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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?

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

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