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TNC vs NFWF coastal resilience assessments

Barrier Islands in North Carolina | Credit: iStock There are a ton of coastal resilience assessments going on lately in the South Atlantic. There are two regional ones in particular that I get a lot of questions about: one by the Nature Conservancy and one by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Both [...]

By |March 9th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on TNC vs NFWF coastal resilience assessments

Spring 2018 Third Thursday Web Forum flyer

The next three months of Third Thursday Web Forum events are now available in this flyer! As always, this webinar series is held on the third Thursday of each month at 10 am. We hope you enjoy the topics lined up for March, April, and May! >>Click here for an interactive pdf of the flyer, with [...]

By |March 5th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Spring 2018 Third Thursday Web Forum flyer

City in Ontario installs underground frog crossings

Normally, discussions about road crossings for wildlife focus on large mammals. As most of you know, road traffic is also a huge source of mortality for amphibians and reptiles in the South. Here's a nice example from Canada of road crossings to designed specifically for them.

By |January 31st, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on City in Ontario installs underground frog crossings

Winter Third Thursday Web Forum schedule

I'm a little late with the web forum schedule this season since the December and January web forums were cancelled due to the holidays and staff travel. Here's the latest flyer for the upcoming Third Thursday Web Forums! We're kicking off the 2018 series in February this year with a virtual panel discussion on successful [...]

By |January 24th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Winter Third Thursday Web Forum schedule

2017 Annual Report available

The latest South Atlantic LCC annual report is now available! Check it out for a quick recap of your cooperative's accomplishments in 2017. Click here to access the pdf. You can always browse through past editions of the annual report here.  

By |January 24th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on 2017 Annual Report available

Paper in BioScience on the future of landscape conservation

A recent article in the journal BioScience makes a case for the importance of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, and suggests ways LCCs can improve into the future. In particular, the paper references the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint as an example of the power of focusing on a mission of systematic conservation planning, saying "in retrospect, LCCs [...]

By |January 8th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Paper in BioScience on the future of landscape conservation

Want to help review a new greenways and trails indicator?

One important cultural resource that's not well captured in the Blueprint and State of the South Atlantic is greenways and trails. Creating a new indicator to cover them is a major recommendation for the Blueprint in an upcoming report from the American Planning Association. Plus, a number of you have been asking for better ways [...]

By |January 2nd, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Want to help review a new greenways and trails indicator?

An integrated ecosystem model for the entire South Atlantic region

Wouldn't it be great if we could predict how our actions would impact all the ecosystems of the South Atlantic? How does forest management impact water quantity, quality, and aquatic species? How do oyster reefs affect marine fish? How about economic incentives and different types of land protection---how do actions on a specific parcel impact freshwater and [...]

By |December 6th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on An integrated ecosystem model for the entire South Atlantic region

Large natural areas and the Underground Railroad

The Blueprint includes a diverse set of areas throughout the region due to their importance for natural and cultural resources. The historic aspects of many of these places aren't always easy to see with the current viewers and datasets. This post is the first in a series discussing the historical aspects of different parts of [...]

By |December 6th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Large natural areas and the Underground Railroad