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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

Forests provide clean drinking water for the South

Report provides new level of detail about water from forested lands A recent report by the U.S. Forest Service shows that for over 19 million people in the South – roughly the population of Florida – clean water begins in the region’s national forests. The report provides information at a level not previously available on [...]

By |February 19th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Forests provide clean drinking water for the South

SEACAP results complete!

As the champagne corks popped to welcome in 2015, the SEACAP team had other reason to celebrate, as well: the completion of the Southeast Aquatic Connectivity Assessment Project.  Following a two year effort involving staff from The Nature Conservancy and SARP and an advisory workgroup of over 50 people, these products are now available online [...]

By |February 18th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on SEACAP results complete!

Dennis Figg (SECAS Coordinator) wants to learn more about OCP in the South Atlantic LCC

OCP = organized conservation planning process...but wouldn't that be OCPP? South Atlantic LCC team: It is wonderful to have the opportunity to move from one great conservation position to another. I wasn’t quite done with the Missouri Department of Conservation, or rather, they weren’t quite done with me. The Missouri Comprehensive Conservation Strategy Version 1.0 [...]

By |January 20th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Dennis Figg (SECAS Coordinator) wants to learn more about OCP in the South Atlantic LCC

Watershed decision tool webinar series

Recently the USFWS Fisheries Program developed a watershed tool which with the intent of helping Fisheries target areas where resources could be allocated. The Fisheries' tool ranked 8 digit HUC watersheds based on a suite of variables. Among those variables are characteristics of impairment which the Fisheries Program has funding to address such as fish passage barriers, [...]

By |January 14th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Watershed decision tool webinar series