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Monitoring changes in wetland elevation on Southeast National Wildlife Refuges

Wetland ecosystems are critical for providing important ecological functions. For example, tidal marshes and coastal wetlands help in absorbing energy of storms and preserving shorelines, improving water quality in bays and estuaries, providing nutrients to marine food webs, and supplying critical habitat for both the reproduction of a suite of ocean species and for use [...]

By |October 6th, 2020|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Monitoring changes in wetland elevation on Southeast National Wildlife Refuges

Third Thursday Web Forum: Building adaptive capacity in a coastal region experiencing global change

**Please note that we’re using Zoom for this webinar instead of the usual connection information – please register in advance!** “Building adaptive capacity in a coastal region experiencing global change” with Mitch Eaton, Research Ecologist, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Join us for the second webinar in a Spring/Summer Science Series brought to you by [...]

By |May 21st, 2020|0 Comments

The Nature Conservancy’s Resilient Coastal Sites for Conservation in the South Atlantic

Marsh on Bulls Island at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in SC. Photo courtesy of the USFWS. Our coastal and estuarine environments are key areas to build and sustain resiliency in the face of climate change. These places provide important habitats for wildlife and provide vital ecosystem services like shoreline stabilization, water filtration, [...]

By |December 9th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on The Nature Conservancy’s Resilient Coastal Sites for Conservation in the South Atlantic

Third Thursday Web Forum: Predicting future salt marsh change along the South Atlantic coast

“Predicting future salt marsh change along the South Atlantic coast” with Daniel Slone, Research Ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey Wetland and Aquatic Research Center The South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint is a data-driven spatial plan that identifies priority areas for shared conservation action.  It incorporates information on current resources, and conservation plans based on terrestrial, [...]

By |October 17th, 2019|0 Comments

South Atlantic LCC-funded study that produced beach birds indicator published earlier this year

Earlier this year, Dr. Betsy von Holle and her colleagues published a study in the Journal of Wildlife Management about the effects of sea-level rise on coastal nesting species. The paper is open access, so you can read it for free here: https://wildlife.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jwmg.21633. The study shows that sea-level rise is increasing the vulnerability of the [...]

By |July 10th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on South Atlantic LCC-funded study that produced beach birds indicator published earlier this year
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Addressing legal disincentives to sea-level rise adaptation in the South Atlantic

Flooding on N.C. 12 on Pea Island in Dare County. Photo courtesy of NCDOTcommunications/Flickr, CC BY 2.0. As local governments throughout the South Atlantic struggle to adapt to sea-level rise, they're faced with a number of legal challenges. I'm sure you can think of at least 1 regularly flooded coastal road where you [...]

By |February 22nd, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Addressing legal disincentives to sea-level rise adaptation in the South Atlantic

Sea-level rise impacts in Atlanta: New national predictions of SLR migrants

One of the more interesting, and hard to predict, impacts of sea-level rise is how people are going to respond to it. Sure, there will continue to be local actions like living shorelines, hardening, and elevating buildings, but people are also very mobile. How many people might leave coastal areas entirely and where might they go? [...]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Sea-level rise impacts in Atlanta: New national predictions of SLR migrants

Third Thursday Web Forum

October 16th, 2014:  "Dealing with sea-level rise in Blueprint 2.0" with Rua Mordecai, Science Coordinator, South Atlantic LCC To explain how Blueprint 2.0 will integrate the threat of sea level rise, Rua will walk through an explicit example linking sea-level rise projections to a subset of your cooperative's coastal indicators. Instructions for Instant Net Conference (visual): [...]

By |October 16th, 2014|0 Comments

Webinar watch: Modeling and abating the impacts of sea-level rise on five estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico

Laura Geselbracht of the Nature Conservancy and the mangrove team lead for the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment will be presenting a webinar on Modeling and Abating the Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Five Estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico. The webinar is Wednesday, October 1 at 3pm EDT.  The webinar link and conference line [...]

By |September 29th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Webinar watch: Modeling and abating the impacts of sea-level rise on five estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico

10 Facts to Know about the GCVA

August and September have been busy months for the GCVA as we prepare to send out the Standardized Index of Vulnerability and Value Assessment (SIVVA) to habitat and species experts within the next few weeks.  Here are 10 things to know before the SIVVA launch: We are assessing the vulnerability of 4 pilot habitats: mangroves, [...]

By |September 19th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on 10 Facts to Know about the GCVA