Blueprint Staff Blog

/Blueprint Staff Blog
­

New data on at-risk and range-restricted species now available

The large number of at-risk and range-restricted species in the South Atlantic are a critical part of our biodiversity. Many of the indicators are designed to incorporate their needs, but in testing a few years ago we noticed there were a few that seemed to be slipping through the cracks. Results of a follow-up project targeting some [...]

By |April 6th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on New data on at-risk and range-restricted species now available

New data on military priorities, greenways and trails, and water benefits of forest management coming soon

Preliminary look at the military training route dataset. In addition to the new data just posted on at-risk and range restricted species, there are a few other datasets we're hoping to make available to you in the next month or two. Military training routes: These areas are important for high speed, low altitude [...]

By |April 5th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on New data on military priorities, greenways and trails, and water benefits of forest management coming soon

SECAS: A model for collaborative conservation

Homepage of SECAS website at secassoutheast.org A special session on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) was presented last week at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Norfolk, VA.  The conference was held jointly with the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association.  This national meeting of two major conservation audiences [...]

By |April 4th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on SECAS: A model for collaborative conservation

Aligning conservation capacity and need in the Southeast

Many of you are aware that Science Applications is the organizing home of LCCs within the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).  In the southeast region, Science Applications includes the South Atlantic, Peninsular Florida, Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks, and Caribbean LCCs.  Given continuing uncertainty about the status of LCCs in the federal budget, Science Applications in the [...]

By |March 9th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Aligning conservation capacity and need in the Southeast

Short videos for explaining terrestrial and aquatic connectivity to the public

Here are couple of short videos that can help explain connectivity issues to a broad variety of folks: Aquatic diversity and connectivity in the South https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKif9iOYM6E Terrestrial connectivity in general https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cswQpkHiPOs

By |March 9th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Short videos for explaining terrestrial and aquatic connectivity to the public

TNC vs NFWF coastal resilience assessments

Barrier Islands in North Carolina | Credit: iStock There are a ton of coastal resilience assessments going on lately in the South Atlantic. There are two regional ones in particular that I get a lot of questions about: one by the Nature Conservancy and one by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Both [...]

By |March 9th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on TNC vs NFWF coastal resilience assessments

Spring 2018 Third Thursday Web Forum flyer

The next three months of Third Thursday Web Forum events are now available in this flyer! As always, this webinar series is held on the third Thursday of each month at 10 am. We hope you enjoy the topics lined up for March, April, and May! >>Click here for an interactive pdf of the flyer, with [...]

By |March 5th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Spring 2018 Third Thursday Web Forum flyer

City in Ontario installs underground frog crossings

Normally, discussions about road crossings for wildlife focus on large mammals. As most of you know, road traffic is also a huge source of mortality for amphibians and reptiles in the South. Here's a nice example from Canada of road crossings to designed specifically for them.

By |January 31st, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on City in Ontario installs underground frog crossings

Winter Third Thursday Web Forum schedule

I'm a little late with the web forum schedule this season since the December and January web forums were cancelled due to the holidays and staff travel. Here's the latest flyer for the upcoming Third Thursday Web Forums! We're kicking off the 2018 series in February this year with a virtual panel discussion on successful [...]

By |January 24th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Winter Third Thursday Web Forum schedule

2017 Annual Report available

The latest South Atlantic LCC annual report is now available! Check it out for a quick recap of your cooperative's accomplishments in 2017. Click here to access the pdf. You can always browse through past editions of the annual report here.  

By |January 24th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on 2017 Annual Report available