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The South Carolina Stream Conservation Planning Tool

Part of the Southeast Aquatic Resources Conservation Science and Practice Webinar Series, sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region. To see other webinars in this series, visit http://www.fws.gov/southeast/webinars/. The South Carolina Stream Conservation Planning Tool Wednesday, April 26, 10:00 am ET The South Carolina Stream Conservation Planning decision support tool provides users the [...]

By |April 26th, 2017|0 Comments

How a long-term collaborative effort with multiple partners helped restore and protect the integrity of a bottomland hardwood system on a dam regulated river

Part of the Southeast Aquatic Resources Conservation Science and Practice Webinar Series, sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region. To see other webinars in this series, visit http://www.fws.gov/southeast/webinars/. How a long-term collaborative effort with multiple partners helped restore and protect the integrity of a bottomland hardwood system on a dam regulated river Wednesday, [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Using full life cycle habitat requirements of sturgeon and mussels to develop and apply metrics for assessing flow changes in a regulated river

Part of the Southeast Aquatic Resources Conservation Science and Practice Webinar Series, sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region. To see other webinars in this series, visit http://www.fws.gov/southeast/webinars/. Using full life cycle habitat requirements of sturgeon and mussels to develop and apply metrics for assessing flow changes in a regulated river Wednesday, March [...]

By |March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Where has the grass gone? Factors impacting submerged aquatic vegetation bring together partners at Mattamuskeet NWR

Part of the Southeast Aquatic Resources Conservation Science and Practice Webinar Series, sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region. To see other webinars in this series, visit http://www.fws.gov/southeast/webinars/. Where has the grass gone? Factors impacting submerged aquatic vegetation bring together partners at Mattamuskeet NWR Wednesday, February 15, 10:00 am ET Lake Mattamuskeet is [...]

By |February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Landscape scale assessment of floodplain inundation frequency using Landsat imagery

Part of the Southeast Aquatic Resources Conservation Science and Practice Webinar Series, sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region. To see other webinars in this series, visit http://www.fws.gov/southeast/webinars/. Landscape scale assessment of floodplain inundation frequency using Landsat imagery Wednesday, January 11, 10:00 am ET In large river ecosystems, the timing, extent, duration and [...]

By |January 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Sound sheds light: How side scan sonar helps advance the aquatic conservation mission

Part of the Southeast Aquatic Resources Conservation Science and Practice Webinar Series, sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region Sound sheds light: How side scan sonar helps advance the aquatic conservation mission Wednesday, December 14, 10:00 am ET With access to low-cost, side imaging sonar and the development of tools and techniques [...]

By |December 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Update on Blueprint 2.1 progress

I'm really excited about the improvements in this next version of the Blueprint. Even though we're still in the middle of running models, there are a few things that already seem clear. Much better approach for urban open space: In the upland hardwood ecosystem, Blueprint 2.0 was only really capturing a few very large parks near [...]

By |April 1st, 2016|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Update on Blueprint 2.1 progress

Freshwater aquatic indicator revisions

The indicator testing and revision team is halfway though the process of revising the freshwater aquatic and waterscapes indicators. A few of these revisions are in pretty good shape and are ready for a broader set of folks to review: 1) Improved Riparian Buffer Indicator This new layer is finer scale, uses updated landcover, and [...]

By |December 7th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Freshwater aquatic indicator revisions

Third Thursday Web Forum

March 19th, 2015:  "Mechanisms of aquatic species invasions across the South Atlantic LCC" with Amy Benson, U.S. Geological Survey This project represents the first attempt to utilize the USGS Nonindigenous Species Aquatic database (NAS) to inform an LCC conservation blueprint. The NAS contains sightings records (i.e. presence-only) dating back to 1857 for 282 nonindigenous plant and animal [...]

By |March 19th, 2015|0 Comments

SEACAP results complete!

As the champagne corks popped to welcome in 2015, the SEACAP team had other reason to celebrate, as well: the completion of the Southeast Aquatic Connectivity Assessment Project.  Following a two year effort involving staff from The Nature Conservancy and SARP and an advisory workgroup of over 50 people, these products are now available online [...]

By |February 18th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on SEACAP results complete!