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Third Thursday Web Forum: Using the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint to inform your organization’s priorities

“Using the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint to inform your organization's priorities” with Hilary Morris and Rua Mordecai The South Atlantic and Southeast Blueprints have helped different conservation organizations inform their decision-making, fulfill policy requirements, and prioritize their work. You’ve probably heard several examples of those of success stories in presentations about the Blueprint—like how it [...]

By |July 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Third Thursday Web Forum: South Atlantic and Southeast Blueprint improvements

“Building better Blueprints: Improvements on the way for the Southeast and South Atlantic” with Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic Blueprint Join us for the May web forum to hear Rua discuss a few of the improvements in the works for the fall update of the Southeast and South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint. Improvements include integrated hubs and [...]

By |May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Third Thursday Web Forum: Using the South Atlantic and Southeast Conservation Blueprints to make your proposals more competitive

“Using the South Atlantic and Southeast Conservation Blueprints to make your proposals more competitive: A step-by-step guide” with Hilary Morris & Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic Blueprint The South Atlantic and Southeast Blueprints have helped people throughout the conservation community bring in new resources to fund land acquisition, management actions, and more.  You've probably heard several [...]

By |April 19th, 2018|0 Comments

SECAS: A model for collaborative conservation

Homepage of SECAS website at secassoutheast.org A special session on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) was presented last week at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Norfolk, VA.  The conference was held jointly with the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association.  This national meeting of two major conservation audiences [...]

By |April 4th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on SECAS: A model for collaborative conservation

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|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Aligning conservation capacity and need in the Southeast

Paper in BioScience on the future of landscape conservation

A recent article in the journal BioScience makes a case for the importance of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, and suggests ways LCCs can improve into the future. In particular, the paper references the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint as an example of the power of focusing on a mission of systematic conservation planning, saying "in retrospect, LCCs [...]

By |January 8th, 2018|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Paper in BioScience on the future of landscape conservation

2017 Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy symposium at SEAFWA annual conference

Version 2.0 of the SECAS Blueprint. The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) was featured last week at a symposium in conjunction with the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) annual conference in Louisville, KY.  The symposium, titled Aligning Actions for Success, focused on integration of State Wildlife Action Plan objectives into the SECAS [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Staff Blog|Comments Off on 2017 Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy symposium at SEAFWA annual conference

October coordinator’s update

We’ve started a new federal fiscal year still under the Department of the Interior’s directive to postpone steering committee meetings until further notice. We’re also under considerable uncertainty regarding future federal support of LCCs, and how or when that uncertainty might be resolved. Despite these uncertainties, we continue working to support, improve, and promote the [...]

By |October 4th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on October coordinator’s update

Upcoming Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy symposium

The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) and the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) Wildlife Diversity Committee are developing a symposium entitled: The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy: Aligning Actions for Success, to be held this fall at the 2017 SEAFWA Conference in Louisville, KY. The focus of the symposium is a deeper dive [...]

By |June 29th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Upcoming Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy symposium

A conservation blueprint for the nation?

SECAS Blueprint Version 1.0, with protected areas. Wouldn't it be great if the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint hooked into similar products across the entire United States? There's already a version that covers most of the South thanks to the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy Blueprint. Why stop there? There's now progress in the Northeast, [...]

By |April 25th, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on A conservation blueprint for the nation?