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The Blueprint in the news

As communications person for your Cooperative, I get pretty excited when the Blueprint receives good press. And it's been getting an amazing amount of positive attention lately--so much that I wanted to blog about it! What perfect timing as we build momentum toward Blueprint 2.0 with our workshop roadshow. Remember the National Workshop on Large [...]

By |March 26th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on The Blueprint in the news

Raleigh Blueprint 2.0 workshops rescheduled due to winter weather

Last winter, a series of iconic pictures--snapped on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh as commuters left work early in the face of oncoming snow--ignited the imagination of amateur photo-editors everywhere. WRAL, the local news station, even posted a photo gallery of all of the amusing shots called "Attack on Glenwood Avenue". It featured everything from the [...]

By |February 19th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Raleigh Blueprint 2.0 workshops rescheduled due to winter weather

Spread the word – five reasons to attend a Blueprint workshop

South Atlantic staff need your help to turn out the conservation community for the upcomingBlueprint 2.0 workshops! Want to see who's signed up so far? Follow this link... If you see any gaps, please spread the word and recruit your colleagues! Here's five reasons you can give to attend a Blueprint 2 .0 workshop: The [...]

By |February 5th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Spread the word – five reasons to attend a Blueprint workshop

Does everybody know what time it is?

TOOL TIME!  BLUEPRINT WORKSHOP TIME!  Almost, that is. The venues are all booked.  All the staff's GIS workstations--and those of basically everyone we know--are smoking as they power through Zonation runs of ecological indicator data.  Deep deliberation is underway about the relative merits of ordering sandwich platters to each location vs. going offsite for lunch [...]

By |January 27th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Does everybody know what time it is?

The Simple Viewer: a new way to use the Conservation Blueprint

The Simple Viewer is a new way to explore the Conservation Blueprint Version 1.0. It's fast and easy. Use the Simple Viewer to quickly find places important to you and your mission. Click on a watershed to learn more about that area, like who to partner with, potential changes in landcover, how much land is currently [...]

By |January 8th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on The Simple Viewer: a new way to use the Conservation Blueprint

Steering Committee approves change in governance structure

In early December, the South Atlantic LCC held an in-person Steering Committee here at the Wildlife Resources Commission building in Raleigh.  Staff provided updates and received positive feedback on plans for Blueprint 2.0, the new simple Blueprint viewer, work on Blueprint adoption with the user team, and progress on the State of the South Atlantic [...]

By |January 7th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Steering Committee approves change in governance structure

What truthiness, maps, and witches have in common

   A few years ago Stephen Colbert coined a new term that resonated with everyone who has ever waded into the waters of map making and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Truthiness. Truthiness refers to that feeling you get when you don’t have to prove you’re right about something because you just know you’re right. We [...]

By |December 5th, 2014|Staff Blog|Comments Off on What truthiness, maps, and witches have in common

The Blueprint in Action strikes back

President John F. Kennedy once said, “Ask not what the Blueprint can do for you--ask what you can do for the Blueprint.”  I might be paraphrasing slightly...artistic liberties, and all that. Well, the staff of your Cooperative wants you to do both at the same time—help the Blueprint by letting it help you.  Do you [...]

By |October 31st, 2014|Staff Blog|Comments Off on The Blueprint in Action strikes back

The South Atlantic LCC goes to Washington

Two weeks ago, the Department of Interior's National Climate and Energy Task Force invited the LCC Network and Climate Science Centers to provide a progress update and showcase their accomplishments at a meeting in Washington, D.C.  Both your Cooperative and the Southeast Climate Science Center sent staff—Rua, Adam Terando, and me—to make a presentation highlighting our successful [...]

By |September 30th, 2014|Staff Blog|Comments Off on The South Atlantic LCC goes to Washington

Conversing in conservation

The other day I was talking to a friend, an entomologist, about the under-appreciation of insects and reptiles. As we lamented over the lack of love for those that creep, crawl, pollinate, and break down the messier parts of life, my friend commented, “it’s too bad so many people assume any snake or spider they [...]

By |September 30th, 2014|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Conversing in conservation