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A changelog for the Southeast Blueprint

We've added something new to the release of Southeast Blueprint 4.0---a changelog. As always, we like to borrow best practices from the tech world to make the Blueprint more useful. A changelog is an easy-to-read document that captures the significant changes made in each version of a project or software program. So, the Southeast Blueprint [...]

By |November 7th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on A changelog for the Southeast Blueprint
  • Mallory reviews the draft of Southeast Blueprint 4.0 with Gordon Myers (Executive Director of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission) and Ed Carter (Executive Director - TN Wildlife Resources Agency)

SECAS at the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA)

Gordon Myers (Executive Director of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission) and Ed Carter (Executive Director of the TN Wildlife Resources Agency) review the draft of Southeast Blueprint 4.0. The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) was featured prominently at the recent SEAFWA conference in Hilton Head, SC. Most notably, a half-day symposium attended by [...]

By |November 7th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on SECAS at the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA)
  • Map of Draft Southeast Blueprint 4.0

Southeast Blueprint 4.0 finalized

Southeast Blueprint Version 4.0 is now finalized! It was presented and reviewed at the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) annual meeting a couple of weeks ago. Since no one raised any concerns or caught any mistakes, it's officially ready to use. We made lots of great improvements this year, including: Fixed the [...]

By |November 7th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Southeast Blueprint 4.0 finalized
  • Estimated percent change in indicator over 4 years based on most recently available data.

Report on recent trends in Southeastern ecosystems now online

Shared from Rua’s post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy blog Estimated percent change in indicator over 4 years based on most recently available data. You may remember that, last year, SECAS officially adopted a goal of a 10% or greater improvement in the health, function, and connectivity of Southeastern ecosystems by 2060. One of the [...]

By |October 28th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Report on recent trends in Southeastern ecosystems now online
  • Map of Draft Southeast Blueprint 4.0

Draft Southeast Blueprint 4.0 now available

Shared from Rua's post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy blog Draft Southeast Blueprint 4.0 identifies important areas for conservation and restoration across the Southeast and Caribbean. This year’s draft update of the Southeast Conservation Blueprint is now up and ready for you to explore. We made lots of great improvements this year, [...]

By |October 28th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Draft Southeast Blueprint 4.0 now available

Come see your South Atlantic Blueprint staff at the 2019 Land Trust Rally

Join your South Atlantic Blueprint staff at the 2019 Land Trust Alliance Rally! Land trusts play an important role in helping sustain our nation’s natural and cultural resources, and we're excited to attend and participate in workshops over this two-day event in Raleigh, NC. I will present with representatives from other organizations like The Nature [...]

By |October 11th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Come see your South Atlantic Blueprint staff at the 2019 Land Trust Rally

Fall Third Thursday Web Forum lineup now available

We've lined up speakers for the next three Third Thursday Web Forums. As always, these webinars are held on the third Thursday of each month at 10 am Eastern time! We'll take December off for the holidays, so this will take us into the new year. >>Click here for an interactive pdf of the flyer, [...]

By |September 10th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Fall Third Thursday Web Forum lineup now available
  • Piedmont prairie at Mason Farm in Chapel Hill, NC

New partnership focused on Piedmont prairies

Piedmont prairie at Mason Farm Biological Reserve in Chapel Hill, NC. Photo by Rua Mordecai. More and more people seem to be talking about Piedmont prairies lately. It's another ecosystem that has gone through huge declines, but is starting to come back---thanks to the work of many dedicated people throughout the Piedmont. With [...]

By |September 4th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on New partnership focused on Piedmont prairies

Recent trends for forested wetland birds

This is a sneak peek at the draft report titled Recent Trends in Southeastern Ecosystems: Measuring progress toward the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) Goal. Forested wetland birds is one of the 12 indicators covered in the report. There's more background about the goal on the SECAS website. Forested wetland birds Species trend data for [...]

By |September 4th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Recent trends for forested wetland birds

Guess some trends in Southeastern ecosystem indicators

I've been having a great time synthesizing recent trends in Southeastern ecosystem indicators. It's part of this year's report on progress toward the SECAS 10% goal, which is a major part of the upcoming symposium at SEAFWA this fall. There are lots of interesting results that you'll hear about soon. In the meantime, here's a [...]

By |August 12th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Guess some trends in Southeastern ecosystem indicators