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August 2012 Blog Posts (19)

Meeting with the Southeastern State Historic Preservation Offices

We had a fantastic meeting with the South Eastern State Historic Preservation Officers and some of their staffs (SHPOs).  The meeting began with a presentation about LCC, why they are being established and their mission.  This set the stage for a workshop where we broke out into groups of approximately 7 and brainstormed questions about ways we can work together and our respective roles in conservation of cultural resources.  I learned a tremendous amount about SHPO organizations and walked…


Added by Janet Cakir on August 31, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Update on indicators and targets

Lots of great things will be happening over the next few months related to natural resource indicators and targets for your cooperative:  

  • The synthesis of existing natural resource plans is almost done. Check out Hilary's post for the latest results from that effort. 
  • The next …

Added by Rua Mordecai on August 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Francis Marion National Forest Plan Revision Process - Input Requested

As Forest Service Liaison to the South Atlantic LCC, I recently attended the Francis Marion National Forest Plan Revision Kick-Off Meeting in Columbia, SC. In this meeting not only did I share with the forest staff information about the…


Added by Ginger Deason on August 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Updated indicator spreadsheet--last chance to suggest sources!

Over the last month, I expanded our natural resource indicator spreadsheet to include new sources.  I'm almost finished, but I'm still very interested in your input--so please let me know within the next two weeks (by 9/14) if you have any new sources to suggest!  So far, the spreadsheet contains all of the indicator sources either on our initial list or suggested…


Added by Hilary Morris on August 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Cool Video - 131 Years of Global Warming in 26 Seconds

If you've never checked out Climate Central before to see all the cool and up-to-date info they have on climate change, now is the time. I just found a neat video that covers the past 131 years of global temperature change in just 26 seconds- perfect for my attention span! (Spoiler alert - it gets hotter!)

You can see the video…


Added by Ginger Deason on August 29, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Partnership for Gulf Coast Lands Conservation 3rd Annual Meeting

On August 21st, I attended the 3rd annual meeting for the Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The Partnership, formed with assistance from the Land Trust Alliance, is a coalition of land conservation organizations and trusts working across the 5 Gulf States. Following the tragedy of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, land conservation…


Added by Laurie Rounds on August 29, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Forest and Grassland Carbon Course for Land Managers Now Available

Forest and Grassland Carbon in North America: a short course for land managers is now available on DVD and online through the USDA Forest Service Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC). The course features 15 presentations that provide public and private land managers with information on the science,…


Added by Stephanie Worley Firley on August 29, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

GOMA All Hands Meeting Presentations Now Online

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance has posted presentations from the 2012 All Hands Meeting on their website. The annual meeting was held in Corpus Christi, TX from June 19-21 and provides a good overview of Alliance activities and regional priorities. The presentations can be access from an online agenda.

Added by Laurie Rounds on August 29, 2012 at 9:25am — No Comments

Alaska Experiences – Reminders in Climate Change Research

This past July the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) hosted their once a year summer school program.  However, even for our hosts at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), the July 2012 program offered something new and different.  This year was the first year that the IARC summer school was sponsored by the Alaska Climate Science Center (CSC), but it was also the first year that the summer school topic was about the applications of downscaling.  Specifically the focus was on…


Added by Adrienne Wootten on August 23, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Post Doc positions at Colorado State in Climate Change

two post doctoral position at Colorado State University for work related to the Department of Interior North Central Climate Science Center. One pertains to “regional climate change scenario planning for resource management”, the other on “climate change adaptation and resource management decision making research”.


Applicants should go to

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Added by Whitney Gray on August 21, 2012 at 10:02am — No Comments

Sentinel Landscapes Project

Greetings, fellow SALCC members.  I'm new to the Cooperative and want to let you know about this exciting project now underway:

Please feel free to contact me if you'd like additional information.  Thank you!


Don Belk

Added by Donald R. Belk on August 17, 2012 at 11:45am — No Comments

North Inlet Reserve in South Carolina Hosts Award Winning Research on Sea Level


This summer Dr. James Morris, director at the Baruch Institute at the University of South Carolina, received the 2012 Merit Award of the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) for his long term research at the North Inlet Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve on coastal wetlands response to sea level rise.


The award recognized his outstanding piece of original research, "Response of…


Added by Laurie Rounds on August 16, 2012 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Drought and Carolina Coastal Ecosystems

NIDIS Pilot Project Scoping Workshop: Coastal Carolina Ecosystems…


Added by Ryan Boyles on August 15, 2012 at 11:23am — No Comments

Please read if you are monitoring or doing research in the Albemarle Sound region

Albemarle Pamlico National Estuary Program (APNEP) has partnered with United States Geological Survey (USGS) North Carolina Water Science Center and are working on a four-year demonstration project in the Albemarle Sound region.

1. It is a monitoring data collection effort with the goal of cataloguing monitoring and research programs relevant to the Albemarle Sound and its tributaries. The area of interest includes the Albemarle Sound, lower Chowan and Roanoke, Currituck Sound,…


Added by Michelle Moorman on August 9, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Recently Released Report on Climate Change Impacts on Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Ecosystem Services

Drs. Michelle Staudinger and Shawn Carter from the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center are members of the steering committee and writing team, which consists of over 60 contributors from federal agencies, academia, and NGOs, to the recently released “Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services Technical input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment” report. The report consists of seven chapters that cover the latest research and findings on climate change impacts on…


Added by Robin O'malley on August 9, 2012 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Cultural Resources Priorities

Hi Everyone,

I am working on a plan to learn what priorities various landscape level cultural resource stakeholders have in the South Atlantic LCC.  The plan involves reaching out to two large national cultural heritage corridor organizations (The Gullah Geechee and the South Carolina Corridor), the State Historic Preservation Offices, The Catawba tribe, and some non-profits working on the landscape scale.  Last month Ginger Deason and I attended the Guullah Geechee Commission meeting…


Added by Janet Cakir on August 2, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Private Landowner Dialogue

On July 26th four SALCC Steering Committee members met with representatives from five large forest landowners who have property interests within the SALCC geography. The purpose of this dialogue was to begin a conversation about mutual interests. Several themes emerged from this discussion. First was the land owner’s interest in having natural resource organizations recognize the value of their lands (as currently managed) to conservation of species, habitats, and ecosystem services. Second,…


Added by Ken McDermond on August 1, 2012 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Natural resource indicators spreadsheet

As Rua mentioned in his blog post, synthesizing the existing information on natural resources indicators is my main project this summer as an intern with your cooperative.  I'm currently compiling into a spreadsheet all the indicators recommended or used by various conservation groups, expert conferences, management plans, and agencies across the South Atlantic.…


Added by Hilary Morris on August 1, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Setting natural resource indicators and targets

I know a number of you have been wondering when your cooperative was going to identify measurable indicators and targets for natural resources. How will we all collectively measure success? How will your cooperative build off of all the existing plans to find a unifying set of measures we can all rally behind? What are those indicators and targets that will paint a compelling picture of the future of the…


Added by Rua Mordecai on August 1, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

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