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NC Wildlife Action Plan & Web-based Spatial Modeling Tools Workshops To Be Held Spring 2017

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host several one-day workshops to introduce the 2015 NC Wildlife Action Plan and introduce two new web- based spatial modeling tools. A “Threats Assessment” tool and “Conservation Op- portunity Area” tool were developed to support the priority conservation actions described in the Plan. Register by visiting

The free workshops will include…


Added by Cindy Carr on March 20, 2017 at 2:41pm — No Comments

New PINEMAP Tools Help Foresters Plan for the Future

The PINEMAP decision support system (DSS) is a map-based collection of climate and forest productivity web tools designed to provide region-wide information on likely future climate risks, opportunities, and impacts on southern pine at a watershed-scale.

DSS tools transform output from PINEMAP research into a framework to allow professional foresters and clients to make informed land management decisions. An iterative process of interaction between…


Added by Heather Dinon Aldridge on December 17, 2015 at 2:12pm — No Comments

National Academies of Sciences release review of LCCs

You can view the full press release on the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) website.

As you may know, last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service asked the NAS to review the LCC program, at the…


Added by Hilary Morris on December 7, 2015 at 5:30pm — No 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…


Added by Rua Mordecai on December 7, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Looking for data on specific plants and herps

The South Atlantic project improving how the Blueprint incorporates range-restricted and at-risk species is making good progress. It's now looking for additional data on some species that haven't already been included in a report or database. See the message…


Added by Rua Mordecai on December 7, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Winter Third Thursday Web Forum schedule announced

For the last several years, your Cooperative has hosted a webinar series on the third Thursday of each month at 10 am, aptly called the Third Thursday Web Forum. Want to know what topics are lined up for the next three months?…


Added by Hilary Morris on December 7, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Using South Atlantic indicators to report on potential benefits of Wildland Fire investment

As you might remember, the Conservation Blueprint, ecosystem indicators, and the strong relationships you've all built in this region recently helped bring in some new money for prescribed fire (…


Added by Rua Mordecai on December 7, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Learn how to use the Simple Viewer in 5 minutes

Do you or someone you know want to use Conservation Blueprint 2.0? Does the thought of a “mapping portal” make you feel like beating your computer with a baseball bat? If so, don’t worry. There’s help. There are three ways you…


Added by Louise Vaughn on December 3, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Have you ever felt a sense of "solastalgia"?

This made it's way to my inbox a few weeks ago, so I thought I would share...

You can access the original article here from the BBC.

By Georgina Kenyon

November 2nd, 2015

Have you ever felt 'solastalgia'?

Ever feel unease that the natural environment around you…


Added by Janet Cakir on December 2, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New report assesses the impacts of emerging threats on Gulf coast species and ecosystems

Contact: Christina Meister,, (703) 358-2284

View/download the GCVA press…


Added by elliott.gregg on December 2, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Different perspectives from the new South Atlantic LCC coordinator

Hello everyone.  Greetings from the office of the South Atlantic LCC staff.  As your new LCC coordinator, I’m can report that I’m transitioning into the role with great anticipation.  For those of you who don’t know me, I left my position as Chief Deputy Director of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission at the…


Added by Mallory G. Martin on December 2, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Announcing--the LCC Network Conservation Science Plan!

I am very pleased to share with you the new LCC Network Conservation Science Plan. It has truly been a collaborative process to develop this science plan that identifies common science and technical priorities and practices that transcend individual LCC geographies in support of landscapes…


Added by Elsa Haubold on November 23, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Reflections on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy symposium

Wow--what an exciting SEAFWA conference! As you probably heard, the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies hosted its 69th annual conference earlier this week in Asheville, NC. The theme was "conserving large landscapes", and with…


Added by Hilary Morris on November 6, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Connecting actions to indicators: an update from the Duke team

For many conservation or resource management organizations, understanding how to measure the impacts of management actions is an important task and the South Atlantic LCC is no exception. The endpoints are clear--the Blueprint indicators-- so the task becomes modeling how management…


Added by Christy Ihlo on November 4, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Webinar: Navigating the Data Basin Platform - A Guided Tour (Nov 19, 1 pm EST)

Do you want to use the Conservation Planning Atlas, but haven't had a chance to explore it yet? Maybe a short introduction is all that stands between you and a world of great spatial data. Check out the Webinar "Navigating…


Added by Amy Keister on November 3, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Jekyll Island State Park Authority, Georgia, seeking research proposals to support native plant conservation

The Jekyll Island State Park Authority (JIA) is seeking proposals from highly-qualified applicants in response to the RFP available at the following link. Please consider and distribute to any prospects in your networks.

The impetus for this…


Added by Ben Carswell on October 6, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Virginia is for longleaf lovers

At times it’s difficult to work in the conservation field and not feel jaded. There is always so much to do and it's hard to measure our progress towards the end goal. When will we arrive at that future point we describe as sustainable, viable, and complete? Time is limited, decisions must…


Added by Louise Vaughn on October 6, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

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 it’s not.


Each federal, state and private organization that manages lands across our area…


Added by Amy Keister on October 5, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

South Atlantic LCC events at the 2015 SEAFWA conference

Are you attending the 2015 SEAFWA conference next month in Asheville, NC? If so, there will be plenty of opportunities to talk to South Atlantic LCC staff and get an update on the Conservation Blueprint. I think you'll find your cooperative is very well represented at this conference! Come find us at one…


Added by Hilary Morris on October 5, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Mallory Martin will be the new South Atlantic LCC Coordinator

On behalf of our chair of the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, I am pleased to announce that Mallory Martin has accepted the position of South Atlantic LCC Coordinator, effective Nov. 15, 2015. Mallory is retiring from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as the agency’s Chief Deputy…


Added by Rua Mordecai on October 5, 2015 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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