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Third Thursday Web Forum: Perspectives on prescribed fire management in longleaf

**Please note that we’re using Zoom for this webinar instead of the usual connection information – please register in advance!** “Perspectives on prescribed fire management in longleaf pine ecosystems: The context of landscape transformation and anthropogenic climate change” with John Kupfer, University of South Carolina Join us for the final webinar in a Summer Science [...]

By |July 16th, 2020|0 Comments

Piedmont prairie video now official selection of the 2020 Longleaf Film Festival

You might remember the short videos on Piedmont prairies I wrote about a few months ago. As part of an effort to spread the word beyond the usual suspects, we submitted the short version of the video to the Longleaf Film Festival. The festival highlights short and feature-length documentary and narrative films with a connection [...]

By |May 4th, 2020|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Piedmont prairie video now official selection of the 2020 Longleaf Film Festival

Habitat suitability maps for at-risk herpetofauna species in the longleaf pine ecosystem

New data release! Gopher tortoise is one of five at-risk herps modeled in new habitat suitability maps. Through a massive, collaborative effort with Federal, State, and other partners, we have completed range-wide habitat suitability models (also called species distribution models) for five at-risk species of herpetofauna associated with the longleaf pine ecosystem. These [...]

By |February 4th, 2020|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Habitat suitability maps for at-risk herpetofauna species in the longleaf pine ecosystem

New study shows longleaf corridors increase plant diversity

This figure from the paper shows one of 10 experimental landscapes from the study, each containing a center fragment that is either connected or unconnected to peripheral fragments of open longleaf pine savanna surrounded by dense pine plantations. Photo credit: Google Earth 2019. So much connectivity work is about finding ways for large [...]

By |January 10th, 2020|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on New study shows longleaf corridors increase plant diversity

Third Thursday Web Forum: Impacts of prescribed fire and longleaf restoration on water supply in the Southeast

“Increasing water production at the source: Impacts of longleaf pine savanna restoration in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Basin (GA, FL, AL)” with Dennis Hallema, Hydrologist with the Southern Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service Pressure on water resources in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) Basin has increased over the past few decades as a result of urbanization and [...]

By |August 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Newly revised & digitized range map of southeastern pine savannas and woodlands

For the first time, we have produced a digitized and newly revised range map of longleaf and slash pine savannas and woodlands across the Southeast. This range map incorporates the latest information on the geographic variation among pine savanna and woodland communities, which will be critical for prioritizing regional conservation, restoration, and management strategies. To [...]

By |August 1st, 2018|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Newly revised & digitized range map of southeastern pine savannas and woodlands

Third Thursday Web Forum: Tracking prescribed fire and monitoring fire effects

October 19th: “Keeping track of the impacts of fire on open pine ecosystems in the South Atlantic LCC: An update on development of a common database for tracking fire and development of fire effects monitoring protocols in the South Atlantic LCC” with Rickie White, NatureServe This webinar will provide an update on a South Atlantic LCC-funded [...]

By |October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

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

Using South Atlantic indicators to report on potential benefits of Wildland Fire investment

As you might remember, the Conservation Blueprint, ecosystem indicators, and the strong relationships you've all built in this region recently helped bring in some new money for prescribed fire (click here to read the original post about it). Now it's time to start using the indicators to report back on impacts. It takes a few [...]

By |December 7th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Using South Atlantic indicators to report on potential benefits of Wildland Fire investment

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