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Want to help review a new greenways and trails indicator?

One important cultural resource that's not well captured in the Blueprint and State of the South Atlantic is greenways and trails. Creating a new indicator to cover them is a major recommendation for the Blueprint in an upcoming report from the American Planning Association. Plus, a number of you have been asking for better ways [...]

By |January 2nd, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Want to help review a new greenways and trails indicator?

Peninsular Florida LCC Priority Resource & Conservation Target Identification Workshop

Peninsular Florida LCC Priority Resource & Conservation Target Identification Workshop Nov 28-Dec 2, 2016 in Orlando, FL Visit the event website Location USGS Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center - Orlando Office 12703 Research Parkway, Suite 200 Orlando, FL 32826 The Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative (PFLCC) respectfully requests your participation in our Priority Resource & Conservation Target [...]

By |November 28th, 2016|0 Comments

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

Say it like you mean it

Choosing short and sweet indicator names in the State of the South Atlantic was a challenging exercise. Shakespeare tells us in Hamlet that “brevity is the soul of wit”—well, it’s also the soul of clear and understandable plain language writing. Who wants to slog through “percent impervious cover by catchment” when “impervious surface” will communicate the [...]

By |July 7th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Say it like you mean it

Southeast Resilient Landscapes Fund uses indicator to select focus area in the Greater Pee Dee

Many of you may remember that one of your cooperative's landscapes indicators (resilient biodiversity hotspots) is based on The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Terrestrial Resilience Project. The new Southeast Resilient Landscapes Fund recently used the same information to select three focus areas (including the Greater Pee River area) for supporting land protection projects. It's great to [...]

By |June 11th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Southeast Resilient Landscapes Fund uses indicator to select focus area in the Greater Pee Dee

Indicator revisions: Marine this month

This month the indicator revision process will take on the marine ecosystem. Just like last month, the focus will primarily be on revising or replacing indicators that have clearly failed one of the practical criteria for indicators (They cannot be modeled based on current data and existing projects). As many of you that work in the [...]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Indicator revisions: Marine this month

2 week comment period for forested wetland Indicators

The forested wetland ecosystem team now has recommendations for revisions to your cooperative's forested wetland indicators. These changes are now open for comment until November 15th. You can either comment at the bottom of this post or email me directly (rua@southatlanticlcc.org) Here are the proposed changes to the forested wetland indicators: Index of forested wetland [...]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Staff Blog|Comments Off on 2 week comment period for forested wetland Indicators

Indicator revisions: upland hardwood this month

This month the Indicator revision process will take on the Upland Hardwood ecosystem. These have been really fun discussions and each ecosystem team usually ends up with ~ 10 - 15 people spread pretty evenly across the geography. Just like last month, the focus will primarily be on revising or replacing indicators that have clearly [...]

By |October 1st, 2014|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Indicator revisions: upland hardwood this month

Estuarine indicator revisions part 2

You may remember from last month that the estuarine ecosystem indicator revision team was exploring ways to integrate both wetland patch size and area of open water - vegetation edge into an Index of Wetland Structure. The intent was to capture important areas both for estuarine birds but also for shrimp, crabs, fish, and other [...]

By |August 29th, 2014|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Estuarine indicator revisions part 2