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May 2013 Blog Posts (14)

Draft Comprehensive Gulf Coast Restoration Plan Released

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council releases Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy



Added by Laurie Rounds on May 30, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Webinar Tomorrow: Impacts of melting glaciers on nutrient supply and coastal ecosystems of the northern Gulf of Alaska

We hope you can join us TOMORROW, Thursday, May 30 at 2:30 PM EasternJohn CrusiusResearch Scientist with USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program, aligned with Alaska Science Center, housed in Seattle at University of Washington School of Oceanography will present: "Impacts of melting glaciers on nutrient supply and coastal ecosystems of…

Added by Elda Varela-Acevedo on May 29, 2013 at 9:05am — No Comments

Climate Change and Tribal Communities

The United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET) is one of the largest inter-tribal organizations in the country. Collectively, USET represents twenty-six federally recognized Tribes at the regional and national level. Spanning from Maine, to Florida, and as far west at Texas, USET is dedicated to enhancing the…


Added by Lori Barrow on May 21, 2013 at 10:59am — No Comments

LCC Network Coordinator Position Vacancy Announcement

Doug Austen, the current Coordinator for the LCC Network, has accepted a position as Executive Director with the American Fisheries Society beginning this summer.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting applications for the LCC Network Coordinator position via USA Jobs at the following sites:  for merit promotion candidates; and…


Added by Ken McDermond on May 20, 2013 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Interior Appoints New Climate Change Advisory Committee

Colleagues –


On May 8, 2013, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the new Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (ACCCNRS).  ACCCNRS will advise on national direction for the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (…


Added by Elda Varela-Acevedo on May 20, 2013 at 11:03am — No Comments

Government Accountability Office Releases New Climate Change and Adaptation Study

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is conducting several climate change and adaptation-related studies at the moment. They recently released their study: "CLIMATE CHANGE: Future Federal Adaptation Efforts Could Better Support Local Infrastructure Decision Makers," that examines: 

1.     The impacts of climate change on roads and bridges, wastewater systems, and NASA centers; 

2.     The extent…


Added by Elda Varela-Acevedo on May 20, 2013 at 10:56am — No Comments

USDA Forest Service All Cultures Luncheon Highlights Outreach

The USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station recently hosted an All Cultures Luncheon to expand cultural awareness for Forest Service staff and collaborators in the Raleigh/Research Triangle Park (NC) area. Luncheon keynote speaker Victor Harris, publisher of Minority Landowner Magazine, highlighted the importance of “short and long term strategies for sustainable…


Added by Perdita B. Spriggs on May 14, 2013 at 12:28pm — No Comments

SALCC Indicator Species Research

Indicator species serve an indispensable purpose in conservation; they allow for monitoring of overall ecosystem health without actually having to measure every individual plant, animal, or function within the ecosystem. The ease of measurement and interpretation of biological indicators is what makes them so attractive to those involved in conservation, however, the process of deciding which species are best is not a quick one. Incorrectly picking and monitoring a poor indicator for an…


Added by Travis Seaborn on May 12, 2013 at 2:18pm — No Comments

The Climate Change Wildcard: Research Improves Odds for Sustaining Future Forests

As climate conditions change, tree species will have to “adapt, move, or die,” says Kevin Potter, a North Carolina State University scientist working with the USDA Forest Service Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center. Trees can and do move their ranges over time in response to changing environments, but the process…


Added by Stephanie Worley Firley on May 9, 2013 at 1:11pm — No Comments

SC Video Documentary Chronicles NRCS Conservation Work on Unique SC Island

by Amy Overstreet, SC NRCS Outreach Coordinator


The dynamic relationship between people and the land on a unique and pristine South Carolina island is chronicled in an award winning video documentary produced in partnership with the University of SC, Earth Sciences and Resources…


Added by amy overstreet on May 7, 2013 at 7:57am — No Comments

Socioeconomics and Ecosystem Services Update

The SALCC formed a small socioeconomics working group, the purpose of which was to identify the role socioeconomic science and techniques have to play in the work of the SALCC, and identify actions the SALCC should undertake in 2013.  The group seemed to gel around the idea that the niche for socioeconomics lies with the facilitation of conservation investment by non-traditional partners and recommended that the following be undertaken in 2013.


1. Perform a stakeholder…


Added by Janet Cakir on May 3, 2013 at 2:43pm — 1 Comment

SALCC Year 2 Operations Plan now available

Your Cooperative's Year 2 operations plan is now available.  This plan provides a high-level view of how our efforts will be focused over the coming 12-18 months.  This plan continues to tie directly to the mission and goals developed in our …


Added by Ken McDermond on May 3, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

National fish, wildlife & plants Climate Adaptation Strategy

On March 26th 2013, in partnership with State and Tribal agencies, the Obama Administration released the first nationwide strategy to help public and private decision makers address the impacts that climate change is having on natural resources and the people and economies that depend on them. Developed in response to a request by Congress, the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation…


Added by Ken McDermond on May 2, 2013 at 2:57pm — No Comments

The South Atlantic as a national hotspot for endemic species

I've always known that the South Atlantic was a major hotspot for endemic species. Just the aquatic endemism alone is amazing. I'd never looked too deeply into the data, though. When I was at the Appalachian LCC Steering Commitee Meeting last week, folks in that LCC were doing some serious bragging about the Appalachians as the major hotspot for aquatic endemism. Alright...bring it on!

I did a little looking into some data sets and…


Added by Rua Mordecai on May 1, 2013 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

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