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Joint South Atlantic and Peninsular Florida LCC Steering Committee meeting this June

For the first time, the South Atlantic LCC will be sharing part of its June in-person Steering Committee meeting with the staff and Steering Committee from the Peninsular Florida LCC! Details to come, but each LCC will have time set aside for individual business items and then time marked for joint meetings between the two [...]

By |March 28th, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Joint South Atlantic and Peninsular Florida LCC Steering Committee meeting this June

Terrestrial connectivity project finished for the South Atlantic LCC

Hi everyone, I'm very pleased to announce that our multi-year investigation into functional habitat connectivity priorities for the South Atlantic LCC is finished at last and ready for public consumption/use! I'll be giving a Third Thursday Web Forum presentation on the project on Thursday, March 17 2016 from 10-11 am (see link for details). In [...]

By |March 4th, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Terrestrial connectivity project finished for the South Atlantic LCC

2016 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference held in Charlotte, NC from September 12-14

For two days in April 2014, 196 attendees from a variety of sectors across the Carolinas all convened in Charlotte, NC for the same purpose: to enhance climate resilience. Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA) and a steering committee of partners launched the 2014 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference to support decision makers in the Carolinas engaged in climate resilience [...]

By |March 4th, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on 2016 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference held in Charlotte, NC from September 12-14

Climate Hub developing alerts for pests, heat stress, El Niño, and more

The USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) is focused on providing current and applicable climate information to land managers. One of the ways SERCH is accomplishing this is through a tool called SERCH LIGHTS, which is an email alert system that notifies subscribers when a climate-related threat is predicted for their location of choice. The [...]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on Climate Hub developing alerts for pests, heat stress, El Niño, and more

The Mega FUTURES project

Where will cities grow in the future? And how will this impact conservation efforts? By Derek Van Berkel, John B. Vogler & Ross Meentemeyer A growing concern for conservationists is the ongoing increase in global human population that is accelerating urbanization and rapidly transforming green landscapes to impervious built environments.  The emerging development challenge is: [...]

By |February 9th, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on The Mega FUTURES project

USDA Climate Hubs Tool Shed

Last year, the USDA Regional Climate Hubs released our first Hub-wide product, the Climate Hubs Tool Shed. The Tool Shed is an online, searchable database of tools (data-driven, interactive websites and mobile apps) that can assist land managers, land owners, and extension professionals in adapting working lands to the impacts of climate change. While many of the [...]

By |February 4th, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on USDA Climate Hubs Tool Shed

New PINEMAP tools help foresters plan for the future

The PINEMAP decision support system (DSS) is a map-based collection of climate and forest productivity web tools designed to provide region-wide information on likely future climate risks, opportunities, and impacts on southern pine at a watershed-scale. DSS tools transform output from PINEMAP research into a framework to allow professional foresters and clients to make informed [...]

By |December 17th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on New PINEMAP tools help foresters plan for the future

New report assesses the impacts of emerging threats on Gulf coast species and ecosystems

Contact: Christina Meister, christina_meister@fws.gov, (703) 358-2284 View/download the GCVA press release The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA), 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, [...]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on New report assesses the impacts of emerging threats on Gulf coast species and ecosystems

Announcing—the LCC Network Conservation Science Plan!

I am very pleased to share with you the new LCC Network Conservation Science Plan. It has truly been a collaborative process to develop this science plan that identifies common science and technical priorities and practices that transcend individual LCC geographies in support of landscapes capable of sustaining natural and cultural resources for current and [...]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Announcing—the LCC Network Conservation Science Plan!

Jekyll Island State Park Authority, Georgia, seeking research proposals to support native plant conservation

The Jekyll Island State Park Authority (JIA) is seeking proposals from highly-qualified applicants in response to the RFP available at the following link. Please consider and distribute to any prospects in your networks. http://www.jekyllisland.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/JIA-Research... The impetus for this research effort is concern on the part of the JIA that herbivory by abundant white-tailed deer may [...]

By |October 6th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Jekyll Island State Park Authority, Georgia, seeking research proposals to support native plant conservation