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Third Thursday Web Forum: Improvements for the 2020 update to the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint

"Improvements for the 2020 update to the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint” with Rua Mordecai, Coordinator, Southeast and South Atlantic Conservation Blueprints Tune in to learn about the indicator updates and other Blueprint improvements that are planned for the next version of the South Atlantic Blueprint! A draft of this update will be released for review [...]

By |March 19th, 2020|0 Comments

South Atlantic indicator improvements in the works

As you probably know by now, we're always working on ways to improve the South Atlantic Ecosystem Indicators. With a South Atlantic Blueprint update on the horizon for next year, we're putting some extra focus on those indicator improvements. We have a prioritized list of things to work on based on feedback from Blueprint users [...]

By |December 6th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on South Atlantic indicator improvements in the works
  • Estimated percent change in indicator over 4 years based on most recently available data.

Report on recent trends in Southeastern ecosystems now online

Shared from Rua’s post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy blog Estimated percent change in indicator over 4 years based on most recently available data. You may remember that, last year, SECAS officially adopted a goal of a 10% or greater improvement in the health, function, and connectivity of Southeastern ecosystems by 2060. One of the [...]

By |October 28th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Report on recent trends in Southeastern ecosystems now online

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

Blueprint 2.2 release

South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint 2.2 Your Conservation Blueprint 2.2 data are now final and ready for you to use to inform conservation decisions across the South Atlantic! Rua's blog from last month provided a great summary of the major improvements in this latest Blueprint update, which include updated indicator data, a new marine birds [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Blueprint 2.2 release

Collaborative study offers insight on protecting valuable coastal resources based on “tipping points” for indicator species

News from the North Atlantic LCC: A new paper published by a team of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Ocean & Coastal Management synthesizes existing information on ecological thresholds related to environmental changes -- including sea-level rise and coastal storms -- for 45 species of coastal fish, [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Collaborative study offers insight on protecting valuable coastal resources based on “tipping points” for indicator species

Identification of Gulf of Mexico ecosystem indicators using an ecological resilience framework

Tuesday, August 29, 1 pm US EDT/10 am US PDT/5 pm UTC Identification of Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Indicators using an Ecological Resilience Framework by Kathy Goodin of NatureServe. Resource managers must monitor ecologically appropriate indicators to effectively evaluate the performance of their activities and to guide adaptive management. To support indicator monitoring efforts, we [...]

By |August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Draft of Blueprint 2.2 now available

A draft of Blueprint 2.2 is now available on the Conservation Planning Atlas. Visit the Blueprint 2.2 Data Gallery to explore all the indicators used to create this version of the Blueprint. Here are a few of the improvements in this latest version: Large improvements in the marine priorities - One of the known issues [...]

By |March 9th, 2017|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Draft of Blueprint 2.2 now available
  • 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

Third Thursday Web Forum – Longleaf pine management: Modeling increased water availability from prescribed fire

October 20th, 2016: “Longleaf pine management: Modeling increased water availability from prescribed fire” with Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic LCC The South Atlantic LCC has been collaborating with U.S. Forest Service hydrologists to predict increased water availability resulting from longleaf pine management. This is part of a larger effort to make proposals to national programs from the South Atlantic region [...]

By |October 20th, 2016|0 Comments