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First Friday All Climate Change Talks (FFACCTs): The Fire Weather Intelligence Portal

The Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center hosts First Friday All Climate Change Talks (FFACCTs), monthly information sharing forums featuring presentations about research activities focused on climate change impacts to eastern forest ecosystems. Scientists from the USDA Forest Service Northern and Southern Research Stations participate in the 1 1/2 hour web-based meeting on the first Friday [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Third Thursday Web Forum – Longleaf pine management: Modeling increased water availability from prescribed fire

October 20th, 2016: “Longleaf pine management: Modeling increased water availability from prescribed fire” with Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic LCC The South Atlantic LCC has been collaborating with U.S. Forest Service hydrologists to predict increased water availability resulting from longleaf pine management. This is part of a larger effort to make proposals to national programs from the South Atlantic region [...]

By |October 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Impacts of conservation actions on water quantity and quality

I've been spending a lot of time working with Blueprint users this year. Whether they're looking at land protection, prescribed fire, stream restoration, or even fishery management one key theme keeps emerging: water. How would proposed conservation actions impact water quantity and quality? That's often an entire scored section of a proposal for national funding [...]

By |September 30th, 2016|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Impacts of conservation actions on water quantity and quality

Using South Atlantic indicators to report on potential benefits of Wildland Fire investment

As you might remember, the Conservation Blueprint, ecosystem indicators, and the strong relationships you've all built in this region recently helped bring in some new money for prescribed fire (click here to read the original post about it). Now it's time to start using the indicators to report back on impacts. It takes a few [...]

By |December 7th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Using South Atlantic indicators to report on potential benefits of Wildland Fire investment

Blueprint helps bring new longleaf implementation funds to the South Atlantic

What's one of the biggest barriers to implementing the Blueprint? Money, right? That's why using the Blueprint to bring new conservation funds to the region is one of the major Blueprint use cases. It's also a continuing focus of the yearly South Atlantic LCC work plans. Now that there's been an official announcement, I can [...]

By |July 8th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint helps bring new longleaf implementation funds to the South Atlantic