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Third Thursday Web Forum: The latest from the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy

“The latest from the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy: What to expect this fall” with Rua Mordecai, Science Coordinator for the Southeast and South Atlantic Conservation Blueprints In this web forum, Rua will preview what's coming next from SECAS this year. He'll go over some of the main Blueprint uses that Southeast Blueprint staff are focusing [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|0 Comments
  • Map of Southeast Blueprint 3.0

Southeast Conservation Blueprint Version 3.0 officially released

Shared from Rua's post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy blog Southeast Blueprint Version 3.0 identifies high value areas for conservation and restoration across the Southeast and Caribbean. Southeast Conservation Blueprint 3.0 data are now final and ready for you to use. The major improvements in this version include: Integration of new data from the Texas Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT): This fills in [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Southeast Conservation Blueprint Version 3.0 officially released

SECAS at the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) annual meeting

SECAS exhibit booth at SEAFWA. The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) was highlighted in several ways at the recent SEAFWA conference in Mobile, AL. Our exhibit table provided an excellent platform to show off some of the recent SECAS accomplishments, including: Update of the Southeast Conservation Blueprint to Draft Version 3.0 Discussion of [...]

By |November 9th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on SECAS at the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) annual meeting

Goal for Southeastern ecosystems approved by state wildlife agency directors

A couple of weeks ago, the directors of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) unanimously approved an explicit goal for Southeastern ecosystems. This was a high priority improvement in the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS). I've been talking about the steps leading up to this goal in my last few blog posts. [...]

By |November 9th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Goal for Southeastern ecosystems approved by state wildlife agency directors

The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina uses the Southeast Blueprint to identify their statewide priorities

Earlier this year, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in South Carolina started using the Southeast Blueprint to inform an update of their South Carolina Conservation Vision, which is their statewide map of conservation priorities. The state of South Carolina contains two different Blueprints---the South Atlantic Blueprint and the Appalachian NatureScape Merged Design. The Southeast Blueprint provided [...]

By |August 29th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina uses the Southeast Blueprint to identify their statewide priorities

Third Thursday Web Forum: Fall products from SECAS

“The latest on fall products from SECAS: Goals and threats and other data, oh my!” with Rua Mordecai. Rua will provide an overview of the updates and new resources planned for the fall Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) update. These include: Progress toward an integrated ecosystem report card: What's the condition of the ecosystems of the South [...]

By |August 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Aligning conservation capacity and need in the Southeast

Many of you are aware that Science Applications is the organizing home of LCCs within the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).  In the southeast region, Science Applications includes the South Atlantic, Peninsular Florida, Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks, and Caribbean LCCs.  Given continuing uncertainty about the status of LCCs in the federal budget, Science Applications in the [...]

By |March 9th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Aligning conservation capacity and need in the Southeast

2017 Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy symposium at SEAFWA annual conference

Version 2.0 of the SECAS Blueprint. The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) was featured last week at a symposium in conjunction with the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) annual conference in Louisville, KY.  The symposium, titled Aligning Actions for Success, focused on integration of State Wildlife Action Plan objectives into the SECAS [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on 2017 Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy symposium at SEAFWA annual conference

October coordinator’s update

We’ve started a new federal fiscal year still under the Department of the Interior’s directive to postpone steering committee meetings until further notice. We’re also under considerable uncertainty regarding future federal support of LCCs, and how or when that uncertainty might be resolved. Despite these uncertainties, we continue working to support, improve, and promote the [...]

By |October 4th, 2017|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on October coordinator’s update

A conservation blueprint for the nation?

SECAS Blueprint Version 1.0, with protected areas. Wouldn't it be great if the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint hooked into similar products across the entire United States? There's already a version that covers most of the South thanks to the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy Blueprint. Why stop there? There's now progress in the Northeast, [...]

By |April 25th, 2017|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on A conservation blueprint for the nation?