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In development: Better predictions of future salt marsh habitat

Salt marsh in Core Banks, NC. Photo by John Buie/Flickr,  CC BY 2.0. Predicting where future salt marsh habitat will be, and how much we'll have, can be tricky. Over the last year or so, Amy and I have been working with Steve Hartley and Dan Stone from U.S. Geological Survey on improved [...]

By |May 8th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on In development: Better predictions of future salt marsh habitat

The Mega FUTURES project

Where will cities grow in the future? And how will this impact conservation efforts? By Derek Van Berkel, John B. Vogler & Ross Meentemeyer A growing concern for conservationists is the ongoing increase in global human population that is accelerating urbanization and rapidly transforming green landscapes to impervious built environments.  The emerging development challenge is: [...]

By |February 9th, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on The Mega FUTURES project

Looking for data on specific plants and herps

The South Atlantic project improving how the Blueprint incorporates range-restricted and at-risk species is making good progress. It's now looking for additional data on some species that haven't already been included in a report or database. See the message below from Anne Chazal, the project manager from Virginia Natural Heritage: --- For the 10 species [...]

By |December 7th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Looking for data on specific plants and herps

Third Thursday Web Forum

November 20th, 2014: "Modeling smart growth in the Southeast using SmartSLEUTH" with Monica Dorning, NCSU Center for Geospatial Analysis The next web forum will discuss the development and implementation of the SmartSLEUTH modeling framework. SmartSLEUTH is an open-source software package that augments the functionality of SLEUTH by including explicit representations of landscape patterns, human decisions, and smart [...]

By |November 20th, 2014|0 Comments