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New report assesses the impacts of emerging threats on Gulf coast species and ecosystems

Contact: Christina Meister, christina_meister@fws.gov, (703) 358-2284 View/download the GCVA press release The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA), a comprehensive report that evaluates the effects of climate change, sea level rise and urbanization on four Gulf Coast ecosystems and 11 species that depend on them. The ecosystems are mangrove, [...]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on New report assesses the impacts of emerging threats on Gulf coast species and ecosystems

RESTORE Council releases Draft Initial Funded Projects List–and it includes the Strategic Conservation Assessment Proposal!

Big news from the RESTORE Council: they released the Draft Initial Funded Priorities List (draft FPL) for public comment. Among the $140 million in projects selected is the ~$1.9 million "Strategic Assessment of Gulf Coast Landscapes" proposal that was submitted through the Department of Interior (DOI). LCCs figure prominently in the conservation design work outlined in [...]

By |August 18th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on RESTORE Council releases Draft Initial Funded Projects List–and it includes the Strategic Conservation Assessment Proposal!

Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment public draft review

COMMENT PERIOD OPEN UNTIL JULY 19, 2015 In 2012, the Gulf Coast Prairie, Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks, South Atlantic, and Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperatives initiated the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA). The GCVA is the start of an iterative process to assess the vulnerability of the multitude of ecosystems and associated species they [...]

By |June 16th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment public draft review

The State of the South Atlantic is now available

At last, the State of the South Atlantic is now available! This assessment measures all of your Cooperative’s natural and cultural resource indicators and scores them on an A/B/C/D/F scale. It’s a snapshot in time that tells us how our lands and waters are doing today, setting the baseline for future assessments so we can start [...]

By |March 4th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on The State of the South Atlantic is now available

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!

State of the South Atlantic preview

Last month, I briefly previewed the upcoming State of the South Atlantic assessment. We’re still on track to release that by the Raleigh Blueprint workshops---and in fact, a small group of reviewers is looking at a draft right now. So, you’ll just have to wait a few more weeks for the big reveal! In the [...]

By |February 2nd, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on State of the South Atlantic preview