Quick project summary
Develop a framework to help partners identify how natural and cultural resources will be vulnerable to future change (climate, urban growth) and where to take action to sustain those resources across the South Atlantic LCC
Species, ecosystems, ecosystem services, socioeconomic and cultural resources
Prototype GIS maps depicting priority places, actions, and potential times for actions to sustain natural and cultural resources in the face of future change
- NEW! To read the latest update on December 1st from Rua’s blog click here
- NEW! An 18 minute video on the project for the Appalachian LCC Science Needs meeting is embedded below
Phase 1 – Develop an initial prototype (Done)
January – April 2011 : Initial structuring of objectives with small planning group representing the various resource perspectives of SALCC partners
May 3-5 2011 : Workshop in Auburn with small planning group to structure draft objectives and potential strategies to meet those objectives.
- To read an update from Rua’s blog on the meeting click here
- To read a detailed summary of the meeting click here
Phase 2 – Develop a functional prototype (Done)
Mid-late June 2011 : Online workshop with expanded planning group to evaluate and build on the results of the Auburn workshop.
June 16 2011: Presentation to SALCC steering committee
June – July 2011: Data development/modeling/analysis
August 6 2011: Presentation at Ecological Society of America
Phase 3 – Refine prototype (In progress)
Summer – Fall 2011: Refine prototype with technical groups.
December 2011: Final Report on prototype. Identification of next steps for model refinement. Prototype GIS maps depicting priority places, actions, and potential times for actions to sustain natural and cultural resources
How you can get involved
Join the SALCC website to stay informed. We will notify website members of opportunities to get involved with this project in the near future.
To read a more detailed (although a little outdated) description of the project (which starts on page 31) click here
View the presentation given during the June 2011 Steering Committee call
If you don’t see the embedded presentation below or would like to view a full screen version click here