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Third Thursday Web Forum – The evolution of the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint

As your cooperative gears up for another round of Blueprint workshops in March, April, and early May of 2017, Rua will review how the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint has evolved since Blueprint 1.0 was released in 2014. He will explain the process of developing the latest iteration of the Blueprint, Version 2.1, and provide an overview of how [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Virginia is for longleaf lovers

At times it’s difficult to work in the conservation field and not feel jaded. There is always so much to do and it's hard to measure our progress towards the end goal. When will we arrive at that future point we describe as sustainable, viable, and complete? Time is limited, decisions must be made with [...]

By |October 6th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Virginia is for longleaf lovers

South Atlantic LCC events at the 2015 SEAFWA conference

Are you attending the 2015 SEAFWA conference next month in Asheville, NC? If so, there will be plenty of opportunities to talk to South Atlantic LCC staff and get an update on the Conservation Blueprint. I think you'll find your cooperative is very well represented at this conference! Come find us at one of these great [...]

By |October 5th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on South Atlantic LCC events at the 2015 SEAFWA conference

Two new projects to improve the Blueprint and remove barriers to action

If you were at the Blueprint 2.0 workshops, you probably remember talking about barriers to action in Blueprint areas. You might also remember pointing out places where the Blueprint priorities made sense to you and other places where they didn't. If you were on an Indicator Revision Team, you probably remember pointing out issues with [...]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Two new projects to improve the Blueprint and remove barriers to action

Simple Viewer updated with Conservation Blueprint 2.0 – explore your Blueprint!

Your cooperative has updated the Simple Viewer with Blueprint 2.0. It’s faster, leaner, and shows the status of indicators within your areas of interest. The updated Simple Viewer allows you to see how much of Blueprint 2.0 priority areas, ecosystems, and indicators are within specific sub-watersheds or marine lease blocks. You can also see how well indicators are doing within [...]

By |August 3rd, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Simple Viewer updated with Conservation Blueprint 2.0 – explore your Blueprint!

Headlines and highlights from the South Atlantic LCC Steering Committee meeting June 2-4, 2015

I wish to express many thanks to the South Atlantic LCC Steering Committee members and the LCC staff for the excellent discussions, presentations and BIG THINKING at last week’s Steering Committee meeting in Glen Allen, Virginia from June 2-4. Together, I thought the Steering Committee hit on a number of important topics that will help [...]

By |June 10th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Headlines and highlights from the South Atlantic LCC Steering Committee meeting June 2-4, 2015

Draft Blueprint 2.0 now ready for review: Comments Due 5/26

Good news, everyone! A new draft of Blueprint 2.0 is now ready for review. Please submit your comments by 5/26. This will be the last review draft before the Steering Committee meets in early June to approve a final version. Post-workshop improvements For those of you that reviewed an earlier draft of Blueprint 2.0 at [...]

By |May 5th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Draft Blueprint 2.0 now ready for review: Comments Due 5/26

Blueprint 2.0 Data Gallery tour

While you review the draft Blueprint 2.0, you may be interested in digging in and exploring the data that forms the foundation of the Blueprint. Let’s take a quick tour of the Blueprint 2.0 data gallery, where you can find the underlying spatial data. Of course, the most important thing that you will find in [...]

By |May 5th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint 2.0 Data Gallery tour

Raleigh Blueprint 2.0 workshops rescheduled due to winter weather

Last winter, a series of iconic pictures--snapped on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh as commuters left work early in the face of oncoming snow--ignited the imagination of amateur photo-editors everywhere. WRAL, the local news station, even posted a photo gallery of all of the amusing shots called "Attack on Glenwood Avenue". It featured everything from the [...]

By |February 19th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Raleigh Blueprint 2.0 workshops rescheduled due to winter weather

Does everybody know what time it is?

TOOL TIME!  BLUEPRINT WORKSHOP TIME!  Almost, that is. The venues are all booked.  All the staff's GIS workstations--and those of basically everyone we know--are smoking as they power through Zonation runs of ecological indicator data.  Deep deliberation is underway about the relative merits of ordering sandwich platters to each location vs. going offsite for lunch [...]

By |January 27th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Does everybody know what time it is?