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2017 Blueprint workshop results

2017 Blueprint workshop attendance by sector. The last two 2017 Blueprint workshops wrapped up last month in South Carolina. Now, the numbers are in! 142 people from 62 different organizations attended this year's workshops. Huge thanks to everyone who came to share their time and expertise! This brings the total number of people actively [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on 2017 Blueprint workshop results

Summer Third Thursday Web Forum schedule released

On the third Thursday of each month at 10 am, your cooperative hosts the Third Thursday Web Forum webinar series. Want to know what topics are lined up for June, July, and August? >>Click here for an interactive pdf of the flyer, with functioning links.

By |May 24th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Summer Third Thursday Web Forum schedule released

Sea-level rise impacts in Atlanta: New national predictions of SLR migrants

One of the more interesting, and hard to predict, impacts of sea-level rise is how people are going to respond to it. Sure, there will continue to be local actions like living shorelines, hardening, and elevating buildings, but people are also very mobile. How many people might leave coastal areas entirely and where might they go? [...]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Sea-level rise impacts in Atlanta: New national predictions of SLR migrants

Spotlight on the North Carolina Sentinel Site Cooperative

Photo by Zach Frailey, 2011 (Flickr) Our lands and waters represent a unique and ever-unfolding story about the biodiversity and cultural heritage of our part of the world. Yet there is also another story of conservation that can be told; that of the strong network of partnerships, cooperatives, and communities that weave a mosaic of [...]

By |April 25th, 2017|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Spotlight on the North Carolina Sentinel Site Cooperative
  • Reviewing Version 2.2 of the Blueprint at the Chapel Hill workshop

Blueprint workshops so far

Reviewing Version 2.2 of the Blueprint at the Chapel Hill workshop. Three of the six Blueprint workshops are now complete. Huge thanks to the almost 100 people who attended so far. That includes people from 43 different private, local, nonprofit, state, and federal organizations. Also big thanks to the organizations who provided and [...]

By |April 25th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint workshops so far

A conservation blueprint for the nation?

SECAS Blueprint Version 1.0, with protected areas. Wouldn't it be great if the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint hooked into similar products across the entire United States? There's already a version that covers most of the South thanks to the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy Blueprint. Why stop there? There's now progress in the Northeast, [...]

By |April 25th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on A conservation blueprint for the nation?
  • Francis Marion Sumter National Forest

Blueprint 2.1 user round-up

Version by version, as the Blueprint has evolved in response to your feedback, more and more people have been using it to inform their work. Blueprint 2.1 has been used in a variety of ways, with many more examples in progress. The U.S. Forest Service in South Carolina used Blueprint 2.1 to inform the Land Ownership [...]

By |April 24th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint 2.1 user round-up

Itching to get neck deep in some low marsh?

We can help you find some! The data from our "Synthesis of High and Low Marsh Mapping" project are now available for online review and download. The South Atlantic LCC funded this project to create detailed maps distinguishing high and low marsh across the entire geography. To review this data online, please check out the [...]

By |April 20th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Itching to get neck deep in some low marsh?

Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) coordination

Following the success of last fall’s SECAS Summit, the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) Lead Coordination Team met March 22-23 at the JC Ralston Arboretum in Raleigh to continue improvement and refinement of the SECAS Blueprint and to increase the diversity of engagement and participation in the SECAS initiative. The meeting included participation from Ed Carter, Director [...]

By |April 4th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) coordination

Five more opportunities to attend a Blueprint workshop

Last week's Blueprint workshop in Chapel Hill, NC was a big success! So many fantastic people showed up to share their feedback and review the latest draft of the Blueprint that we were left with standing room only. Of course, seventy-degree weather at the beautiful NC Botanical Gardens didn't hurt, either. If you missed Chapel Hill, [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Five more opportunities to attend a Blueprint workshop