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April 2014 Blog Posts (13)

USDA Regional Climate Hubs 101

Hubs...hubs...hubs. All the hubbub about USDA regional hubs. You may have heard about the launch of the regional climate change hubs across the country, but may not know about it’s goals, activities, and how it fits in with other regional networks.…


Added by Lori Barrow on April 30, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Position Announcement: Gulf of Mexico Regional Coastal Training Program Coordinator

The Coastal Training Programs at the five Gulf of Mexico National Estuarine Research Reserves (Apalachicola in FL, Rookery Bay in FL, Weeks Bay in AL, Grand Bay in MS, and Mission-Aransas in TX) are searching for a candidate to serve as the Gulf of Mexico Regional Coastal Training Program Coordinator. 


The full-time Gulf Regional Coastal Training Program Coordinator will help the five Gulf Coast National Estuarine Research Reserves’ (NERRs) Coastal Training Programs  (CTP)…


Added by Whitney Gray on April 29, 2014 at 7:52am — No Comments

Florida Sea Grant/Florida Dept of Env Protection Fellowship Opportunity

Florida Sea Grant is administering a new fellowship called the Florida Coastal Office / Florida Sea Grant Fellowship. The fellowship is funded by the Coastal Office of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and it is designed to provide the selected candidate with experience working in state government for a year, with a possibility of extension to two years. The focus will be on working as a liaison with the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Governors’ Alliances on ocean and…


Added by Whitney Gray on April 24, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments

FWC Hiring Sea Turtle Researcher - Act Quickly!


  Broadband/Class Code: 19-1023-04

  Position Number: 77070354-51197823

  Annual Salary Range: $58,160.00 annually

  Announcement Type: Open Competitive

  City: St. Petersburg


  Pay Grade/ Pay Band: BB012



Added by Whitney Gray on April 16, 2014 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Does Carbon in Wetland Soils Go With the Flow?

Among the various providers of ecosystem services, forested wetlands might be the champions. With their sponge-like abilities, they supply and purify water, protect communities from flooding, offer habitat for diverse species, produce timber and other goods, and present many opportunities for recreation and general enjoyment. Hidden in wetland soils is another critically important benefit: storage of carbon that would otherwise enter the atmosphere as carbon dioxide (CO2), a…


Added by Stephanie Worley Firley on April 7, 2014 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Working with the Conservation Planning Atlas and Conservation Blueprint - Minding Where We Meddle

My grandmother, who had a way with words, once told me, “I love best the places where man has not meddled”. She really did not like it when people meddled.  She also told me that “city children knew nothing, absolutely nothing, about anything”.  By “city children” she meant me and the comment was inspired as she observed me failing to watch where I was going as I stepped on a mound of fire ants. 

As I think back on my grandmother’s words, I find I both agree and disagree with…


Added by Louise Vaughn on April 7, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Apps for Ocean Management and Conservation

This article was developed by the EBM Tools Network ( and published on …


Added by Lori Barrow on April 7, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Thanks for your help on Blueprint 1.0

I want to thank all of you who put your precious time, energy, and great thinking into creating this first version on the Blueprint. Whether it was filling out an online review, showing up to a workshop, serving on a team, or all three, every little bit you could give has been really helpful. Special thanks to all you super heroes who participated in just about everything! When you…


Added by Rua Mordecai on April 7, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Job opening: East Gulf Coastal Plain Joint Venture Science Coordinator

Interested in being a science coordinator for a large landscape conservation partnership? There's now a opening for a Science Coordinator at the East Gulf Coastal Plain Joint Venture. This is a great bird joint venture and, while relatively new (for a bird joint venture), they continue to grow and would be a great place to work.

Application deadline is April 30

Read the…


Added by Rua Mordecai on April 7, 2014 at 7:16am — No Comments

South Atlantic LCC Steering Committee Meeting Highlights

The South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative Steering Committee met at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield, Georgia on March 25-27, 2014 for its annual face to face meeting.  During the meeting the Committee reviewed the progress of the Cooperative over the past twelve months and set the direction for the next 12-18 months.  I am sharing the following highlights of this meeting on behalf of the Committee.

  • The Committee applauded completion of version 1.0 of…

Added by Ken McDermond on April 6, 2014 at 7:46pm — No Comments

Gulf Coast LCC Liaison/ Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment Coordinator

Hi SA LCC community!  My name is Amanda Watson, and I am the new Gulf Coast LCC Liaison/Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA) coordinator.  Before I provide new details on the GCVA, let me introduce myself.  I was born and raised in New Orleans and am excited to be working along the Gulf Coast where I have such great memories.  I attended college at Mississippi State where I received a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries and a M.S. in Agriculture.  My graduate research focused on…


Added by Amanda Watson on April 4, 2014 at 11:28am — No Comments

SARP Science and Data Committee Meeting Update

On February 19 and 20, the SARP science and data committee (SDC) met in Birmingham, Alabama.  Many topics were discussed including determining aquatic data gaps, providing products that are applicable to the states and the best way to engage the states, and how to function better as the SDC (roles and responsibilities).

With the standing up of the LCCs the past few years, SARP has had to readjust their role in the conservation landscape.  Instead of focusing as heavily on biological…


Added by Catherine T. Phillips on April 4, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Interactive Climate Change Resources from the Forest Service

Clear, engaging, and scientifically accurate climate education is the first step to incorporating climate change into natural resource management. In order to help bridge that gap, the USDA Forest Service Climate Change Resource Center has released a…


Added by Lori Barrow on April 1, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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