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  • 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

Don’t miss the SECAS goal symposium at SEAFWA!

The fall SEAFWA annual conference is right around the corner: October 27-30th in Hilton Head, SC. The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) will be featured in multiple ways throughout the meeting. If you're planning to attend, you won't want to miss the special symposium on the SECAS goal called "The SECAS 10% Goal: How Do [...]

By |August 8th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Don’t miss the SECAS goal symposium at SEAFWA!

NFWF Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is hosting a webinar next month about their new Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund.  It aims to increase the resilience of coastal communities within federally declared counties impacted by hurricanes Florence and Michael and wildfires in 2018 (as well as Typhoon Yutu, but that's not as relevant to the [...]

By |August 6th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on NFWF Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund
  • Map of Southeast Blueprint 3.0

Southeast Blueprint improvements in the works this year

Here are a few improvements we're working on getting into the next update of the Southeast Conservation Blueprint. These improvements will be particularly helpful when you want to use the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint, but your questions also include areas it doesn't fully cover. We're hoping to have a draft of Version 4.0 of the [...]

By |July 12th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Southeast Blueprint improvements in the works this year