Blueprint

As you heard if you tuned into last month's web forum on using the Blueprint to strengthen your proposals, Rua and I have been working on an online guide to using the Blueprint. Think of it as a compilation of different examples to inspire you and provide new ideas about how to connect to this [...]

By |May 8th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Preview of the online guide to using the Blueprint

Military training route data now available

Military training routes are special aerial corridors where military aircraft can fly below 10,000 ft at speeds much faster than other aircraft. These routes, which are particularly common in the South Atlantic, are critical resources for training and readiness. Conversion of land under these routes to non-compatible uses, such as urban development and its associated [...]

By |May 8th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Military training route data now available

Who’s been using the Blueprint lately? A Blueprint 2.1 user story roundup

Photo courtesy of Christine Ellis, Winyah Rivers Foundation First, let’s look at Blueprint use by the numbers! More than 100 people from 45 different organizations have used, or are in the process of using, the Blueprint. And the Blueprint has informed at least $19.7 million of conservation investment, 99% of which supported on-the-ground [...]

By |May 7th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Who’s been using the Blueprint lately? A Blueprint 2.1 user story roundup

Too many social connections can be bad and other lessons from network science

Ever since I took a class a few years ago on social network science, I've been fascinated by all the unexpected ways that different types of social networks can behave. For example, simple ideas can spread quickly through groups with lots of social connections (hello internet!) but the spread of more complex ideas can actually [...]

By |May 2nd, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Too many social connections can be bad and other lessons from network science

New data on at-risk and range-restricted species now available

The large number of at-risk and range-restricted species in the South Atlantic are a critical part of our biodiversity. Many of the indicators are designed to incorporate their needs, but in testing a few years ago we noticed there were a few that seemed to be slipping through the cracks. Results of a follow-up project targeting some [...]

By |April 6th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on New data on at-risk and range-restricted species now available

New data on military priorities, greenways and trails, and water benefits of forest management coming soon

Preliminary look at the military training route dataset. In addition to the new data just posted on at-risk and range restricted species, there are a few other datasets we're hoping to make available to you in the next month or two. Military training routes: These areas are important for high speed, low altitude [...]

By |April 5th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on New data on military priorities, greenways and trails, and water benefits of forest management coming soon

SECAS: A model for collaborative conservation

Homepage of SECAS website at secassoutheast.org A special session on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) was presented last week at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Norfolk, VA.  The conference was held jointly with the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association.  This national meeting of two major conservation audiences [...]

By |April 4th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on SECAS: A model for collaborative conservation

Aligning conservation capacity and need in the Southeast

Many of you are aware that Science Applications is the organizing home of LCCs within the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).  In the southeast region, Science Applications includes the South Atlantic, Peninsular Florida, Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks, and Caribbean LCCs.  Given continuing uncertainty about the status of LCCs in the federal budget, Science Applications in the [...]

By |March 9th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Aligning conservation capacity and need in the Southeast

Short videos for explaining terrestrial and aquatic connectivity to the public

Here are couple of short videos that can help explain connectivity issues to a broad variety of folks: Aquatic diversity and connectivity in the South https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKif9iOYM6E Terrestrial connectivity in general https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cswQpkHiPOs

By |March 9th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Short videos for explaining terrestrial and aquatic connectivity to the public