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Blueprint 2.2 release

South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint 2.2 Your Conservation Blueprint 2.2 data are now final and ready for you to use to inform conservation decisions across the South Atlantic! Rua's blog from last month provided a great summary of the major improvements in this latest Blueprint update, which include updated indicator data, a new marine birds [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint 2.2 release

Collaborative study offers insight on protecting valuable coastal resources based on “tipping points” for indicator species

News from the North Atlantic LCC: A new paper published by a team of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Ocean & Coastal Management synthesizes existing information on ecological thresholds related to environmental changes -- including sea-level rise and coastal storms -- for 45 species of coastal fish, [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Collaborative study offers insight on protecting valuable coastal resources based on “tipping points” for indicator species

Identification of Gulf of Mexico ecosystem indicators using an ecological resilience framework

Tuesday, August 29, 1 pm US EDT/10 am US PDT/5 pm UTC Identification of Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Indicators using an Ecological Resilience Framework by Kathy Goodin of NatureServe. Resource managers must monitor ecologically appropriate indicators to effectively evaluate the performance of their activities and to guide adaptive management. To support indicator monitoring efforts, we [...]

By |August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Draft of Blueprint 2.2 now available

A draft of Blueprint 2.2 is now available on the Conservation Planning Atlas. Visit the Blueprint 2.2 Data Gallery to explore all the indicators used to create this version of the Blueprint. Here are a few of the improvements in this latest version: Large improvements in the marine priorities - One of the known issues [...]

By |March 9th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Draft of Blueprint 2.2 now available
  • Anna Read of the American Planning Association presents at the Urban Conservation Summit in Atlanta on September 21, 2016.

Improving indicators in urban areas for future versions of the Blueprint

For the past year, the American Planning Association (APA) has been working with the South Atlantic LCC to improve the Conservation Blueprint design near and within cities and identify opportunities and challenges to integrating local government green/blue infrastructure efforts with regional infrastructure approaches like the Blueprint. In September 2016, 25 planners and conservation professionals gathered in Atlanta to [...]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Improving indicators in urban areas for future versions of the Blueprint

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

**CANCELLED** Third Thursday Web Forum – Improvements to the Simple Viewer for Blueprint 2.1

**The August web forum has been cancelled. Due to some technical difficulties and delays with contracting, the updates to the Simple Viewer are unlikely to be ready by August 18th. This web forum has been tentatively rescheduled for the October Third Thursday Web Forum slot, 10/20 at 10 am.** August 18th, 2016: “Improvements to the Simple Viewer: What’s [...]

By |August 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Third Thursday Web Forum – South Atlantic FUTURES urbanization model

June 16th, 2016: “The FUTURES model: An open-source tool for understanding where cities will grow in the future and how this will impact conservation efforts" with Derek Van Berkel, NC State University Center for Geospatial Analysis Increasing global population is accelerating urbanization and rapidly transforming natural systems to impervious built environments. Emerging development challenges include: where (and [...]

By |June 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Third Thursday Web Forum – Draft Blueprint 2.1 review and recommendations

May 19th, 2016: “Draft Blueprint 2.1 review and recommendations for the future” with Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic LCC Rua will provide an overview of the development of the next version of the Blueprint. He will highlight the indicator updates incorporated in Blueprint 2.1 and present a draft of Blueprint 2.1 for review. You'll have a chance to provide [...]

By |May 19th, 2016|0 Comments