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February 2013 Blog Posts (9)

Identification of evolutionary hotspots across the SALCC - results

Greetings all, 

As we place the finishing touches on our final report, I wanted briefly (I can never be as brief as I should) share some of our major findings and conclusions.  We started this project back in October 2011 with the postdoc hire of Dr. John Robinson and over much of 2012 John synthesized genetic datasets and worked with the  USFWS Regional GIS Center.  …

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Added by Greg Moyer on February 25, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Aquatic Connectivity project kicks off

The South Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Assessment project kicked off with a team meeting in Atlanta in January.  This project aims to evaluate aquatic connectivity in the SALCC region by assessing barriers, primarily dams, for the potential ecological benefit that would be had by mitigating them through removal or other passage project.  The kickoff meeting provided the project team, consisting of members from SARP and The Nature Conservancy’s Eastern Division Conservation Science group,…

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Added by Erik Martin on February 14, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Report card time: Please help evaluate your Cooperative

Just about a year ago the SALCC completed a strategic plan to guide actions over three to five years.  Since that time the SALCC staff, steering committee, and many of you have been engaged in pursuing the mission and goals outlined in that plan.  I…

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Added by Ken McDermond on February 5, 2013 at 8:39am — No Comments

New Member of SALCC Staff

Hi everyone,

I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself as the newest member of the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative’s (SALCC) support staff. I join the Cooperative after recently moving from…

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Added by Lori Barrow on February 4, 2013 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Conservation Planning Atlas Nearing Release

Participants from your South Atlantic LCC have been steadily working with other LCCs in the Southeast on the pilot Southeast Conservation Planning Atlas (CPA) project.   Here is a sneak peak of the South Atlantic CPA home page.  The Atlas is scheduled to be released in March, so check back in next month to visit the live site!…

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Added by Amy Keister on February 4, 2013 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Fire, Fuels, and Climate: Science Resources to Keep Pace with a Changing World

Navigating and addressing the complex interactions of climate, fire and fuels management is not an easy task for forest planners and land managers to undertake within the southern US. On February 18th, Lisa Jennings, North Carolina State University, and Emrys Treasure, USFS,…

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Added by Lori Barrow on February 4, 2013 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Potential SALCC natural resource indicators going out for review

The South Atlantic LCC Indicator Selection Team has been busy discussing the indicators it will recommend for the terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems of the South Atlantic. After a number of one-on-one conversations and two online meetings, the team has identified a small list of potential indicators to go out for further expert review. That means everything's on schedule in the …

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Added by Rua Mordecai on February 4, 2013 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Integrating conservation planning across LCCs - ACF Basin example

The Apalachicola/Chattahoochee/Flint (ACF) River Basin lies within the states of Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. The South Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCCs share the majority of this system with a small section crossing into the Appalachian LCC. To ensure that conservation planning is consistent across this important river basin, an ad-hoc group representing the respective LCC steering committees worked through a simplified Structured Decision Making (SDM) process to determine…

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Added by Ken McDermond on February 4, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Southeast Climate Science Center to host spring seminar series

In case you're in the area, the Southeast Climate Science Center will be presenting a new spring seminar series entitled "Climate, Conservation and Corridors." Experts from the field will give four more exciting seminars on climate change and corridor science over the upcoming months focusing on conservation strategies in the face of climate change.

The next presentation "Conserving the Stage: Towards Resilient Landscapes in a Changing Climate" will take place on…

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Added by Lori Barrow on February 1, 2013 at 3:33pm — No Comments

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