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September 2014 Blog Posts (9)

The South Atlantic Goes to Washington

Two weeks ago, the Department of Interior's National Climate and Energy Task Force invited the LCC Network and…

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Added by Hilary Morris on September 30, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Conversing in Conservation

The other day I was talking to a friend, an entomologist, about the under-appreciation of insects and reptiles. As we lamented over the lack of love for those that creep, crawl, pollinate, and break down the messier parts of life, my friend commented, “it’s too bad so many people assume any snake or spider they see is poisonous.” Noting her slip, I tried not to sound condescending as I corrected her and replied, “You mean venomous.” She looked at me, drawing her eyebrows together in…

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Added by Louise Vaughn on September 29, 2014 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Implementing the National Climate Adaptation Strategy

Many of you are already familiar with The National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy, but the latest Progress Report focused on implementation is a hot-off-the-press development!  As…

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Added by Hilary Morris on September 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Webinar Watch: Modeling and Abating the Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Five Estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico

Laura Geselbracht of the Nature Conservancy and the mangrove team lead for the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment will be presenting a webinar on Modeling and Abating the Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Five Estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico.

The webinar is Wednesday, October 1 at 3pm EDT.  The webinar link and conference line information are provided below. To learn more about the project, read the…

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Added by Amanda Watson on September 29, 2014 at 11:25am — No Comments

Return of the Blueprint in Action

October is my favorite month of the year.  I love knowing that the leaves are starting to change back in the beautiful Western North Carolina mountains where I was born.  I love the crisp smell in the air when I ride my bike to work in the morning.  I love the exploding market for all things pumpkin spice…

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Added by Hilary Morris on September 29, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

10 Facts to Know about the GCVA

August and September have been busy months for the GCVA as we prepare to send out the Standardized Index of Vulnerability and Value Assessment (SIVVA) to habitat and species experts within the next few weeks.  Here are 10 things to know before the SIVVA launch:

  1. We are assessing the vulnerability of 4 pilot habitats: mangroves, oyster reefs, tidal emergent marsh, and barrier islands.
  2. We are assessing the vulnerability of …
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Added by Amanda Watson on September 19, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Brown Bags are Back

The South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative’s (SALCC) monthly Triangle Climate and Landscape Brown Bag will return in October, and with a fierce assemblage of climate-relevant organizations behind it.  In addition to coordination from SALCC, three other organizations on North Carolina State University’s campus will also contribute to the event: the State Climate Office of North…

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Added by Sarah Wiener on September 19, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Science Support/GIS Position Opportunity with the Peninsular Florida LCC and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Interested in providing science support for the Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative?

There is currently a grant funded opening with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC):…

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Added by Lisa Thompson on September 17, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Webinar Invitation: Learn about the Standardized Index of Vulnerability and Value Assessment

The Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment will be using the Standardized Index of Vulnerability and Value Assessment (SIVVA) to evaluate habitat and species vulnerability to changing conditions across the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.  Dr. Joshua Reece, one of the SIVVA…

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Added by Amanda Watson on September 2, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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