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Third Thursday Web Forum: The latest from the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy

“The latest from the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy: What to expect this fall” with Rua Mordecai, Science Coordinator for the Southeast and South Atlantic Conservation Blueprints In this web forum, Rua will preview what's coming next from SECAS this year. He'll go over some of the main Blueprint uses that Southeast Blueprint staff are focusing [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|0 Comments

SECAS governance: Refining an organizational model to sustain collaborative conservation in the Southeast

Shared from Mallory’s post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy blog The SECAS initiative has achieved a noteworthy record of conservation accomplishment since its inception in 2011, including the Southeast Conservation Blueprint v.3.0, adoption of an overarching goal and step-down metrics, and successful completion of a number of symposia, workshops, and technical sessions advancing collaborative [...]

By |April 16th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on SECAS governance: Refining an organizational model to sustain collaborative conservation in the Southeast

Next steps for the AFWA Landscape Conservation Working Group

Shared from Mallory's post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy blog The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) Landscape Conservation Working Group held a special session on Collaborative Landscape Conservation as part of the North American Fish and Wildlife Conference this week in Denver. This session followed an active year for the Working Group, [...]

By |March 7th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Next steps for the AFWA Landscape Conservation Working Group
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Southeast Conservation Blueprint Version 3.0 officially released

Shared from Rua's post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy blog Southeast Blueprint Version 3.0 identifies high value areas for conservation and restoration across the Southeast and Caribbean. Southeast Conservation Blueprint 3.0 data are now final and ready for you to use. The major improvements in this version include: Integration of new data from the Texas Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT): This fills in [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Southeast Conservation Blueprint Version 3.0 officially released

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?

SECAS at the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) annual meeting

SECAS exhibit booth at SEAFWA. The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) was highlighted in several ways at the recent SEAFWA conference in Mobile, AL. Our exhibit table provided an excellent platform to show off some of the recent SECAS accomplishments, including: Update of the Southeast Conservation Blueprint to Draft Version 3.0 Discussion of [...]

By |November 9th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on SECAS at the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) annual meeting

Goal for Southeastern ecosystems approved by state wildlife agency directors

A couple of weeks ago, the directors of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) unanimously approved an explicit goal for Southeastern ecosystems. This was a high priority improvement in the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS). I've been talking about the steps leading up to this goal in my last few blog posts. [...]

By |November 9th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Goal for Southeastern ecosystems approved by state wildlife agency directors

The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina uses the Southeast Blueprint to identify their statewide priorities

Earlier this year, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in South Carolina started using the Southeast Blueprint to inform an update of their South Carolina Conservation Vision, which is their statewide map of conservation priorities. The state of South Carolina contains two different Blueprints---the South Atlantic Blueprint and the Appalachian NatureScape Merged Design. The Southeast Blueprint provided [...]

By |August 29th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina uses the Southeast Blueprint to identify their statewide priorities

Third Thursday Web Forum: Fall products from SECAS

“The latest on fall products from SECAS: Goals and threats and other data, oh my!” with Rua Mordecai. Rua will provide an overview of the updates and new resources planned for the fall Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) update. These include: Progress toward an integrated ecosystem report card: What's the condition of the ecosystems of the South [...]

By |August 16th, 2018|0 Comments

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

“Using the South Atlantic and Southeast Conservation Blueprints 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 [...]

By |July 19th, 2018|0 Comments