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New climate change and sea turtles project

Several years ago, the South Atlantic LCC funded a project to link long-term survey data for four species of sea turtle, three species of shorebird, five species of seabird, and two beach mouse species to maps of coastal sea-level rise vulnerability…

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Added by Janet Cakir on October 5, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Save the date: North Florida Marine Science and Big Bend Science Joint Symposia

Please join us for the North Florida Marine Science and Big Bend Science Joint Symposia!

When:  Thursday, January 28th-29th, 2016

Where:  Cedar Key Community Center, Cedar Key, Florida

The North…

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Added by Beth Stys on September 17, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Fall 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 this fall?…

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Added by Hilary Morris on September 15, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New LCC Network map available

The LCC Network has revised its map to better reflect LCC geographic areas. For example, the South Atlantic's boundary 200 nautical miles into the Atlantic Ocean at the end of U.S. waters was not previously reflected. Keep in mind that the little cutaway in Georgia between the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC and the South Atlantic LCC reflects a special integration…

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Added by Hilary Morris on September 3, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries convenes meeting with three state LCCs

Rua and I attended a great meeting on Tuesday with staff from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VA DGIF) and the two other LCCs in Virginia: the Appalachian and…

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Added by Hilary Morris on September 3, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

2 new projects to improve the Blueprint and remove barriers to action

If you were at the Blueprint 2.0 workshops, you probably remember talking about barriers to action in Blueprint areas. You might also remember pointing out places where the Blueprint priorities made sense to you and other places where they didn't. If you were on an Indicator Revision Team, you probably remember pointing out issues with certain indicators and recommending improvements. If you're on…

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Added by Rua Mordecai on September 3, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Appalachian LCC 2014 Annual Report

The Appalachian LCC has worked to define data and conservation science needs, invest in gathering foundational data and priority research, and build a coordinated network for those investments to pay off. Many of our funded research projects are now beginning to deliver important science information and tools to support landscape conservation for the valued natural and…

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Added by Matthew Cimitile on September 1, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Upcoming symposium on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy at the 69th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies

Mark your calendars - there will be a special symposium on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) at this year's Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA).

This symposium will present recent progress and identify important next steps for key elements of this shared conservation adaptation strategy, including…

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Added by Lisa Thompson on August 31, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

RESTORE Council releases Draft Initial Funded Projects List--and it includes the Strategic Conservation Assessment Proposal!

Big news from the RESTORE Council: they released the Draft Initial Funded Priorities List (draft FPL) for public comment. Among the $140 million in projects selected is the ~$1.9 million…

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Added by John Tirpak on August 18, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Gulf Coast RESTORE Council issues its initial list of proposed projects for natural resource restoration

WASHINGTON – Aug 13, 2015 - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today commended the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council for issuing its initial list of proposed projects for meaningful and lasting natural resource restoration for Gulf Coast communities in the wake of the tragic Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The RESTORE…

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Added by elliott.gregg on August 17, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

FY 2016 SARP/USFWS/NFHP Funding Opportunity

SARP is now accepting aquatic habitat restoration project ideas for FY 2016 funding through its Aquatic Habitat Restoration Program. This year, SARP, with funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP), will support…

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Added by Lindsay Gardner on August 5, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Simple Viewer Updated with Conservation Blueprint 2.0 - Explore your Blueprint!

Your Cooperative has updated the Simple Viewer with Blueprint 2.0. It’s faster, leaner, and shows the status of indicators within your areas of…

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Added by Louise Vaughn on August 3, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Extreme makeover: website edition

The South Atlantic LCC’s website has served us faithfully for the last several years. But how does that saying go? All good things must come to an end…and be followed by even BETTER things!

The staff of your Cooperative is incredibly excited to be wrapping up several months of work with a talented group of web designers from iostudio. They have developed a gorgeous new look for the website with a much more streamlined,…

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Added by Hilary Morris on July 30, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Please pardon the spam

Several members of the web community reached out with concern about a suspicious-looking comment posted on their profiles. It's been awhile since a spammer made it through our account management filters, but unfortunately one was able to create an account and used the opportunity to post on everyone's public…

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Added by Hilary Morris on July 30, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Southeast Regional Climate Hub to Hold Greenhouse Gas and Adaptation Workshop

The Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) is excited to announce that we will be hosting a workshop focusing on adaptation to and mitigation of climate change in Buford, GA on November 17-18.…

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Added by Sarah Wiener on July 29, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

South Atlantic LCC Coordinator position open on USAJobs® until July 13th

Everyone in the web community hopefully already received a direct email last week about the South Atlantic LCC Coordinator job posting. In case you haven't heard, your Cooperative is hiring a new Coordinator! The job advertisement has posted to the …

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Added by Hilary Morris on July 8, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Indicator revision process for this year

As most of you already heard, there will be a small indicator revision process this year. The focus will be on two things:

  • Reevaluating a few indicators that were removed in the last revision process due to lack of data, but now have new information available
  • Improving the GIS depictions of indicators

Depending on how things go, this will likely…

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Added by Rua Mordecai on July 8, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Blueprint helps bring new longleaf implementation funds to the South Atlantic

What's one of the biggest barriers to implementing the Blueprint? Money, right? That's why using the Blueprint to bring new conservation funds to the region is one of the major Blueprint use cases. It's also a continuing focus of the yearly South Atlantic LCC work plans. Now that there's been an official announcement, I can share with you a great…

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Added by Rua Mordecai on July 8, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Updating the Simple Viewer: Minimal is Big

Prepare yourself: it’s coming. Following the release of Conservation Blueprint 2.0, next month (August 2015) we will present the second generation of the Simple Viewer. This new viewer will display Blueprint 2.0, which uses indicators for terrestrial, freshwater, and marine environments to produce a…

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Added by Louise Vaughn on July 7, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Say it like you mean it

Choosing short and sweet indicator names in the State of the South Atlantic was a challenging exercise. Shakespeare tells us in Hamlet that “brevity is the soul of wit”—well, it’s also the soul of clear and understandable plain language writing. Who wants to slog through “percent impervious cover by…

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Added by Hilary Morris on July 7, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

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