South Atlantic LCC

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December 2015 Blog Posts (10)

New PINEMAP Tools Help Foresters Plan for the Future

The PINEMAP decision support system (DSS) is a map-based collection of climate and forest productivity web tools designed to provide region-wide information on likely future climate risks, opportunities, and impacts on southern pine at a watershed-scale.

DSS tools transform output from PINEMAP research into a framework to allow professional foresters and clients to make informed land management decisions. An iterative process of interaction between…


Added by Heather Dinon Aldridge on December 17, 2015 at 2:12pm — No Comments

National Academies of Sciences release review of LCCs

You can view the full press release on the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) website.

As you may know, last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service asked the NAS to review the LCC program, at the…


Added by Hilary Morris on December 7, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Freshwater aquatic indicator revisions

The indicator testing and revision team is halfway though the process of revising the freshwater aquatic and waterscapes indicators. A few of these revisions are in pretty good shape and are ready for a broader set of folks to review:

1) Improved Riparian Buffer…


Added by Rua Mordecai on December 7, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Looking for data on specific plants and herps

The South Atlantic project improving how the Blueprint incorporates range-restricted and at-risk species is making good progress. It's now looking for additional data on some species that haven't already been included in a report or database. See the message…


Added by Rua Mordecai on December 7, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Winter Third Thursday Web Forum schedule announced

For the last several years, your Cooperative has hosted a webinar series on the third Thursday of each month at 10 am, aptly called the Third Thursday Web Forum. Want to know what topics are lined up for the next three months?…


Added by Hilary Morris on December 7, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Using South Atlantic indicators to report on potential benefits of Wildland Fire investment

As you might remember, the Conservation Blueprint, ecosystem indicators, and the strong relationships you've all built in this region recently helped bring in some new money for prescribed fire (…


Added by Rua Mordecai on December 7, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Learn how to use the Simple Viewer in 5 minutes

Do you or someone you know want to use Conservation Blueprint 2.0? Does the thought of a “mapping portal” make you feel like beating your computer with a baseball bat? If so, don’t worry. There’s help. There are three ways you…


Added by Louise Vaughn on December 3, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Have you ever felt a sense of "solastalgia"?

This made it's way to my inbox a few weeks ago, so I thought I would share...

You can access the original article here from the BBC.

By Georgina Kenyon

November 2nd, 2015

Have you ever felt 'solastalgia'?

Ever feel unease that the natural environment around you…


Added by Janet Cakir on December 2, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New report assesses the impacts of emerging threats on Gulf coast species and ecosystems

Contact: Christina Meister,, (703) 358-2284

View/download the GCVA press…


Added by elliott.gregg on December 2, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Different perspectives from the new South Atlantic LCC coordinator

Hello everyone.  Greetings from the office of the South Atlantic LCC staff.  As your new LCC coordinator, I’m can report that I’m transitioning into the role with great anticipation.  For those of you who don’t know me, I left my position as Chief Deputy Director of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission at the…


Added by Mallory G. Martin on December 2, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

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