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The Blueprint in Action…the sequel

Now announcing the 2014 Labor Day Sales Event here at the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative!  You can test-drive the Blueprint for no money down and just $0 a month, with only 0% APR.  You heard me, folks—you’re not going to find a better deal, and that’s a promise.  For a limited time only, you'll [...]

By |August 26th, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on The Blueprint in Action…the sequel

When it rains, it pours…and increases soil erosion potential in a changing climate

Anyone who has seen a gully carved by water flowing over land or a muddied creek following a rainstorm has witnessed soil erosion. Beyond its messiness, water-caused soil erosion can have far reaching impacts. When nutrients and organic matter in soils are washed away, decreased soil fertility affects food production, sediment entering streams and rivers [...]

By |June 30th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on When it rains, it pours…and increases soil erosion potential in a changing climate

2014 a bumper year for longleaf pine cone crops

This story originally featured in CompassLive, the online science magazine of the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS). Regional summary for U.S. Southeast available by Zoё Hoyle, SRS Science Delivery Group Dale Brockway, research ecologist for the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS), recently published his yearly summary of projected longleaf pine cone [...]

By |June 25th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on 2014 a bumper year for longleaf pine cone crops

The Calhoun Experimental Forest: A legacy of erosion and the future of sustainability

From surface to core, the Earth’s radius is almost 4,000 miles, but only the uppermost sliver of that rocky expanse, called the critical zone, sustains life. This zone extends from the base of weathered rock to the treetops, and includes water, soils, vegetation, and animals. A new study, led by Duke University and funded with [...]

By |May 29th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on The Calhoun Experimental Forest: A legacy of erosion and the future of sustainability

How the Francis Marion National Forest is taking a landscape approach to resource management

As the lead federal agency in natural resource conservation, the USDA Forest Service (USFS) has been a frontrunner in understanding, researching, and developing forward thinking policy directives to respond to the impacts of future change. This legacy continues in the recently enacted National Forest System 2012 Planning Rule that, for the first time in federal [...]

By |March 6th, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on How the Francis Marion National Forest is taking a landscape approach to resource management