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FY 2016 SARP/USFWS/NFHP funding opportunity

SARP is now accepting aquatic habitat restoration project ideas for FY 2016 funding through its Aquatic Habitat Restoration Program. This year, SARP, with funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP), will support projects in or associated with watersheds in the conservation focus areas throughout the SARP geography (see conservation focus [...]

By |August 5th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on FY 2016 SARP/USFWS/NFHP funding opportunity

Public review period for draft 2015 NC Wildlife Action Plan

News releases and email notices have recently been sent to numerous media outlets, partners, and stakeholder groups to announce the public review period for the updated Wildlife Action Plan. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public comment on its draft 2015 North Carolina Wildlife Action Plan ­— a comprehensive document that identifies Species of [...]

By |July 31st, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Public review period for draft 2015 NC Wildlife Action Plan

Southeast Regional Climate Hub to Hold Greenhouse Gas and Adaptation Workshop

The Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) is excited to announce that we will be hosting a workshop focusing on adaptation to and mitigation of climate change in Buford, GA on November 17-18. The workshop will have expert speakers from across the Southeast, providing information on adaptive strategies that make agricultural and forest lands more resilient to [...]

By |July 29th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Southeast Regional Climate Hub to Hold Greenhouse Gas and Adaptation Workshop

Southeast Regional Climate Hub Director to host webinars for Climate Learning Network

Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) Director, Steve McNulty, will be hosting a webinar titled “A Method for Building Trust and Collaboration in Addressing Climate Change Impacts” on August 6th and 20th, both at 1pm EST. The first webinar will focus on working with cooperators, and the second on talking to the general public. The Climate Learning Network is [...]

By |July 28th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Southeast Regional Climate Hub Director to host webinars for Climate Learning Network

Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment public draft review

COMMENT PERIOD OPEN UNTIL JULY 19, 2015 In 2012, the Gulf Coast Prairie, Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks, South Atlantic, and Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperatives initiated the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA). The GCVA is the start of an iterative process to assess the vulnerability of the multitude of ecosystems and associated species they [...]

By |June 16th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment public draft review

“Shored Up” movie screening at NCSU on 4/28

Hi, South Atlantic LCC! I just wanted to let those of you in the Triangle area know that the NCSU student chapter of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) will be showing the documentary "Shored Up" on Tuesday, April 28th at 7:00pm at Witherspoon Student Cinema on the NCSU main campus. It's free [...]

By |April 23rd, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on “Shored Up” movie screening at NCSU on 4/28

A new interactive education module on climate change effects

The Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC; www.fs.usda.gov/ccrc/) has released a new interactive online education module on climate change effects on forests and grasslands. The module, “Climate Change Effects on Forests and Grasslands: What You Need to Know”, gives a brief overview of climate change effects on water resources, vegetation growth, wildlife, and disturbances.  The CCRC’s [...]

By |March 30th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on A new interactive education module on climate change effects

Controlling weeds in conservation tillage systems

Conservation tillage systems are an important method for adapting to climate variability as they reduce erosion, soil water loss, and fuel use, while improving soil and water quality. For these reasons, conservation tillage is widely promoted by NRCS, promoting resilience to extreme precipitation and drought events. Cover crops used in these systems can also serve as grazing land. [...]

By |March 13th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Controlling weeds in conservation tillage systems

Winter 2015 edition of the Southeast Region’s “Hot Topics” climate change newsletter

Please find attached the Winter 2015 edition of the "Hot Topics" newsletter produced by the Southeast Regional Climate Change program.  In this edition of the newsletter, you will find various articles regarding forest vulnerability in southeastern parks, guidance on assessing climate hazards on facilities and guidance on assessing vulnerabilities on transportation assets. In addition to list of [...]

By |March 12th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Winter 2015 edition of the Southeast Region’s “Hot Topics” climate change newsletter

Integrated crop livestock systems a win-win

Dr. Alan Franzluebbers, a Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) partner and scientist for the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Raleigh, NC, recently had his research on grazing cattle in cover crop systems published in Southeast Farm Press. Dr. Franzluebbers’ 7-year study in the Piedmont region of North Carolina provides a win-win solution for farmers. By planting cover [...]

By |February 23rd, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Integrated crop livestock systems a win-win