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SECAS governance: Refining an organizational model to sustain collaborative conservation in the Southeast

Shared from Mallory’s post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy blog The SECAS initiative has achieved a noteworthy record of conservation accomplishment since its inception in 2011, including the Southeast Conservation Blueprint v.3.0, adoption of an overarching goal and step-down metrics, and successful completion of a number of symposia, workshops, and technical sessions advancing collaborative [...]

By |April 16th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on SECAS governance: Refining an organizational model to sustain collaborative conservation in the Southeast

*UPDATED* Spring Third Thursday Web Forum schedule now available

Spring has sprung, and you know what that means! It's time for every plant in the northern hemisphere to release a choking cloud of pollen designed to reduce the human race to a sniffy, sneezy mess! And also, there's a new set of Third Thursday Web Forum speakers to look forward to. Tune in on the [...]

By |March 11th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on *UPDATED* Spring Third Thursday Web Forum schedule now available

Hot off the press: User guides for the South Atlantic and Southeast Conservation Blueprints!

I'm so pleased to unveil a new resource to help you use the Blueprint---an online user guide! We made one for the South Atlantic Blueprint, to support grants and inform decisions in the South Atlantic geography. We also made a separate one for the Southeast Blueprint, for Blueprint uses that extend beyond the South Atlantic into [...]

By |March 7th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Hot off the press: User guides for the South Atlantic and Southeast Conservation Blueprints!

Next steps for the AFWA Landscape Conservation Working Group

Shared from Mallory's post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy blog The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) Landscape Conservation Working Group held a special session on Collaborative Landscape Conservation as part of the North American Fish and Wildlife Conference this week in Denver. This session followed an active year for the Working Group, [...]

By |March 7th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Next steps for the AFWA Landscape Conservation Working Group
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Addressing legal disincentives to sea-level rise adaptation in the South Atlantic

Flooding on N.C. 12 on Pea Island in Dare County. Photo courtesy of NCDOTcommunications/Flickr, CC BY 2.0. As local governments throughout the South Atlantic struggle to adapt to sea-level rise, they're faced with a number of legal challenges. I'm sure you can think of at least 1 regularly flooded coastal road where you [...]

By |February 22nd, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Addressing legal disincentives to sea-level rise adaptation in the South Atlantic
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Southeast Conservation Blueprint Version 3.0 officially released

Shared from Rua's post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy blog Southeast Blueprint Version 3.0 identifies high value areas for conservation and restoration across the Southeast and Caribbean. Southeast Conservation Blueprint 3.0 data are now final and ready for you to use. The major improvements in this version include: Integration of new data from the Texas Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT): This fills in [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Southeast Conservation Blueprint Version 3.0 officially released

4th National Climate Assessment – key messages for the Southeast

The 4th National Climate Assessment has been released by the Global Change Research Program. I’m including a summary of the key messages for the Southeast Region and some links below. Key messages for the Southeast: Southeastern cities are highly vulnerable to heat, flooding, and vector-borne disease (think mosquitoes borne diseases). In rural communities, more frequent [...]

By |December 17th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on 4th National Climate Assessment – key messages for the Southeast

*UPDATED* Winter 2018 Third Thursday Web Forum schedule

The government shutdown threw a wrench in our Third Thursday Web Forum lineup this winter. We've rescheduled the January talk for February and updated the flyer. Hope you'll join us! >>Click here for an interactive pdf of the flyer, with functioning links.

By |December 10th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on *UPDATED* Winter 2018 Third Thursday Web Forum schedule

Better regional depiction of military priority areas in development

Lately I've been helping the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS) improve the mapping of their priorities. SERPPAS is a six-state partnership comprised of state and federal agencies that promotes collaboration in making resource-use decisions supporting conservation of natural resources, working lands, and national defense. A big focus of the partnership is facilitating actions in [...]

By |December 7th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Better regional depiction of military priority areas in development

What is the status of the LCCs?

I’m often asked about the status of LCCs in general and about the South Atlantic LCC in particular, to which I usually reply, “they’re in transition.” While this transition is a continuing and evolving process, with different pathways in different parts of the country, I wanted to provide my perspectives on the status of the [...]

By |November 26th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on What is the status of the LCCs?