We’re almost there everyone! On March 19-21, the Steering Committee for your cooperative will make a decision on natural resource indicators and targets for the marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems of the entire South Atlantic LCC.

The recommended indicators are based on detailed input from 235 experts in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial resources in the South Atlantic region and 9 experts representing all 5 adjacent LCCs.

This input includes:

  • 197 online reviews
  • Feedback on opportunities for sharing indicators across LCC boundaries from all adjacent LCCs
  • Input from regional partnerships (e.g., Atlantic Coast Joint Venture, Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership, Atlantic Coast Fish Habitat Partnership, Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership)
  • Phone interviews with 18 local experts
  • Integration of all feedback and final recommendations by the 20 members of the selection team

This is a big step in the evolution of your cooperative and gets us all one step closer to the 2-4 year SALCC mission to “design a shared blueprint for landscape conservation actions that sustain natural and cultural resources in the South Atlantic region”

If you’d like to learn more and see the recommended indicators and targets, go to the SALCC Indicators page