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What is the status of the LCCs?

I’m often asked about the status of LCCs in general and about the South Atlantic LCC in particular, to which I usually reply, “they’re in transition.” While this transition is a continuing and evolving process, with different pathways in different parts of the country, I wanted to provide my perspectives on the status of the [...]

By |November 26th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on What is the status of the LCCs?

Aligning conservation capacity and need in the Southeast

Many of you are aware that Science Applications is the organizing home of LCCs within the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).  In the southeast region, Science Applications includes the South Atlantic, Peninsular Florida, Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks, and Caribbean LCCs.  Given continuing uncertainty about the status of LCCs in the federal budget, Science Applications in the [...]

By |March 9th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Aligning conservation capacity and need in the Southeast

Help improve LANDFIRE and South Atlantic ecosystem layers

From now until June, there's a chance to improve the Biophysical Setting (BpS) layer within LANDFIRE. In Blueprint 2.1, that layer is being used to fill in some holes in our current ecosystem boundary layers. In future Blueprint versions, it may become the layer that defines all ecosystem boundaries. For more info on the review [...]

By |April 1st, 2016|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Help improve LANDFIRE and South Atlantic ecosystem layers

Your opportunity to review Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks LCC draft conservation blueprints

Wondering how to get more involved with your neighboring LCC in the Gulf of Mexico? Your voice needs to be heard to ensure that your organization’s efforts, interests and values are reflected in the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks (GCPO) LCC draft Conservation Blueprint. Anyone can now provide comments on the GCPO LCC's Conservation Planning [...]

By |March 29th, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on Your opportunity to review Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks LCC draft conservation blueprints

Reflections on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy symposium

Wow--what an exciting SEAFWA conference! As you probably heard, the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies hosted its 69th annual conference earlier this week in Asheville, NC. The theme was "conserving large landscapes", and with the support of the conference host (the NC Wildlife Resources Commission), your South Atlantic LCC staff, Steering Committee members, and [...]

By |November 6th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Reflections on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy symposium

Save the date: North Florida Marine Science and Big Bend Science Joint Symposia

Please join us for the North Florida Marine Science and Big Bend Science Joint Symposia! When:  Thursday, January 28th-29th, 2016 Where:  Cedar Key Community Center, Cedar Key, Florida The North Florida Marine Science Symposium will be held in Cedar Key this year in conjunction with the Big Bend Science Symposium in celebration of the newly formed [...]

By |September 17th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Save the date: North Florida Marine Science and Big Bend Science Joint Symposia

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries convenes meeting with three state LCCs

Rua and I attended a great meeting on Tuesday with staff from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VA DGIF) and the two other LCCs in Virginia: the Appalachian and North Atlantic. The event was organized by Cale Godfrey, the VA DGIF Steering Committee rep to the South Atlantic LCC, as well as his [...]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries convenes meeting with three state LCCs

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

LCCs highlighted at Senate hearing yesterday

Yesterday, the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing in Washington, DC on the President’s FY 2016 Budget Request for the Fish and Wildlife Service.  As one the partners of the LCCs, Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe testified at the hearing where he talked about the importance of LCCs, and the good [...]

By |May 7th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on LCCs highlighted at Senate hearing yesterday

GCP LCC job: Landscape Conservation Design deadline Oct 15

The Gulf Coast Prairie has just extended the closing date for applications for a Landscape Conservation Design position to Oct 15. This is part of a large multi-LCC effort addressing gulf hypoxia. Here's some more info directly from the announcement: " Incumbent will be responsible for leading efforts in landscape conservation design (LCD) for the [...]

By |October 1st, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on GCP LCC job: Landscape Conservation Design deadline Oct 15