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A changelog for the South Atlantic Blueprint

We’ve added a changelog to the South Atlantic Blueprint 2020 release! As you probably know by now, we like to borrow best practices from the tech world to make the Blueprint more useful. A changelog is an easy-to-read document that captures the significant changes made in each version of a project or software program. So, the [...]

By |November 9th, 2020|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on A changelog for the South Atlantic Blueprint

Recent trends in Southeastern Ecosystems (2020) now available

Shared from Rua's post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) blog This year’s report on progress toward the SECAS goal, Recent trends in Southeastern Ecosystems (2020), is now complete. Significant improvements over the last version include: A new indicator for areas without invasive plantsAn improved approach for water quality trends based on state dataUpdated data for [...]

By |November 3rd, 2020|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Recent trends in Southeastern Ecosystems (2020) now available

Southeast Blueprint 2020 now officially complete

The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) annual conference was last week, and that means an updated version of the Southeast Conservation Blueprint. Significant improvements over the last version include: Major improvements to the inland area covered by the South Atlantic Blueprint including finer resolution and a more connected network of priorities.Improvements to [...]

By |November 3rd, 2020|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Southeast Blueprint 2020 now officially complete

Oct. 20: SE CASC science seminar on coastal mangroves in a warming climate

This fall and early winter the Southeast CASC will be hosting a virtual science seminar series highlighting SE CASC funded projects that support resource management actions across the Southeast. Join us on October 20 at 11am ET for the first presentation in the series by Dr. Mike Osland: Refining Tipping Points for Range Expansion of Coastal [...]

By |October 6th, 2020|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Oct. 20: SE CASC science seminar on coastal mangroves in a warming climate

Monitoring changes in wetland elevation on Southeast National Wildlife Refuges

Wetland ecosystems are critical for providing important ecological functions. For example, tidal marshes and coastal wetlands help in absorbing energy of storms and preserving shorelines, improving water quality in bays and estuaries, providing nutrients to marine food webs, and supplying critical habitat for both the reproduction of a suite of ocean species and for use [...]

By |October 6th, 2020|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Monitoring changes in wetland elevation on Southeast National Wildlife Refuges

Updates from the SECAS Coordinator

Shared from Mallory's post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) blog Back in July, I reported on new membership for the SECAS Steering Committee, and since change is the constant in life, the Steering Committee is adjusting once again. I’m pleased to announce Robert Boyles, Director of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources [...]

By |October 5th, 2020|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Updates from the SECAS Coordinator

The Blueprint and building resilience

Hurricane Laura approaches the Gulf Coast. Photo by NOAA Satellites/Flickr. The sheer number and magnitude of the natural disasters in 2020 is breathtaking. While choosing just one catastrophe out of the cornucopia of calamities is hard, the record-breaking hurricane season must surely be toward the top of the list. For the first time [...]

By |October 5th, 2020|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on The Blueprint and building resilience

Fall 2020 Third Thursday Web Forum schedule

The fall Third Thursday Web Forum schedule is now available, so take a look at our upcoming speakers and mark your calendars! We're switching to Microsoft Teams to conveniently run the audio and video connection through the same platform. As always, these webinars are held on the third Thursday of each month at 10 am [...]

By |September 9th, 2020|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Fall 2020 Third Thursday Web Forum schedule
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Black Rail Conservation Plan complete

Cover of Black Rail Conservation Plan, featuring photo by Bob Gress. If you haven't already heard, the Black Rail Conservation Plan is now out. The South Atlantic has lots of important black rail habitat. We're also looking at using data from the effort to improve our marsh indicators.  The newly released conservation plan [...]

By |September 4th, 2020|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Black Rail Conservation Plan complete

Update on Southeast Fire Map project

Prescribed fire at St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. One thing we're hoping to improve for next year's South Atlantic Blueprint update is the previously burned pine habitat indicator. Getting polygons representing the burn history of sites across the entire South Atlantic has been difficult--especially [...]

By |September 4th, 2020|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Update on Southeast Fire Map project