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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

10 Facts to Know about the GCVA

August and September have been busy months for the GCVA as we prepare to send out the Standardized Index of Vulnerability and Value Assessment (SIVVA) to habitat and species experts within the next few weeks.  Here are 10 things to know before the SIVVA launch: We are assessing the vulnerability of 4 pilot habitats: mangroves, [...]

By |September 19th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on 10 Facts to Know about the GCVA

Brown Bags are back

The South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative’s (LCC) monthly Triangle Climate and Landscape Brown Bag will return in October, and with a fierce assemblage of climate-relevant organizations behind it.  In addition to coordination from South Atlantic LCC, three other organizations on North Carolina State University’s campus will also contribute to the event: the State Climate Office of North Carolina (SCONC), [...]

By |September 19th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Brown Bags are back

Science support/GIS position opportunity with the Peninsular Florida LCC and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Interested in providing science support for the Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative? There is currently a grant funded opening with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC): http://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-748473&... This is a part-time position working within FWC's Center for Spatial Analysis, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). Candidates with expertise in GIS and spatial analysis [...]

By |September 17th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Science support/GIS position opportunity with the Peninsular Florida LCC and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Webinar invitation: Learn about the Standardized Index of Vulnerability and Value Assessment

The Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment will be using the Standardized Index of Vulnerability and Value Assessment (SIVVA) to evaluate habitat and species vulnerability to changing conditions across the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.  Dr. Joshua Reece, one of the SIVVA creators, is giving a presentation about the assessment tool on September 4 from 12:00-1:00pm EDT.   This [...]

By |September 2nd, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Webinar invitation: Learn about the Standardized Index of Vulnerability and Value Assessment

Francis Marion recreation public meeting

On Saturday, August 16, the Francis Marion National Forest hosted another session of their ongoing series of topical meetings to engage the public in the current Forest Plan Revision.  This meeting covered prospective additions to wilderness areas, wild and scenic river designations, and possible expansion of recreational and cultural awareness activities.  At the outset, those [...]

By |August 30th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Francis Marion recreation public meeting

NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program update

Posted on behalf of Russ Beard: I would like to provide you with an update on the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program and highlight a few upcoming events. Science Plan We continue to develop the science plan, which will guide the Program’s activities in the long-term. We anticipate releasing the plan for public comment this [...]

By |August 20th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program update

Hot Topics – Summer 2014

Hot Topics Summer 2014 I wanted to post a note here to let you all know about a quarterly newsletter that the Southeast Regional Climate Change program has developed.  The newsletter, titled "Hot Topics", is intended to provide you with information related to climate change and its relation to management actions.  It will contain short [...]

By |July 31st, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Hot Topics – Summer 2014