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**CANCELLED** Third Thursday Web Forum – Improvements to the Simple Viewer for Blueprint 2.1

**The August web forum has been cancelled. Due to some technical difficulties and delays with contracting, the updates to the Simple Viewer are unlikely to be ready by August 18th. This web forum has been tentatively rescheduled for the October Third Thursday Web Forum slot, 10/20 at 10 am.** August 18th, 2016: “Improvements to the Simple Viewer: What’s [...]

By |August 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Third Thursday Web Forum – South Atlantic FUTURES urbanization model

June 16th, 2016: “The FUTURES model: An open-source tool for understanding where cities will grow in the future and how this will impact conservation efforts" with Derek Van Berkel, NC State University Center for Geospatial Analysis Increasing global population is accelerating urbanization and rapidly transforming natural systems to impervious built environments. Emerging development challenges include: where (and [...]

By |June 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Third Thursday Web Forum – Draft Blueprint 2.1 review and recommendations

May 19th, 2016: “Draft Blueprint 2.1 review and recommendations for the future” with Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic LCC Rua will provide an overview of the development of the next version of the Blueprint. He will highlight the indicator updates incorporated in Blueprint 2.1 and present a draft of Blueprint 2.1 for review. You'll have a chance to provide [...]

By |May 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Freshwater aquatic indicator revisions

The indicator testing and revision team is halfway though the process of revising the freshwater aquatic and waterscapes indicators. A few of these revisions are in pretty good shape and are ready for a broader set of folks to review: 1) Improved Riparian Buffer Indicator This new layer is finer scale, uses updated landcover, and [...]

By |December 7th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Freshwater aquatic indicator revisions

New LCC Network map available

The LCC Network has revised its map to better reflect LCC geographic areas. For example, the South Atlantic's boundary 200 nautical miles into the Atlantic Ocean at the end of U.S. waters was not previously reflected. Keep in mind that the little cutaway in Georgia between the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC and the South [...]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on New LCC Network map available

Ecosystem indicator revisions complete: Data access and next steps

Huge thanks to the more than 50 people from a diverse range of state, nonprofit, and federal organizations who were part of the ecosystem indicator testing and revision process. The revision process is now complete and the GIS layers for all the indicators are now up on the Conservation Planning Atlas. What's next? Later this month, [...]

By |February 4th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Ecosystem indicator revisions complete: Data access and next steps

2 week comment period for upland hardwood indicators

The Upland Hardwood Ecosystem Team now has recommendations for revisions to your cooperative's Upland Hardwood Indicators. These changes are now open for comment until December 22nd. You can either comment at the bottom of this post or email me directly (rua@southatlanticlcc.org) Here are the proposed changes to the Upland Hardwood Indicators: Index of upland hardwood [...]

By |December 8th, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on 2 week comment period for upland hardwood indicators

Indicator revisions: Marine this month

This month the indicator revision process will take on the marine ecosystem. Just like last month, the focus will primarily be on revising or replacing indicators that have clearly failed one of the practical criteria for indicators (They cannot be modeled based on current data and existing projects). As many of you that work in the [...]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Indicator revisions: Marine this month

2 week comment period for forested wetland Indicators

The forested wetland ecosystem team now has recommendations for revisions to your cooperative's forested wetland indicators. These changes are now open for comment until November 15th. You can either comment at the bottom of this post or email me directly (rua@southatlanticlcc.org) Here are the proposed changes to the forested wetland indicators: Index of forested wetland [...]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on 2 week comment period for forested wetland Indicators

Indicator revisions: upland hardwood this month

This month the Indicator revision process will take on the Upland Hardwood ecosystem. These have been really fun discussions and each ecosystem team usually ends up with ~ 10 - 15 people spread pretty evenly across the geography. Just like last month, the focus will primarily be on revising or replacing indicators that have clearly [...]

By |October 1st, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Indicator revisions: upland hardwood this month