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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

Virginia is for longleaf lovers

At times it’s difficult to work in the conservation field and not feel jaded. There is always so much to do and it's hard to measure our progress towards the end goal. When will we arrive at that future point we describe as sustainable, viable, and complete? Time is limited, decisions must be made with [...]

By |October 6th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Virginia is for longleaf lovers

South Atlantic LCC events at the 2015 SEAFWA conference

Are you attending the 2015 SEAFWA conference next month in Asheville, NC? If so, there will be plenty of opportunities to talk to South Atlantic LCC staff and get an update on the Conservation Blueprint. I think you'll find your cooperative is very well represented at this conference! Come find us at one of these great [...]

By |October 5th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on South Atlantic LCC events at the 2015 SEAFWA conference

Two new projects to improve the Blueprint and remove barriers to action

If you were at the Blueprint 2.0 workshops, you probably remember talking about barriers to action in Blueprint areas. You might also remember pointing out places where the Blueprint priorities made sense to you and other places where they didn't. If you were on an Indicator Revision Team, you probably remember pointing out issues with [...]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Two new projects to improve the Blueprint and remove barriers to action

Simple Viewer updated with Conservation Blueprint 2.0 – explore your Blueprint!

Your cooperative has updated the Simple Viewer with Blueprint 2.0. It’s faster, leaner, and shows the status of indicators within your areas of interest. The updated Simple Viewer allows you to see how much of Blueprint 2.0 priority areas, ecosystems, and indicators are within specific sub-watersheds or marine lease blocks. You can also see how well indicators are doing within [...]

By |August 3rd, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Simple Viewer updated with Conservation Blueprint 2.0 – explore your Blueprint!

Indicator revision process for this year

As most of you already heard, there will be a small indicator revision process this year. The focus will be on two things: Reevaluating a few indicators that were removed in the last revision process due to lack of data, but now have new information available Improving the GIS depictions of indicators Depending on how [...]

By |July 8th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Indicator revision process for this year

Updating the Simple Viewer: Minimal is big

Prepare yourself: it’s coming. Following the release of Conservation Blueprint 2.0, next month (August 2015) we will present the second generation of the Simple Viewer. This new viewer will display Blueprint 2.0, which uses indicators for terrestrial, freshwater, and marine environments to produce a totally data-driven prioritization at a 200 meter resolution. Faster and leaner, the [...]

By |July 7th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Updating the Simple Viewer: Minimal is big