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Where are my protected lands?

Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know about some tips and exciting new updates about how to access, use, and view protected areas within our South Atlantic LCC geography. Knowing where protected lands are is extremely important.  One might think finding region-wide, accurate, and regularly maintained data sets representing protected lands is easy, but [...]

By |October 5th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Where are my protected lands?

Save the date: North Florida Marine Science and Big Bend Science Joint Symposia

Please join us for the North Florida Marine Science and Big Bend Science Joint Symposia! When:  Thursday, January 28th-29th, 2016 Where:  Cedar Key Community Center, Cedar Key, Florida The North Florida Marine Science Symposium will be held in Cedar Key this year in conjunction with the Big Bend Science Symposium in celebration of the newly formed [...]

By |September 17th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Save the date: North Florida Marine Science and Big Bend Science Joint Symposia

Updating the Simple Viewer: Minimal is big

Prepare yourself: it’s coming. Following the release of Conservation Blueprint 2.0, next month (August 2015) we will present the second generation of the Simple Viewer. This new viewer will display Blueprint 2.0, which uses indicators for terrestrial, freshwater, and marine environments to produce a totally data-driven prioritization at a 200 meter resolution. Faster and leaner, the [...]

By |July 7th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Updating the Simple Viewer: Minimal is big

Say it like you mean it

Choosing short and sweet indicator names in the State of the South Atlantic was a challenging exercise. Shakespeare tells us in Hamlet that “brevity is the soul of wit”—well, it’s also the soul of clear and understandable plain language writing. Who wants to slog through “percent impervious cover by catchment” when “impervious surface” will communicate the [...]

By |July 7th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Say it like you mean it

Southeast Resilient Landscapes Fund uses indicator to select focus area in the Greater Pee Dee

Many of you may remember that one of your cooperative's landscapes indicators (resilient biodiversity hotspots) is based on The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Terrestrial Resilience Project. The new Southeast Resilient Landscapes Fund recently used the same information to select three focus areas (including the Greater Pee River area) for supporting land protection projects. It's great to [...]

By |June 11th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Southeast Resilient Landscapes Fund uses indicator to select focus area in the Greater Pee Dee

Spread the word – five reasons to attend a Blueprint workshop

South Atlantic staff need your help to turn out the conservation community for the upcomingBlueprint 2.0 workshops! Want to see who's signed up so far? Follow this link... If you see any gaps, please spread the word and recruit your colleagues! Here's five reasons you can give to attend a Blueprint 2 .0 workshop: The [...]

By |February 5th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Spread the word – five reasons to attend a Blueprint workshop