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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

Headlines and highlights from the South Atlantic LCC Steering Committee meeting June 2-4, 2015

I wish to express many thanks to the South Atlantic LCC Steering Committee members and the LCC staff for the excellent discussions, presentations and BIG THINKING at last week’s Steering Committee meeting in Glen Allen, Virginia from June 2-4. Together, I thought the Steering Committee hit on a number of important topics that will help [...]

By |June 10th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Headlines and highlights from the South Atlantic LCC Steering Committee meeting June 2-4, 2015

Science, modeling, and the distribution of biscuit-eating people

During my time working with the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (South Atlantic LCC), a large part of my focus has been to help synthesize, create, streamline, and revise the spatial models of indicators for integration into Conservation Blueprint 2.0. During the workshops held this past spring, people asked hundreds of questions about individual indicators, [...]

By |June 8th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Science, modeling, and the distribution of biscuit-eating people

Draft Blueprint 2.0 now ready for review: Comments Due 5/26

Good news, everyone! A new draft of Blueprint 2.0 is now ready for review. Please submit your comments by 5/26. This will be the last review draft before the Steering Committee meets in early June to approve a final version. Post-workshop improvements For those of you that reviewed an earlier draft of Blueprint 2.0 at [...]

By |May 5th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Draft Blueprint 2.0 now ready for review: Comments Due 5/26

Blueprint 2.0 Data Gallery tour

While you review the draft Blueprint 2.0, you may be interested in digging in and exploring the data that forms the foundation of the Blueprint. Let’s take a quick tour of the Blueprint 2.0 data gallery, where you can find the underlying spatial data. Of course, the most important thing that you will find in [...]

By |May 5th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint 2.0 Data Gallery tour

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