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North Carolina Coastal Conference

Event Information What: North Carolina’s Coastal Conference When: April 4 and 5, 2017 Where: NC State’s McKimmon Center and N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Research Center, Raleigh Draft Agenda Conference Flier PDF | jpg Many communities from central North Carolina to the coast found their resilience tested in 2016. Make plans now to join [...]

By |April 4th, 2017|0 Comments
  • 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 – Urban conservation: Thinking megaregionally

September 15th, 2016: “Urban conservation: Thinking megaregionally” with David Rouse, Jennifer Henaghan, and Anna Read, American Planning Association Planners and conservationists are working together to bridge their professions in a collaborative project with the South Atlantic LCC and the American Planning Association (APA). Learn how APA is working to integrate local government green/blue infrastructure efforts with regional infrastructure approaches like [...]

By |September 15th, 2016|0 Comments

South Atlantic LCC events at the 2015 SEAFWA conference

Are you attending the 2015 SEAFWA conference next month in Asheville, NC? If so, there will be plenty of opportunities to talk to South Atlantic LCC staff and get an update on the Conservation Blueprint. I think you'll find your cooperative is very well represented at this conference! Come find us at one of these great [...]

By |October 5th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on South Atlantic LCC events at the 2015 SEAFWA conference

Two new projects to improve the Blueprint and remove barriers to action

If you were at the Blueprint 2.0 workshops, you probably remember talking about barriers to action in Blueprint areas. You might also remember pointing out places where the Blueprint priorities made sense to you and other places where they didn't. If you were on an Indicator Revision Team, you probably remember pointing out issues with [...]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Two new projects to improve the Blueprint and remove barriers to action

Blueprint 2.0 Data Gallery tour

While you review the draft Blueprint 2.0, you may be interested in digging in and exploring the data that forms the foundation of the Blueprint. Let’s take a quick tour of the Blueprint 2.0 data gallery, where you can find the underlying spatial data. Of course, the most important thing that you will find in [...]

By |May 5th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint 2.0 Data Gallery tour

What truthiness, maps, and witches have in common

   A few years ago Stephen Colbert coined a new term that resonated with everyone who has ever waded into the waters of map making and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Truthiness. Truthiness refers to that feeling you get when you don’t have to prove you’re right about something because you just know you’re right. We [...]

By |December 5th, 2014|Staff Blog|Comments Off on What truthiness, maps, and witches have in common

Confessions of a conservation planner

Nothing is as humbling as announcing to a room full of people, “I’m a conservation planner and have asked you to attend this meeting because I have a new planning tool to help you identify and prioritize your actions”.  As I watch eyes start to either glaze or glare, I smile in what even I [...]

By |July 1st, 2014|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Confessions of a conservation planner

LCCs and the U.S. Forest Service: Working together for vulnerability assessments & forest planning

While this project and collaboration are not taking place in the South Atlantic LCC, this is a great example of how different agencies and organizations can work together to adapt existing tools to their needs. By doing so they are furthering conservation goals of everyone involved while not duplicating efforts. What do EcoAdapt, the California [...]

By |December 3rd, 2012|Member Blog|Comments Off on LCCs and the U.S. Forest Service: Working together for vulnerability assessments & forest planning