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March 16th, 2017: “The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy” with Cynthia Edwards (Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy Coordinator) and Rua Mordecai (South Atlantic LCC Science Coordinator)
Join us for an special edition of the Third Thursday Web forum for an overview of the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS). The dramatic changes sweeping the Southeastern United States — such as urbanization, competition for water resources, extreme weather events, sea-level rise, and climate change — pose unprecedented challenges for sustaining our natural and cultural resources. However, they also offer a clear opportunity to unite the conservation community around a shared, long- term vision for the future. SECAS is that vision. Through SECAS, diverse partners are working together to design and achieve a connected network of landscapes and seascapes that supports thriving fish and wildlife populations and improved quality of life for people across the southeastern United States and the Caribbean. Together, federal, state, non-profit and private organizations are coordinating their conservation actions and investments to focus on common goals.
SECAS was initiated by states of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies and the federal Southeast Natural Resource Leaders Group with support from Southeast and Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) the Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership, and the Southeast Climate Science Center. A key outcome of SECAS is a conservation blueprint for the Southeast and Caribbean that stitches together the conservation and restoration priorities of multiple LCCs in the region into one unifying map — a living spatial plan to make the SECAS vision a reality. Version 1.0 of the SECAS Blueprint was released in November 2016 and is available on the Southeast Conservation Planning Atlas.
In the March web forum, Rua and Cynthia will explain in more detail what SECAS is and how the Blueprint was put together. And of course, there will be plenty of time afterward for questions and discussion.
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