Quick project summary

 

Objective

Develop a framework to help partners identify how natural and cultural resources will be vulnerable to future change (climate, urban growth) and where to take action to sustain those resources across the South Atlantic LCC

 

Resources addressed

Species, ecosystems, ecosystem services, socioeconomic and cultural resources

Expected product

Prototype GIS maps depicting priority places, actions, and potential times for actions to sustain natural and cultural resources in the face of future change

 

Latest news

  • NEW! To read the latest update on December 1st from Rua’s blog click here
  • NEW! An 18 minute video on the project for the Appalachian LCC Science Needs meeting is embedded below

 

 

Using SDM to Ensure Landscape Scale Sustainability for Natural and Cultural Resources – Rua Mordecai from Appalachian LCC on Vimeo.

 

Timeline

 

Phase 1 – Develop an initial prototype (Done)

 

January – April 2011 : Initial structuring of objectives with small planning group representing the various resource perspectives of SALCC partners

  • Notes from an early call are available here
  • An early draft problem statement is available here

 

May 3-5 2011 : Workshop in Auburn with small planning group to structure draft objectives and potential strategies to meet those objectives.

  •  To read an update from Rua’s blog on the meeting click here
  •  To read a detailed summary of the meeting click here

 

Phase 2 – Develop a functional prototype (Done)

 

Mid-late June 2011 : Online workshop with expanded planning group to evaluate and build on the results of the Auburn workshop.

 

June 16 2011: Presentation to SALCC steering committee

 

June – July 2011: Data development/modeling/analysis

 

August 6 2011: Presentation at Ecological Society of America

 

Phase 3 – Refine prototype (In progress)

 

Summer – Fall 2011: Refine prototype with technical groups.

 

December 2011: Final Report on prototype. Identification of next steps for model refinement. Prototype GIS maps depicting priority places, actions, and potential times for actions to sustain natural and cultural resources

 

How you can get involved

Join the SALCC website to stay informed. We will notify website members of opportunities to get involved with this project in the near future.

 

More information

To read a more detailed (although a little outdated) description of the project (which starts on page 31) click here

 

View the presentation given during the June 2011 Steering Committee call

 

If you don’t see the embedded presentation below or would like to view a full screen version click here