South Atlantic LCC

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May 2012 Blog Posts (16)

SALCC Wins ECR12 Technology Award

Congratulations SALCC team!

Our Strategic Plan was the basis of our being awarded the Environmental Conflict Resolution 2012 (ECR2012) Award for Innovation in Technology-Enhanced Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution!! Technologically based development techniques, collaboration among a broad audience, effective teamwork and speed of consolidation/production were highlighted as reasons for our selection. The award was presented to the team by Dr. Anne Udall at the ECR2012…


Added by Marshall Williams on May 31, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

New addition to Conservation Science Staff

As of May 24th, Hilary Cole has joined the staff of the Cooperative. Hilary joins us as an intern (15 hours per week) in the Student Career Enhancement Program (SCEP). Hilary will be starting a Master's program in Natural Resources at NC State in August, and her research assistantship focuses on forest resilience to climate change. As an undergraduate she attended Duke University, majoring in Biology and Environmental Science & Policy with a certificate in Marine Conservation Science…


Added by Ken McDermond on May 31, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Refuge I&M RFP Available--proposals due June 13

The Southeast Region Inventory and Monitoring Network is requesting proposals targeting high priority refuge inventory and monitoring needs.  We have approximately $300,000 in FY12 dollars available to fund multiple projects.  Projects must be completed in one year as these are FY12 funds.  A final report of project deliverables will be due in September 2013. 


Proposals can be submitted by anyone.  Best if the project occurs on a refuge(s) and provides scientifically credible…


Added by Laurel Barnhill on May 25, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments

NWF Adopts Resolution in Support of LCCs

At the National Wildlife Federation's Annual Meeting last week, a resolution in support of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) was adopted.  The focus of the resolution is climate change adaptation, and among the clauses is support for LCCs. These resolutions are proposed by and voted on by the Federation's state affiliates and represent official National Wildlife Federation policy.

You can read the full resolution here:…


Added by Ginger Deason on May 24, 2012 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Land Conservation Data and Tools

  • What are the impacts of state land conservation efforts in Georgia?
  • How have voter-approved public dollars been spent in South Carolina?
  • What is the return on investment of conservation spending in North Carolina?
  • How can we make the case to increase Florida Forever funding?

The Trust for Public Land has developed a number of conservation research tools to help planners, researchers, and groups like the South Atlantic LCC, answer these…


Added by Becky Gallagher on May 24, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

New Positions open with LCCs and CSCs

Today is a busy day for positions opening with LCCs and CSCs! I received two emails about three different positions.

First, the NE Climate Science Center is hiring a Program Manager (Senior Research Fellow or Postdoctoral Fellow Level) that will be housed at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The application deadline is June 15th. Find more information…


Added by Ginger Deason on May 22, 2012 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Funding available for restoration projects in Gulf, estuaries

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Restoration Center and the Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant College Programs have announced a request for proposals for a grant competition to fund tidal hydrology restoration projects.


To be considered, projects must remove or modify human-built barriers (such as culverts, dikes, and dams) to restore historic tidal estuarine and freshwater exchange to benefit coastal and marine fisheries habitat. Projects also must be located from…


Added by Laurie Rounds on May 18, 2012 at 1:07pm — No Comments

New photos!

Spring brings red knots, willets, godwits and other shorebirds and seabirds to Cape Romain NWR, a 66,287-acre barrier island refuge on the Atlantic Coast.  Refuge staff were on hand with Patrick McMillan, the host of ETV's "Expeditions." was here with his film crew and his photographer Ed Pivorun, who captured a delightful array of images.  I've posted several so that you can enjoy them as well.  

Added by Raye Nilius on May 16, 2012 at 10:41am — No Comments

Report: The Impact of Drought on Coastal Ecosystems in the Carolinas


Supported by the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the NOAA Climate Program Office, Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Program, the State of Knowledge Report The Impact of Drought on Coastal Ecosystems in the Carolinas recently published by Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA) provides a synthesis and analysis of the peer-reviewed literature regarding drought impacts on coastal ecosystems in the Carolinas. The report centers on…


Added by Laurie Rounds on May 14, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Training Opportunity

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Training

July 31‐August 2, 2012

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Each Day



Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

6005 Bayou Heron…


Added by Janet Cakir on May 11, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments

New book series available focused on delivering ecosystem restoration training and process knowledge to laypersons and land manageers

The books,  "Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land" and "The Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land Workbook" are now available through book sellers, and directly from the publisher Island press.  Authors Steven I. Apfelbaum and Alan W. Haney have combined over 70 years of ecosystem restoration experience on thousands of projects throughout the world and many ecosystem types. The books layout a streamlined process that landowners, land…


Added by Steven I Apfelbaum on May 10, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

2012 RFP ready for distribution: pre-proposals 5/23

Hope everyone's having a good Friday. Just wanted to let you know that the 2012 request for proposals is now ready for distribution. Short and simple statements of interest are due by May 23. Please distribute this widely throughout the community. Feel free to …


Added by Rua Mordecai on May 4, 2012 at 10:19am — No Comments

Co-chair elected

I am pleased to announce that Marshall Williams, from the Department of Defense (DoD), is the new co-chair of the Cooperative! Marshall was elected to serve in this role during the monthly Steering Committee call on Wednesday. In this role Marshall will fill in for Mallory during Committee meetings, represent the…


Added by Ken McDermond on May 3, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Results from call with Cultural Resources Stakeholders

On Thursday April 26th, we held a call between LCCs in the Southeast and Cultural Resources Stakeholders.  The purpose of the call was to begin a dialogue with the cultural resource community to understand the challenges faced today and anticipated tomorrow, and to discover ways to work together.  We began the call with an overview of LCCs by Bill Uihlein so that participants could understand the context of our questions.  We learned that State Historic Preservation Offices,…


Added by Janet Cakir on May 2, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Another update on the Conservation Planning Atlas

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to give you all another update on our work with the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC to create a conservation planning atlas for Southeast LCCs.

In my last update I told you all about the team we have assembled to examine existing platforms that we may be able to build off of to create our atlas.  Based on our review, the following three platforms seemed most able to fit our needs: LC Map, Databasin and Landscope.  We scheduled webinars for the team…


Added by Amy Keister on May 2, 2012 at 8:16am — 7 Comments

Gulf Coast Happenings


There have been many exciting things happening across LCC boundaries in the Gulf of Mexico region. One cooperative effort that will take place in May is the Gulf of Mexico Climate Data and Scenarios Workshop. Development of this workshop has been a great example of how the LCCs provide a…


Added by Laurie Rounds on May 1, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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