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Road salting doesn’t seem to have major aquatic impacts in South Atlantic

Truck salting the roads. Photo by Kate Ter Haar, Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0. Every winter, I wonder about the impacts of salting the roads on urban streams. We don't do it much around here, but it sure feels like a lot of salt. A recent paper looked a some of those impacts in [...]

By |April 3rd, 2020|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Road salting doesn’t seem to have major aquatic impacts in South Atlantic

2020 SECAS products and benefits for the South Atlantic

The South Atlantic Blueprint is moving to a finer resolution this year. There are a number of cool things in the works for the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) this year. Not only is that great for the Southeast, and for those that also work in areas outside the South Atlantic, but there'll [...]

By |April 3rd, 2020|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on 2020 SECAS products and benefits for the South Atlantic

Preview of upcoming web forums

We have some great speakers lined up for the Third Thursday Web Forum this spring and summer! Starting next month, we're collaborating with the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (SE CASC) to bring you a series of presentations on SE CASC projects relevant to conservation in the South Atlantic region. While we put the finishing [...]

By |March 11th, 2020|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Preview of upcoming web forums

“Buried in mud” article explores link between wildfire and water quality

The Rim Fire burned 256,000 acres of Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park in 2013. Photo by USDA Forest Service/Chris Stewart, CC BY 2.0. Staying on track to meet the SECAS goal will take some creative approaches for funding management actions--especially in the fire-dependent ecosystems of the South Atlantic. Through SECAS, the [...]

By |March 10th, 2020|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on “Buried in mud” article explores link between wildfire and water quality

SePPCon 2020 and the latest on Southeastern plant conservation

Toby Gray talking about The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) at SePPCon 2020. Last week, I was able to make it to most of the Southeastern Partners in Plant Conservation (SePPCon) 2020 meeting. There were tons of great talks and discussions about cultural uses of plants, research, monitoring, private land, rights-of-way,  genetics, communications, [...]

By |March 9th, 2020|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on SePPCon 2020 and the latest on Southeastern plant conservation

New short videos on Piedmont prairies ready to share

I've always been a sucker for the Piedmont. It's constantly overlooked in favor of the mountains and the coast. It's an underdog with a really interesting and poorly understood ecological history. The fact that most people don't know what the Piedmont used to look like is limiting conservation action in the Blueprint and is a [...]

By |February 5th, 2020|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on New short videos on Piedmont prairies ready to share

Habitat suitability maps for at-risk herpetofauna species in the longleaf pine ecosystem

New data release! Gopher tortoise is one of five at-risk herps modeled in new habitat suitability maps. Through a massive, collaborative effort with Federal, State, and other partners, we have completed range-wide habitat suitability models (also called species distribution models) for five at-risk species of herpetofauna associated with the longleaf pine ecosystem. These [...]

By |February 4th, 2020|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Habitat suitability maps for at-risk herpetofauna species in the longleaf pine ecosystem

New study shows longleaf corridors increase plant diversity

This figure from the paper shows one of 10 experimental landscapes from the study, each containing a center fragment that is either connected or unconnected to peripheral fragments of open longleaf pine savanna surrounded by dense pine plantations. Photo credit: Google Earth 2019. So much connectivity work is about finding ways for large [...]

By |January 10th, 2020|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on New study shows longleaf corridors increase plant diversity

Who used the Blueprint in 2019: A South Atlantic Blueprint user roundup

South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint 2.2 Let’s ring in the new year by looking back at who used the South Atlantic Blueprint in 2019! We’ll get into a few stories in detail, but first, as NPR’s Kai Ryssdal says on Marketplace, “let’s do the numbers.” So far, over 140 people from 65 different organizations [...]

By |January 8th, 2020|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Who used the Blueprint in 2019: A South Atlantic Blueprint user roundup

The Nature Conservancy’s Resilient Coastal Sites for Conservation in the South Atlantic

Marsh on Bulls Island at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in SC. Photo courtesy of the USFWS. Our coastal and estuarine environments are key areas to build and sustain resiliency in the face of climate change. These places provide important habitats for wildlife and provide vital ecosystem services like shoreline stabilization, water filtration, [...]

By |December 9th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on The Nature Conservancy’s Resilient Coastal Sites for Conservation in the South Atlantic