South Atlantic LCC

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September 2013 Blog Posts (11)

Update on Blueprint workshops

As of right now, there are 131 people signed up for at least one of the Blueprint Workshops. If you're thinking about registering for one, now is a great time to do it. The registration deadline for the Raleigh Workshops is only a week away (Oct 7th).

If you've already registered, you can go to the workshop page to see who else is coming. There's a link right under the "Register now" button. Feel…

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Added by Rua Mordecai on September 30, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Cultural Resources Web Forum

Hi Everyone,

     On Oct 9 at 11:00AM EST, your South Atlantic LCC invites you to attend a web forum to hear about results from a survey of the cultural resource community, and the status of our new cultural resource indicators:  landscapes around National Register of Historic Places, and Longleaf Pine ecosystems.  

   This should be a fascinating discussion, here are some things we'll talk about...

  • The cultural resources community wants to partner…
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Added by Janet Cakir on September 27, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Predicting adaptive capacity in the face of climate change

One of the hardest things about preparing for climate change is trying to anticipate how much species will be able to adapt to changing conditions. There's was a really interesting paper recently in Global Change Biology that provides a nice model for how to do that. The paper is called "Incorporating adaptive responses into future projections of coral…

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Added by Rua Mordecai on September 20, 2013 at 11:35am — No Comments

2014 Global American South Conference: Call for Proposals

Cities, Rivers, and Cultures of Change: Rethinking and Restoring the Environments of the Global American South

The 2014 Global American South Conference is presented by The Center for Global InitiativesThe Center for the Study of the American South, and The Institute for the…

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Added by Lori Barrow on September 18, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments

SALCC Supports the Recovery of Sea Turtles

Sea turtle hatchlings have it hard, struggling down the beach to make it to the water.

 

Will they get stymied by a tire track in the sand? Some turtle hatchlings get confused by artificial lights and crawl away from the water, heading to parking lots where they die. Or maybe a crab,…

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Added by Lori Barrow on September 13, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Collaboration for Climate Change Adaptation: TACCIMO Supports Early Adopter National Forests

Early adopter national forests are beginning to assess and revise forest plans under the 2012 Planning Rule. Forest planners now face a new and immense challenge: integration of climate change into the national forest vision of collaboration and sustainability. Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center researchers collaboratively…

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Added by Lisa Jennings on September 9, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The US Forest Service Wants You to See Fall Colors – No Matter Where You Live

The U.S. Forest Service is urging people to get outdoors, spend time in rural communities and urban forests, and enjoy one of nature's most spectacular seasons with its Fall Colors 2013 campaign.

"America's public lands, particularly our national forests, are among the most spectacular venues to view the changes in fall colors," said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. "The Forest Service offers numerous resources…

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Added by Lori Barrow on September 9, 2013 at 10:20am — No Comments

Conservation Blueprint workshop registration now open

Registration is now open for the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint Workshops. Each of the one day workshops will be hands on and open to everyone. You'll be working in small groups with a number of GIS building blocks (e.g., SALCC indicator models, threat layers, etc) to build potential conservation blueprints for parts of the South Atlantic. So far more…

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Added by Rua Mordecai on September 3, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Visualization Helps Users “See” Tidal Flooding

Tides are the periodic motion between low water and succeeding high water due to changes in the attractive forces of the Moon and Sun upon the rotating Earth. At most places on earth, there are two high tides and two low tides a day.  Tides are a regular event on every coastline and their timing is predictable. Here along the Atlantic Coast, two high and low tides occur daily, with the incoming…

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Added by Lori Barrow on September 3, 2013 at 11:49am — No Comments

Draft Indicator Status Maps for Review and Discussion

You may have noticed that over the past few weeks we have been adding some new spatial data to the Conservation Planning Atlas.  These are draft datasets that support our early review draft of the State of the…

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Added by Amy Keister on September 3, 2013 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

20 Whys to Map Your (Land) Cover

As your South Atlantic LCC moves forward in the development of a shared conservation blueprint, understanding current land cover data, and how it is being used, will be vital to any person responsible for land management. Measuring these conditions and assessing how they are changing…

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Added by Lori Barrow on September 3, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments

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