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New climate change and sea turtles project

Several years ago, the South Atlantic LCC funded a project to link long-term survey data for four species of sea turtle, three species of shorebird, five species of seabird, and two beach mouse species to maps of coastal sea-level rise vulnerability to understand the effects of sea-level rise on population viability and socioeconomic resources. I'm happy [...]

By |October 5th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on New climate change and sea turtles project

Say it like you mean it

Choosing short and sweet indicator names in the State of the South Atlantic was a challenging exercise. Shakespeare tells us in Hamlet that “brevity is the soul of wit”—well, it’s also the soul of clear and understandable plain language writing. Who wants to slog through “percent impervious cover by catchment” when “impervious surface” will communicate the [...]

By |July 7th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Say it like you mean it

Please review altered beach indicator (beach & dune ecosystem)

One bit of unfinished business from the beach and dune indicator revisions was creating the GIS layer for altered beach. A version is now up on the Conservation Planning Atlas. Please take a look and if you have any comments or suggested changes (including hardened structures you think were missed) put them in the comments below [...]

By |August 4th, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Please review altered beach indicator (beach & dune ecosystem)