South Atlantic LCC

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March 2014 Blog Posts (8)

USGS Tools to Assess Nutrient Inputs to the Nation’s Estuaries and Great Lakes

Nutrient enrichment of our nation's streams, lakes, and estuaries is widespread and can contribute to harmful algal blooms, increasing costs for drinking water and causing declines in ecosystem health.

Maps and tables describing the major sources and watershed inputs of nutrients to the Great Lakes and estuaries along the Atlantic coast, Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific Northwest are now available …

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Added by Michelle Moorman on March 7, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Help Evaluate Your South Atlantic LCC

Hello South Atlantic LCC Community!

It’s hard to believe that just over a year ago your South Atlantic LCC requested feedback from you on how your Cooperative was meeting our goals and adhering to our guiding principles.

In support of our collective commitment to regularly evaluate the progress of the Cooperative, it’s time once again to ask your participation in…

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Added by Lori Barrow on March 7, 2014 at 11:31am — No Comments

Blueprint 1.0 - Now with Marine Priorities!

We have updated the Draft Blueprint 1.0 on the Conservation Planning Atlas (CPA).  This updated version includes the draft results from the Marine Blueprint Workshops.  The attendees of the Marine Blueprint Workshops are still providing information for this draft, but we wanted to make the current version available for your review and discussion.  We have also updated the draft Inland…

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Added by Amy Keister on March 7, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Updated Blueprint draft (now includes the open ocean)

There is now an updated draft of the Blueprint on the Conservation Planning Atlas. The biggest change is that the Blueprint now extends 200 miles into the ocean to cover the full LCC area in the Atlantic. Thanks to everyone that’s participated in the marine ‘virtual…

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Added by Rua Mordecai on March 7, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

How the Francis Marion NF is Taking a Landscape Approach to Resource Management

As the lead federal agency in natural resource conservation, the USDA Forest Service (USFS) has been a frontrunner in understanding, researching, and developing forward thinking policy directives to respond to the impacts of future change. This legacy continues in the recently enacted National Forest System 2012 Planning Rule that, for the first time in federal land management planning concepts, requires climate change be taken into account and supports an adaptive framework based on…

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Added by Lori Barrow on March 6, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

A Year of Landscape Conservation: 2013 Annual Repot now Available

Dear South Atlantic LCC Community,



The year 2013 proved to be another exciting and productive period for your South Atlantic LCC, and summaries of last year's…

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Added by Marshall Williams on March 4, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Connecting with landscapes beyond the South Atlantic

I am excited to report that your Cooperative’s shared Conservation Blueprint will connect to a much broader effort to build the conservation landscape of the future.  As you know, your Cooperative has already been working to integrate our conservation planning effort with those of the other LCCs in the southeast to support a Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy.  The South Atlantic and Peninsular Florida LCCs have already agreed to connect our respective blueprints by spring 2015 and…

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Added by Ken McDermond on March 4, 2014 at 3:47pm — No Comments

EcoAdapt Seeks Input on Water Resources and Climate Adaptation in the Southeast U.S.

EcoAdapt is undertaking a survey on how individuals and organizations are incorporating climate change into their work on water resources in the Southeast United States.

Many strategies exist to support climate-informed watershed and water resources management; some examples include increasing water supplies, improving flood protection, utilizing green infrastructure, and increasing water use efficiency.

If you have activities underway or can provide references, please consider…

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Added by Jessica Hitt on March 4, 2014 at 3:19am — No Comments

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