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Third Thursday Web Forum: Clarifying science needs for Southeastern grasslands

**Please note that we’re using Zoom for this webinar instead of the usual connection information – please register in advance!** “Clarifying science needs for Southeastern grasslands: The Piedmont, Coastal Plain, and beyond” with Dwayne Estes, Southeastern Grasslands Initiative; Jennifer Cartwright, U.S. Geological Survey; and Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic and Southeast Conservation Blueprints Join us for [...]

By |June 18th, 2020|0 Comments

Piedmont prairie survey going out to sample of the general public

Suther Prairie in NC is an example of a wet prairie. Photo courtesy of Southeastern Grasslands Initiative. Thanks to some great progress in the Piedmont, the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative is piloting an approach for measuring public perceptions of grasslands right here in the Piedmont. There will be questions related to what people think [...]

By |May 4th, 2020|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Piedmont prairie survey going out to sample of the general public

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

New short videos on Piedmont prairies ready to share

I've always been a sucker for the Piedmont. It's constantly overlooked in favor of the mountains and the coast. It's an underdog with a really interesting and poorly understood ecological history. The fact that most people don't know what the Piedmont used to look like is limiting conservation action in the Blueprint and is a [...]

By |February 5th, 2020|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on New short videos on Piedmont prairies ready to share

New South Atlantic report on threats to ecological systems

As you probably have noticed, most of the discussion about ecosystems within your Cooperative has been about the broad ecosystem types (Forested wetland, Marine, Upland hardwood, etc). Are there specific, finer-scale ecological systems that might fall through the cracks looking at such broad ecosystems? This new report assesses threats to the 72 terrestrial ecological systems [...]

By |February 4th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on New South Atlantic report on threats to ecological systems