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Freshwater aquatic indicator revisions

The indicator testing and revision team is halfway though the process of revising the freshwater aquatic and waterscapes indicators. A few of these revisions are in pretty good shape and are ready for a broader set of folks to review: 1) Improved Riparian Buffer Indicator This new layer is finer scale, uses updated landcover, and [...]

By |December 7th, 2015|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Freshwater aquatic indicator revisions

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

Connecting actions to indicators: An update from the Duke team

For many conservation or resource management organizations, understanding how to measure the impacts of management actions is an important task and the South Atlantic LCC is no exception. The endpoints are clear--the Blueprint indicators-- so the task becomes modeling how management actions (e.g., prescribed burning, ecosystem restoration, land acquisitions) affect them. I am one of [...]

By |November 4th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Connecting actions to indicators: An update from the Duke team

Virginia is for longleaf lovers

At times it’s difficult to work in the conservation field and not feel jaded. There is always so much to do and it's hard to measure our progress towards the end goal. When will we arrive at that future point we describe as sustainable, viable, and complete? Time is limited, decisions must be made with [...]

By |October 6th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Virginia is for longleaf lovers

Simple Viewer updated with Conservation Blueprint 2.0 – explore your Blueprint!

Your cooperative has updated the Simple Viewer with Blueprint 2.0. It’s faster, leaner, and shows the status of indicators within your areas of interest. The updated Simple Viewer allows you to see how much of Blueprint 2.0 priority areas, ecosystems, and indicators are within specific sub-watersheds or marine lease blocks. You can also see how well indicators are doing within [...]

By |August 3rd, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Simple Viewer updated with Conservation Blueprint 2.0 – explore your Blueprint!

Blueprint 2.0 approved!

The Steering Committee has given Blueprint 2.0 the Good Housekeeping South Atlantic LCC Seal of Approval! It's official—Blueprint 2.0 has been approved. Huge thanks to everyone who attended a workshop, participated in indicator revision, provided a comment, served on the user and conservation design teams, or otherwise helped shape this exciting update to our shared [...]

By |June 11th, 2015|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint 2.0 approved!

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

SEACAP results complete!

As the champagne corks popped to welcome in 2015, the SEACAP team had other reason to celebrate, as well: the completion of the Southeast Aquatic Connectivity Assessment Project.  Following a two year effort involving staff from The Nature Conservancy and SARP and an advisory workgroup of over 50 people, these products are now available online [...]

By |February 18th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on SEACAP results complete!

Ecosystem indicator revisions complete: Data access and next steps

Huge thanks to the more than 50 people from a diverse range of state, nonprofit, and federal organizations who were part of the ecosystem indicator testing and revision process. The revision process is now complete and the GIS layers for all the indicators are now up on the Conservation Planning Atlas. What's next? Later this month, [...]

By |February 4th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Ecosystem indicator revisions complete: Data access and next steps

Due Jan 15: Comments on freshwater marsh indicators

The Tidal and Nontidal Freshwater Marsh Ecosystem Team now has recommendations for revisions to your cooperative's Tidal and Nontidal Freshwater Marsh Indicators. These changes are now open for comment until Jan 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 indicators: Index [...]

By |January 8th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Due Jan 15: Comments on freshwater marsh indicators