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Fall Third Thursday Web Forum lineup now available

We've lined up speakers for the next three Third Thursday Web Forums. As always, these webinars are held on the third Thursday of each month at 10 am Eastern time! We'll take December off for the holidays, so this will take us into the new year. >>Click here for an interactive pdf of the flyer, [...]

By |September 10th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Fall Third Thursday Web Forum lineup now available
  • Piedmont prairie at Mason Farm in Chapel Hill, NC

New partnership focused on Piedmont prairies

Piedmont prairie at Mason Farm Biological Reserve in Chapel Hill, NC. Photo by Rua Mordecai. More and more people seem to be talking about Piedmont prairies lately. It's another ecosystem that has gone through huge declines, but is starting to come back---thanks to the work of many dedicated people throughout the Piedmont. With [...]

By |September 4th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on New partnership focused on Piedmont prairies

Recent trends for forested wetland birds

This is a sneak peek at the draft report titled Recent Trends in Southeastern Ecosystems: Measuring progress toward the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) Goal. Forested wetland birds is one of the 12 indicators covered in the report. There's more background about the goal on the SECAS website. Forested wetland birds Species trend data for [...]

By |September 4th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Recent trends for forested wetland birds
  • Controlled burn

Strategic forest and wildland fire management is necessary to safeguard urban water supplies

Forest landscapes are key resource areas for urban water supplies. All forests combined generate an estimated 57% of runoff worldwide, and provide water for more than 4 billion people. Water supply is one of several critical water services provided by forests—other water services are hydropower, providing cooling water for electric power plants, water for irrigation, [...]

By |September 3rd, 2019|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Strategic forest and wildland fire management is necessary to safeguard urban water supplies

Sharing science to support climate adaptation

On November 13-15, 2019 the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center will be hosting a Regional Science Symposium in New Orleans, Louisiana. This symposium is intended for researchers and managers working in the southeastern United States, including the U.S. Caribbean, on climate impacts and adaptation for fish, wildlife, habitat, and cultural resources. Decision makers and practitioners [...]

By |August 13th, 2019|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Sharing science to support climate adaptation

Guess some trends in Southeastern ecosystem indicators

I've been having a great time synthesizing recent trends in Southeastern ecosystem indicators. It's part of this year's report on progress toward the SECAS 10% goal, which is a major part of the upcoming symposium at SEAFWA this fall. There are lots of interesting results that you'll hear about soon. In the meantime, here's a [...]

By |August 12th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Guess some trends in Southeastern ecosystem indicators

Don’t miss the SECAS goal symposium at SEAFWA!

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 [...]

By |August 8th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Don’t miss the SECAS goal symposium at SEAFWA!

NFWF Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund

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 [...]

By |August 6th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on NFWF Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund
  • Map of Southeast Blueprint 3.0

Southeast Blueprint improvements in the works this year

Here are a few improvements we're working on getting into the next update of the Southeast Conservation Blueprint. These improvements will be particularly helpful when you want to use the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint, but your questions also include areas it doesn't fully cover. We're hoping to have a draft of Version 4.0 of the [...]

By |July 12th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Southeast Blueprint improvements in the works this year

South Atlantic LCC-funded study that produced beach birds indicator published earlier this year

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 [...]

By |July 10th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on South Atlantic LCC-funded study that produced beach birds indicator published earlier this year