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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?

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
  • Anna Read of the American Planning Association presents at the Urban Conservation Summit in Atlanta on September 21, 2016.

Improving indicators in urban areas for future versions of the Blueprint

For the past year, the American Planning Association (APA) has been working with the South Atlantic LCC to improve the Conservation Blueprint design near and within cities and identify opportunities and challenges to integrating local government green/blue infrastructure efforts with regional infrastructure approaches like the Blueprint. In September 2016, 25 planners and conservation professionals gathered in Atlanta to [...]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Improving indicators in urban areas for future versions of the Blueprint

Third Thursday Web Forum – The evolution of the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint

As your cooperative gears up for another round of Blueprint workshops in March, April, and early May of 2017, Rua will review how the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint has evolved since Blueprint 1.0 was released in 2014. He will explain the process of developing the latest iteration of the Blueprint, Version 2.1, and provide an overview of how [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Mid-year review of your cooperative

It’s my guess that your favorite part of your job is not your performance evaluation. In fact, if you’re like me, that’s an activity you would just as soon avoid altogether.  So, why would the South Atlantic LCC voluntarily undertake a mid-year review of work accomplishments with the steering committee? Turns out there are some [...]

By |January 6th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Mid-year review of your cooperative

SECAS Blueprint now on the Southeast Conservation Planning Atlas

Version 1.0 of the SECAS Blueprint Version 1.0 of the Conservation Blueprint for the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) is now available on the Southeast Conservation Planning Atlas at: https://seregion.databasin.org/datasets/c237c946ba0c49b0957cffea1bfb7ad7. This spatial plan integrates the input data from 8 different LCCs to identify the highest priority areas for conservation across the Southeast. It will [...]

By |December 5th, 2016|Staff Blog|Comments Off on SECAS Blueprint now on the Southeast Conservation Planning Atlas
  • SECAS leadership summit panorama

The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) Leadership Summit

The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) Conservation Leadership Summit was held in conjunction with the 2016 Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) Conference in Baton Rouge on October 17th. The summit was well attended by state fish and wildlife agency representatives, federal agencies providing leadership through the Southeast Natural Resource Leaders Group (SENRLG), [...]

By |November 4th, 2016|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) Leadership Summit

Appalachian LCC Landscape Conservation Design update

Over the last couple years, the Appalachian LCC has supported the development of a science-based, regional-scale design commonly called a “Landscape Conservation Design (LCD)” or “Conservation Blueprint”. The Appalachian LCD/Blueprint is unique in the power of the modeling efforts that generated the initial Phase I products. The research team at Clemson University used super-computing technology [...]

By |March 28th, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Appalachian LCC Landscape Conservation Design update

Learn how to explore the Conservation Blueprint using the Simple Viewer in 5 minutes

Do you or someone you know want to use Conservation Blueprint 2.0? Does the thought of a “mapping portal” make you feel like beating your computer with a baseball bat? If so, don’t worry. There’s help. There are three ways you can access the Conservation Blueprint: the Simple Viewer, the Conservation Planning Atlas, or by downloading the Blueprint onto your computer [...]

By |January 9th, 2016|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Learn how to explore the Conservation Blueprint using the Simple Viewer in 5 minutes

Army Corps investment will improve Blueprint and renewable energy connection

There's a ton a great stuff going on lately throughout the South Atlantic. So much that I've gotten a little behind catching you up on a few exciting developments. One of those developments is some funding from the Army Corps that will improve the Blueprint and renewable energy connection. Many of you know that there [...]

By |January 8th, 2016|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Army Corps investment will improve Blueprint and renewable energy connection