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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

Florida Sea Grant has several open scholarship and fellowship opportunities!

All of the details can be found on this web page in regard to the Guy Harvey Scholarship, the Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, the National Marine Fisheries Service Fellowships (2), and the NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship: https://www.flseagrant.org/students/scholarships/ I also recommend that if students want to keep abreast of new opportunities – jobs, internships, scholarships and fellowships [...]

By |January 8th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Florida Sea Grant has several open scholarship and fellowship opportunities!

SGCN and priority species lists available, part of NC Wildlife Action Plan 2015 Revision

An early part of the NC Wildlife Action Plan 2015 revision process was to update the list of Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN), often referred to as priority species.  The revision effort included evaluation of our review method and developing new ranking criteria that could be applied to eight taxonomic groups: amphibians, birds, crayfish, [...]

By |December 10th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on SGCN and priority species lists available, part of NC Wildlife Action Plan 2015 Revision

SARP Releases 10-year anniversary report highlighting conservation successes

A new 10-year Anniversary Report highlights the achievements of a decade-long regional effort in the Southeastern United States, led by the Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership (SARP), to preserve globally significant aquatic species and the habitats they need to survive before they are lost forever. In 2004, 14 state fish and wildlife agencies signed a Memorandum of [...]

By |December 4th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on SARP Releases 10-year anniversary report highlighting conservation successes

Hot Topics – Southeast Regional Climate Change Fall Newsletter is now available

Hot Topics is a quarterly newsletter that the Southeast Regional Climate Change program has developed. We hope that the LCC staff and partners might find it useful. Please see it linked to this post and contact us with your feedback. We also are looking for your conrtibutions in the form of short or long articles, [...]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Hot Topics – Southeast Regional Climate Change Fall Newsletter is now available

Webinar: NOAA-led RESTORE Act draft Gulf Science Plan

On Thursday November 11th from 11:00-12:00 pm EST and again on Wednesday December 3rd from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST, Dr. Roger Helm (Senior Science Advisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife [FWS] and former NRDA science lead for DOI on the DWH spill) will present a webinar providing an overview of the NOAA-led RESTORE Act Science Program’s recently [...]

By |October 31st, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Webinar: NOAA-led RESTORE Act draft Gulf Science Plan

Student positions: Wildlife Ecologist and GIS Technician

The USGS, FWS, GCPO LCC, and other partners are working to identify explicit biological objectives for conservation target species that are representative of sustainable Gulf habitats and, for a subset of those species, link these biological objectives to habitat characteristics that can be influenced by/considered in restoration efforts.  We anticipate hiring two students, a Wildlife Ecologist (MS) and [...]

By |October 28th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Student positions: Wildlife Ecologist and GIS Technician

Webinar watch: Modeling and abating the impacts of sea-level rise on five estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico

Laura Geselbracht of the Nature Conservancy and the mangrove team lead for the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment will be presenting a webinar on Modeling and Abating the Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Five Estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico. The webinar is Wednesday, October 1 at 3pm EDT.  The webinar link and conference line [...]

By |September 29th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Webinar watch: Modeling and abating the impacts of sea-level rise on five estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico