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Great video on aquatic connectivity for use with the public

This video on aquatic connectivity put together by Freshwaters Illustrated is the final piece of the Southeast Connectivity Assessment Project, or SEACAP. It serves as a great mechanism to increase awareness about aquatic connectivity issues in the Southeast! SEACAP is a partnership between The Nature Conservancy, the Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership, and the South Atlantic LCC focused [...]

By |July 26th, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on Great video on aquatic connectivity for use with the public

2016 South Atlantic Migratory Bird Initiative (SAMBI) annual accomplishment report

I am happy to announce that partners in the South Atlantic Migratory Bird Initiative (SAMBI) Region had another great year securing funds and conserving bird habitat through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act and the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grants Program.  Approximately $15 million in grant funds were awarded to protect, restore, or enhance 61,000 acres. Seventy partners [...]

By |July 25th, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on 2016 South Atlantic Migratory Bird Initiative (SAMBI) annual accomplishment report

North Carolina STIP comment period now open

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has announced an open comment period through July 22nd on their draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP), which will address North Carolina’s transportation needs for FY2018 through 2027. This comment period offers an excellent opportunity for the conservation community to engage early on issues of habitat connectivity, wildlife [...]

By |July 1st, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on North Carolina STIP comment period now open

NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program funding opportunity announcement

The NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program has released its next federal funding opportunity (FFO-2017), which is focused on living coastal and marine resources and their habitats (click here for full announcement).  This funding competition continues the Science Program’s commitment to producing timely and high-quality scientific findings and products to support the management and sustainability of [...]

By |June 10th, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program funding opportunity announcement

Appalachian LCC and U.S. Forest Service launch “ecosystem benefits and risks” website

Appalachian communities often place value on the unique sense of place that comes from living in largely forested areas, but rapid urbanization, energy development, and climate change can put these values at risk. Photo by Ralph Preston. Matt Cimitile, Appalachian LCC; Stephanie Worley Firley, U.S. Forest Service; David Eisenhower, U.S. Fish and Wildlife [...]

By |June 9th, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on Appalachian LCC and U.S. Forest Service launch “ecosystem benefits and risks” website

Connecting the Connecticut: Partners create science-based blueprint for conserving New England’s largest river system

It started two years ago as an experiment in combining big data with a big conservation vision for the 11,250 square-mile Connecticut River watershed. Today the experiment has evolved into Connect the Connecticut, a collaborative effort among the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) and more than 30 partner agencies and [...]

By |May 19th, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Connecting the Connecticut: Partners create science-based blueprint for conserving New England’s largest river system

Check out SECASsoutheast.org

Six Landscape Conservation Cooperatives across the Southeast have joined forces with the Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to create a website for the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS). SECAS is bringing together people and organizations to design and achieve a connected network of landscapes and seascapes that supports thriving fish [...]

By |May 4th, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Check out SECASsoutheast.org

Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment wins Sam D. Hamilton Award for Transformational Conservation Science

The award-winning Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA)—completed in 2015—is a comprehensive report that evaluates the effects of climate change, sea level rise, and urbanization on four Gulf Coast ecosystems and 11 species that depend on them. The ecosystems are mangrove, oyster reef, tidal emergent marsh and barrier islands. The species are roseate spoonbill, blue crab, [...]

By |May 3rd, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment wins Sam D. Hamilton Award for Transformational Conservation Science

Caribbean and Peninsular Florida LCCs both hiring new Coordinators

The Caribbean and Peninsular Florida LCCs are both hiring full-time Coordinators! The job postings will close on April 6th. The Peninsular Florida position will be based out of Tallahassee or Vero Beach, Florida while the Caribbean position will be located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Learn more and apply at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/433823800/.

By |April 1st, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Caribbean and Peninsular Florida LCCs both hiring new Coordinators

Your opportunity to review Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks LCC draft conservation blueprints

Wondering how to get more involved with your neighboring LCC in the Gulf of Mexico? Your voice needs to be heard to ensure that your organization’s efforts, interests and values are reflected in the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks (GCPO) LCC draft Conservation Blueprint. Anyone can now provide comments on the GCPO LCC's Conservation Planning [...]

By |March 29th, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on Your opportunity to review Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks LCC draft conservation blueprints