South Atlantic LCC

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March 2011 Blog Posts (6)

Communications Committee Charter Approved

Last week, the Steering Committee approved the Communications Committee Charter, and we're off to the races! The first order of business will be to add one or two new members, flesh out the…


Added by Stacy Shelton on March 18, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments

FY2011 SALCC RFP now ready for distribution

The FY2011 South Atlantic LCC request for proposals is now available for wide distribution. Thanks to everyone on the River and Streams and Aquatic Invasives website groups for helping to draft focus area #1 and 2. Please share this document with any individual or organization that might be interested in submitting a proposal. Proposals are due April 18. The RFP is available here:…


Added by Rua Mordecai on March 18, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Developing Strategic Focus - We Need Your Ideas!

The South Atlantic LCC is beginning to build the science framework and information base to support development of a comprehensive landscape scale adaptation strategy for natural and cultural resources. The Southeast Regional Assessment Project and the Optimal Conservation Strategies Project are integral to this effort. As this work continues, the LCC Steering Committee has decided to develop some areas of strategic focus. This is important to ensure that the LCC emerges as a relevant…


Added by Ken McDermond on March 18, 2011 at 11:01am — 2 Comments

SALCC Socioeconomic Adaptation Coordinator position advertised

The SALCC Climate Change Socioeconomic Adaptation Coordinator position is now up on USAJOBS and closes April 5. This position will be employed by the National Park Service and is going to be extremely important in helping to address the socioeconomic/culture resource aspects of the LCC. Their office will be right next to my and Ken's office in the NC Wildlife Resource Commission building in Raleigh.


Biologist (Climate Change Coordinator), GS-13/14:…


Added by Rua Mordecai on March 18, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Optimal Conservation Strategy Project

One of the biggest technical challenges the partnership faces is how to create decision-support tools for the LCC that integrate the various objectives of different partners. Sustaining natural and cultural resources sounds great on a mission statement but how we get that done is where the fun begins. That's why I'm particularly excited about the Optimal Conservation Strategy (OCS) Project. This project is designed to provide a technical framework to help guide strategic decisions for…


Added by Rua Mordecai on March 17, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

What are cultural resources?

Before I started as science coordinator, I certainly couldn't have answered that question. Over these last few months on the job, though, I've gotten a better feel for what cultural resources are and the many ways they influence conservation decisions. First, a definition: "Cultural resources are resources important to cultures". This is my favorite definition and the one given by Daniel Odess (Assistant Associate Director for Cultural Resources, National Park Service) at the most recent…


Added by Rua Mordecai on March 15, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

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