The fall SEAFWA annual conference is right around the corner: October 27-30th in Hilton Head, SC. The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) will be featured in multiple ways throughout the meeting. If you're planning to attend, you won't want to miss the special symposium on the SECAS goal called "The SECAS 10% Goal: How Do [...]
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is hosting a webinar next month about their new Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund. It aims to increase the resilience of coastal communities within federally declared counties impacted by hurricanes Florence and Michael and wildfires in 2018 (as well as Typhoon Yutu, but that's not as relevant to the [...]
Earlier this year, Dr. Betsy von Holle and her colleagues published a study in the Journal of Wildlife Management about the effects of sea-level rise on coastal nesting species. The paper is open access, so you can read it for free here: https://wildlife.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jwmg.21633. The study shows that sea-level rise is increasing the vulnerability of the [...]
Summertiiiiiiiime, and the livin' is easy. The fish are jumpin', the cotton is high, and the next three months of web forums are scheduled! Tune in on the third Thursday of each month at 10 am. >>Click here for an interactive pdf of the flyer, with functioning links.
The Southeast Blueprint will be showcased at the 2019 Gulf of Mexico Alliance all-hands meeting next week
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama. Photo by Ken Ratcliffe, Flickr. CC by 2.0. Don't let the "Atlantic" in "South Atlantic" mislead you---the South Atlantic Blueprint covers a critical piece of the Gulf, the Big Bend of Florida. And the All Hands meeting for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance is coming up [...]
Shared from Hilary's post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) blog This fall’s SEAFWA annual conference will be held from October 27-30th in Hilton Head, SC. This year, the conference will include three special symposia with connections to SECAS. If you’re thinking of attending, consider marking your calendar! The SECAS 10% Goal: How Do We Get There? [...]
Spring has sprung, and you know what that means! It's time for every plant in the northern hemisphere to release a choking cloud of pollen designed to reduce the human race to a sniffy, sneezy mess! And also, there's a new set of Third Thursday Web Forum speakers to look forward to. Tune in on the [...]
I'm so pleased to unveil a new resource to help you use the Blueprint---an online user guide! We made one for the South Atlantic Blueprint, to support grants and inform decisions in the South Atlantic geography. We also made a separate one for the Southeast Blueprint, for Blueprint uses that extend beyond the South Atlantic into [...]
The government shutdown threw a wrench in our Third Thursday Web Forum lineup this winter. We've rescheduled the January talk for February and updated the flyer. Hope you'll join us! >>Click here for an interactive pdf of the flyer, with functioning links.
State of the South Atlantic and Blueprint featured in “Recommended Practices for Landscape Conservation Design” guide
The State of the South Atlantic and the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint are featured in the "Recommended Practices for Landscape Conservation Design" guide released just this week. Landscape Conservation Design, or LCD, refers to a collaborative approach to spatial conservation planning across a large area---the same sort of process we've used to develop the Blueprint [...]