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Final report on using the South Atlantic Blueprint to improve integration between the natural and built environments

The American Planning Association (APA) has finished their report on using the South Atlantic Blueprint to improve the integration between the natural and built environments! This report is intended as a resource for both planners and conservation professionals, to help them better depict areas and actions of shared conservation interest near and within cities. This is the [...]

By |August 24th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Final report on using the South Atlantic Blueprint to improve integration between the natural and built environments

Third Thursday Web Forum: Fall products from SECAS

“The latest on fall products from SECAS: Goals and threats and other data, oh my!” with Rua Mordecai. Rua will provide an overview of the updates and new resources planned for the fall Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) update. These include: Progress toward an integrated ecosystem report card: What's the condition of the ecosystems of the South [...]

By |August 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Third Thursday Web Forum: Using the South Atlantic and Southeast Conservation Blueprints to inform your organization’s priorities

“Using the South Atlantic and Southeast Conservation Blueprints to inform your organization's priorities” with Hilary Morris and Rua Mordecai The South Atlantic and Southeast Blueprints have helped different conservation organizations inform their decision-making, fulfill policy requirements, and prioritize their work. You’ve probably heard several examples of those of success stories in presentations about the Blueprint—like [...]

By |July 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Third Thursday Web Forum: South Atlantic and Southeast Blueprint improvements

“Building better Blueprints: Improvements on the way for the Southeast and South Atlantic” with Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic Blueprint Join us for the May web forum to hear Rua discuss a few of the improvements in the works for the fall update of the Southeast and South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint. Improvements include integrated hubs and [...]

By |May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Third Thursday Web Forum: Using the South Atlantic and Southeast Conservation Blueprints to make your proposals more competitive

“Using the South Atlantic and Southeast Conservation Blueprints to make your proposals more competitive: A step-by-step guide” with Hilary Morris & Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic Blueprint The South Atlantic and Southeast Blueprints have helped people throughout the conservation community bring in new resources to fund land acquisition, management actions, and more.  You've probably heard several [...]

By |April 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Third Thursday Web Forum: Project results – Integration of at-risk and range-restricted species models and strategic conservation information into the Blueprint

“Project results - Integration of at-risk and range-restricted species models and strategic conservation information into the Blueprint” with Anne Chazal, Virginia Natural Heritage Program, and Jon Oetting, Florida Natural Areas Inventory The Blueprint is continually undergoing improvement and expansion so that it directly supports efforts to conserve current and future habitat for rare, at-risk, and [...]

By |March 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Want to help review a new greenways and trails indicator?

One important cultural resource that's not well captured in the Blueprint and State of the South Atlantic is greenways and trails. Creating a new indicator to cover them is a major recommendation for the Blueprint in an upcoming report from the American Planning Association. Plus, a number of you have been asking for better ways [...]

By |January 2nd, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Want to help review a new greenways and trails indicator?

A conservation blueprint for the nation?

SECAS Blueprint Version 1.0, with protected areas. Wouldn't it be great if the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint hooked into similar products across the entire United States? There's already a version that covers most of the South thanks to the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy Blueprint. Why stop there? There's now progress in the Northeast, [...]

By |April 25th, 2017|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on A conservation blueprint for the nation?

Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) coordination

Following the success of last fall’s SECAS Summit, the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) Lead Coordination Team met March 22-23 at the JC Ralston Arboretum in Raleigh to continue improvement and refinement of the SECAS Blueprint and to increase the diversity of engagement and participation in the SECAS initiative. The meeting included participation from Ed Carter, Director [...]

By |April 4th, 2017|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) coordination
  • Anna Read of the American Planning Association presents at the Urban Conservation Summit in Atlanta on September 21, 2016.

Improving indicators in urban areas for future versions of the Blueprint

For the past year, the American Planning Association (APA) has been working with the South Atlantic LCC to improve the Conservation Blueprint design near and within cities and identify opportunities and challenges to integrating local government green/blue infrastructure efforts with regional infrastructure approaches like the Blueprint. In September 2016, 25 planners and conservation professionals gathered in Atlanta to [...]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Improving indicators in urban areas for future versions of the Blueprint