Setting a course for a sustainable landscape
With the holiday season, I expect to be asked about what I'm doing and what I'm studying. However, the acronym soup of GIS, NID, NHD, WBD will get eyes to glaze over faster than a third helping of turkey. The problem I'm trying to solve involves two data sets, both of which represent the network of streams and rivers of the US. The first high resolution data set (NHD) can be used to identify the locations of some 60,000 dams. The second coarser resolution data set (NHDPlus) contains flow…Continue
Added by John Cobb on November 30, 2012 at 2:18pm — No Comments
This week Rua and I, along with Lisa Garrett our new Steering Committee member for the National Park Service, attended a meeting to think through metrics of ecosystem services. The meeting was convened to support the National Sustainability Atlas that the EPA is developing to house information and…Continue
Added by Janet Cakir on November 30, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Now that the year is winding down, and the rush of the conservation objective workshops is over, I would like to take a moment to introduce myself and explain my role in the SALCC. While the majority of my day job is as the Deputy Project Leader at the Panama City Field Office for USFWS, I am also serving the SALCC as a newly established aquatic liaison. As aquatic liaison, I am performing collateral duty, not representing my agency, but instead serving the cooperative, providing aquatic…Continue
Added by Catherine T. Phillips on November 30, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments
If you happened to be in downtown Raleigh, NC, during the last week of October, you may have noticed that Sir Walter Raleigh—that is, the 11-ft. bronze statue of him that stands in front of the Convention Center—was donning a giant lab coat. This was to welcome attendees of the 2012 Science Writers conference, which is an annual joint meeting of the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. I attended the meeting, and through workshops,…Continue
Added by Stephanie Worley Firley on November 30, 2012 at 11:28am — No Comments
The September 2012 edition of the Gulf of Mexico News is available online at http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/news/gomexnews.html.
The Gulf of Mexico News is a quarterly newsletter that shares regional news from NOAA, coastal management programs, and regional partners such as the Gulf Of Mexico Alliance and the Gulf Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.
Added by Laurie Rounds on November 28, 2012 at 2:48pm — No Comments
Field assistants (2-4), (pending funding) needed mid-March through end of June 2013, to conduct surveys and habitat enhancement for the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow (FGSP) at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Okeechobee, Florida. The FGSP is a federally endangered species endemic to the dry prairie region of south-central Florida. Kissimmee Prairie Preserve contains the largest remaining remnant of Florida dry prairie and one of the two remaining populations of the sparrow.…Continue
Added by Whitney Gray on November 27, 2012 at 9:57am — No Comments
Raccoon Creek. Photo credit: The Nature Conservancy.
The Southeast Watershed Forum has been awarded $54,745 in funding from the U.S. EPA Southeastern Regional Targeted Watershed Initiative. The Forum will partner with the Southeast Aquatic Resources…Continue
Added by Lindsay Gardner on November 20, 2012 at 3:40pm — No Comments
What: NOAA's 11th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW)
When: April 23-25, 2013
Where: Logan, Utah
Integrated Theme: Climate Information for Natural Resource Management…
Added by Heather Dinon Aldridge on November 19, 2012 at 4:34pm — No Comments
As most of you know, the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative hosted two workshops on Natural Resource Indicators and Surrogate Species during the month of October - one in Raleigh and the other in Savannah. Both were attended by partners from state, federal and non-profit organizations, and they were a key step in developing a shared conservation blueprint for the future of the South Atlantic region.
I attended the first workshop in Raleigh, in which the Fish and…
The South Atlantic LCC is just one part of a broader network of cooperatives. Landscape Conservation Cooperatives were established as a network of partnerships to collaboratively address conservation at a landscape-scale across North America, the Caribbean, and U.S. affiliated Pacific Islands. The…Continue
Added by Ken McDermond on November 5, 2012 at 11:22am — No Comments
Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Raleigh and Savannah indicators workshops. It was great to catch up with old friends and meet a bunch of new people. Since Mallory and Ken's blog post this week are talking more broadly about the workshops, I thought I'd focus on one specific question: How did…Continue
Added by Rua Mordecai on November 5, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
On October 29th, an orientation Webex was held for the newly formed Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA) project teams. The GCVA is a collaborative project led by the four Gulf LCCs and Climate Science Centers, NOAA, and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance. Its goal is to enhance conservation and restoration planning by providing an understanding of the effects of sea level rise and climate change on Gulf of Mexico coastal ecosystems and their species. Our target audiences are Gulf of…Continue