Blueprint 2.0 workshops (2015)

There’s still room available in all workshops

When are the workshops?

Atlanta, GA

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport/Millennium Center

2301 Sullivan Road, College Park, GA 30337

  • Workshop #1: March 9, 2015 (9am – 3:30pm)
  • Workshop #2: March 10, 2015 (9am – 3:30pm)

Tallahassee, FL

Sheriff’s Association Building

2617 Mahan Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32308

  • Workshop #3: March 11, 2015 (9am – 3:30pm)
  • Workshop #4: March 12, 2015 (9am – 3:30pm)


Charleston, SC

NOAA Office for Coastal Management – NOAA Coastal Services Center

2234 South Hobson Ave. North Charleston, SC 29405

  • Workshop #5: March 17, 2015 (9am – 3:30pm)
  • Workshop #6: March 18, 2015 (9am – 3:30pm)

Raleigh, NC (rescheduled due to inclement weather)

NCSU Hunt Library, Centennial Campus

Teaching and Visualization Lab, Room # 4505

1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606

  • Workshop #7: Apr 1, 2015 (9am – 3:30pm) 
  • Workshop #8: Apr 2, 2015 (9am – 3:30pm)

What will happen?

You can check out a draft agenda here. You will be working with a diverse group of natural and cultural resource professionals to create version 2.0 of the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint. The Blueprint is a consistent cross-boundary, cross-organization plan for how to respond to future changes in the South Atlantic region (Urban growth, Climate change, Sea-level rise, etc). You will be looking at potential strategies for responding to these changes and the trade-offs across each using the South Atlantic Ecosystem Indicators. The same activities will occur at each workshop so there is no need to go to more than one. More information about workshop activities and locations coming soon.

Who has registered so far?

Last updated 3/5/2015

Blueprint 1.0 workshops (2013)

What happened at the workshops?
Around 200 people throughout the region worked in small groups to select subwatersheds (HUC12) to focus conservation efforts in South Atlantic area. Participants also selected specific types of conservation actions for each subwatershed and did a simple prioritization across all selected subwatersheds. Each group had a set of supporting GIS layers (e.g., South Atlantic LCC indicator models, threat layers, etc) to support the group’s discussions.

Where can I see the results?

Who attended?

Around 200 people from 58 different organizations attended one of the four Blueprint workshops (plus a virtual workshop focused on the marine environment). Participants included:

When were the workshops?

Hilton Garden Inn, Raleigh, NC

131 Columbus Avenue, Cary, NC

  • Workshop #1: Oct 22, 2013 (10am – 3pm)
  • Workshop #2: Oct 23, 2013 (10am – 3pm)

Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA

  • Workshop #3: Nov 19, 2013 (10am – 3pm) 
  • Workshop #4: Nov 20, 2013 (10am – 3pm) 

What are the next steps?

Blueprint 1.0 is now complete. Click here to learn more. Workshops for version 2.0 of the Blueprint begin in February (see above).


The Blueprint covers the entire region shown (including the whole ACF basin) and the marine environment to the 200-mile EEZ (not fully depicted).

Conservation design team

Mark Anderson         TNC

Bob Cooper              UGA

Mary Conley             TNC

Barry Grand              USGS

Nate Nibbelink         UGA

Jim Fox                    UNC

Will Allen                 TCF 

Paul Wagner             ACE

Dean Urban              Duke

User team

Beth Stys                   FL FWC

Billy Dukes                SC DNR

Breck Carmichael       SC DNR

Brian Watson             VA DGIF

Brian Yanchik            DOT

Cherry Green            NPS

Charlotte Gillis          NPS

David Whitaker         SC DNR

Don Imm                  FWS

Emrys Treasure         USFS

George Willson         TCF

Hervey McIver           TNC

Jan MacKinnon          GA DNR

Jason Bulluck            VA DCR

John Ann Shearer      FWS

John Stanton             FWS

Jon Ambrose             GA DNR

Julie Elmore              NRCS

Kacy Cook                NC WRC

Lisa Perras-Gordon   EPA

Marella Buncick        FWS

Maria Whitehead      TNC

Mark Cantrell           FWS

Mark Scott               SC DNR

Pace Wilber              NOAA

Pam Wingrove          FWS

Reggie Thackston     GA DNR

Rick Durbrow           EPA

Roger Pugliese         SAFMC

Ryan Heise               NC WRC

Ryan Orndorff          Marines

Wilson Laney            FWS