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April 2013 Blog Posts (10)

Restoring healthy salt marshes and oyster reefs across the South Atlantic

This year, two of the South Atlantic LCC’s stakeholders: the Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership (SARP) and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Restoration Center have invested more than $175,000 to restore habitat in the southeastern United States. Through these projects, shorelines along the South Atlantic coast will be enhanced or restored by planting native wetland and aquatic plants and establishing or repairing oyster reefs. Working together, these…


Added by Lori Barrow on April 30, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Cross-LCC coordination round-up

There are a lot of folks out there working to make sure what we're doing as conservation community in the South Atlantic is adding up to something bigger. This would be a really long post if I highlighted everyone. And that's just the folks and efforts I know about. So, I wanted to quickly highlight a few…


Added by Rua Mordecai on April 30, 2013 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Summary Report Charts Changes for Southern Forests Futures

Earlier this year, the U.S. Forest Service and the Southern Group of State Foresters published the Southern Forest Futures Project Summary Report. This report condenses findings from a comprehensive 17-chapter Technical Report to be published later this summer on the Southern Forest Futures Project (SFFP).

The SFFP is a…


Added by Lori Barrow on April 25, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

New video from NASA: Earth from Orbit in 2012

NASA's fleet of Earth-observing satellites constantly circle the globe, giving us invaluable information about everything from our weather and climate, to the way we use our land, to the air we breathe.

This video takes a look back at the best views of planet from space in 2012 and highlights some of the newest satellites in the fleet (including the versatile Suomi National Polar-orbiting (NPP) satellite, a partnership between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric…


Added by Lori Barrow on April 23, 2013 at 12:48pm — No Comments

It may be a noisy spring this year!

Throughout portions of the South Atlantic region, the periodical cicadas, known as the Magicicada Brood II, have been quietly living underground since roughly 1996 (17 years!).

This upcoming month this quiet existence should break as masses of these unusual insects emerge from their…


Added by Lori Barrow on April 23, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment Recorded Webinar Series


The Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA) Steering Committee held a series of webinars for project team members from Jan. 17th to Feb. 27th. The purpose of these webinars was to share information about several ongoing projects that support the goal of the GCVA to provide a better understanding of the effects of climate change, sea level rise, and land use change on Gulf Coast ecosystems and their species. Below is information about the presentations given during each webinar…


Added by Laurie Rounds on April 22, 2013 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Introducing Your South Atlantic Conservation Planning Atlas

I am pleased to announce that the South Atlantic Conservation Planning Atlas is available for your use.  We presented the Atlas to your Steering Committee on March 19 and now the site is live and just waiting for a visit from you!  We have added several key data layers and will be adding more as they become available.  Below is a picture of one of those data layers, but instead of looking at it here, why not see it…


Added by Amy Keister on April 1, 2013 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Passing the Gavel

In serving as your Steering Committee Chair for the SALCC, I have been surprised numerous times by the level of accomplishment achieved by this fledging partnership. When we began, the concept of landscape conservation across multiple jurisdictions and resources was a new approach, and no one was quite sure how things would work out. However, just in the last year, a number of significant accomplishments highlights the value and importance of this approach (…


Added by Mallory G. Martin on April 1, 2013 at 2:09pm — No Comments

New NOAA-LCC National Liaison

Recently, NOAA's Climate Adaptation Team was charged with assessing NOAA’s involvement in Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) with a focus on increasing coordination and support for NOAA’s engagement in the LCC network. To further support this engagement effort, NOAA has announced that Laurie McGilvray will start a 1-year assignment in May 2013 in the newly established position of NOAA-LCC National Liaison.

Laurie is currently with NOAA's Office of Ocean and…


Added by David Brown on April 1, 2013 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Your South Atlantic LCC's 2012 Annual Report is now available

Your South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative's annual report for 2012 is now available! This document provides a comprehensive summary of the work accomplished by your cooperative in 2012 in efforts to further our mission of creating a shared blueprint for landscape conservation actions that sustain natural and cultural resources. …


Added by Lori Barrow on April 1, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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