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Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment Public Draft Review


In 2012, the Gulf Coast Prairie, Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks, South Atlantic, and Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperatives initiated the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA). The…


Added by Amanda Watson on June 16, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Blueprint 2.0 Approved!

The Steering Committee has given Blueprint 2.0 the Good Housekeeping South Atlantic LCC Seal of Approval! It's official—Blueprint 2.0 has been approved. Huge thanks to everyone who…


Added by Hilary Morris on June 11, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Southeast Resilient Landscapes Fund uses indicator to select focus area in the Greater Pee Dee

Many of you may remember that one of your cooperative's landscapes indicators (resilient biodiversity hotspots) is based on The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Terrestrial Resilience…


Added by Rua Mordecai on June 11, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Headlines and Highlights from the South Atlantic LCC Steering Committee Meeting June 2-4, 2015

I wish to express many thanks to the South Atlantic LCC Steering Committee members and the LCC staff for the excellent discussions, presentations and BIG THINKING at last week’s Steering Committee meeting in Glen Allen, Virginia from June 2-4. 

Together, I thought the Steering Committee…


Added by Matt Baun on June 10, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Science, Modeling, and the Distribution of Biscuit-Eating People

During my time working with the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (South Atlantic LCC), a large part of my focus has been to help synthesize, create, streamline, and revise the spatial models of indicators for integration into Conservation Blueprint 2.0. During the workshops…


Added by Brad Pickens on June 8, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Grant

In the NPS we have a grant program called Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance. This program helps national park managers and their community partners achieve shared…


Added by Janet Cakir on June 8, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

LCCs Highlighted at Senate Hearing Yesterday

Yesterday, the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing in Washington, DC on the President’s FY 2016 Budget Request for the Fish and Wildlife Service.  As one the partners of the LCCs, Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe testified at the hearing where he talked about the importance of LCCs, and the good work being done in the Southeastern states by conservation partners. Here are his remarks on LCCs:


"The budget request includes $69.7…


Added by Matt Baun on May 7, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Draft Blueprint 2.0 now ready for review: Comments Due 5/26

Good news, everyone! A new draft of Blueprint 2.0 is now ready for review. Please submit your comments by 5/26. This will be the last review draft before the Steering Committee meets in early June to approve a final version.



Added by Rua Mordecai on May 5, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Blueprint 2.0 Data Gallery Tour

While you review the draft Blueprint 2.0, you may be interested in digging in and exploring the data that forms the foundation of the Blueprint. Let’s take a quick tour of the Blueprint 2.0 data gallery, where you can find the underlying spatial data. Of course, the most important thing that you will find in this gallery is the…


Added by Amy Keister on May 5, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

[Conservation Action] Rules are made to be broken

Those of you who are familiar with Blueprint 1.0 or who attended a Blueprint 2.0 workshop have already been introduced to the idea of conservation actions. I always imagine the Blueprint as answering two questions: 1) where should I work? and 2) what kind of work should I do there?


By recommending specific actions like protection, management, and outreach—in addition to identifying highest priority places—the Blueprint moves toward a not-so-distant future where actions and…


Added by Hilary Morris on May 5, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

South Atlantic LCC Coordinator position will be posted on USAJOBS soon

Interested in being the Coordinator for the South Atlantic LCC? Know someone else who might be? Sometime in the next month, the coordinator position will be posted on USAJOBS. This is will be great opportunity to help take your cooperative to the next level.

There'll be an update sent out once…


Added by Rua Mordecai on May 5, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Hello South Atlantic Conservationists!

Hi Everyone!  I wanted to introduce myself to you.  I hope to meet many of you in person in the coming weeks. My name is Matt Baun and I am serving as the Acting LCC Coordinator for the South Atlantic LCC until June 30.

This assignment is part of a leadership development program that I am enrolled in and I am very eager to meet with as many conservationists in great states of the South Atlantic.  Today was my first day on the job....and it came with a steady stream of briefings,…


Added by Matt Baun on May 4, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

"Shored Up" movie screening at NCSU on 4/28


I just wanted to let those of you in the Triangle area know that the NCSU student chapter of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) will be showing the documentary "Shored Up" on Tuesday, April 28th at 7:00pm at…


Added by Ginger Deason on April 23, 2015 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Blueprint 2.0 workshops complete

Last Thursday was the final Blueprint 2.0 workshop. A very diverse group of about 25 people got together in the NC State Visualization Lab to review draft Blueprint layers and talk about the conservation future of the South Atlantic region.

Just like in other workshops, I floated between groups…


Added by Rua Mordecai on April 6, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

A New Interactive Education Module on Climate Change Effects

The Climate Chang e Resource Center (CCRC; has released a new interactive online education module on climate change effects on forests and grasslands.

The module, “…


Added by Kailey Marcinkowski on March 30, 2015 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Correcting a map error in the State of the South Atlantic

Some of the Blueprint 2.0 workshop participants who have a great eye for detail caught a mistake in one of the maps in the State of the South Atlantic. If you've looked at the assessment, you hopefully saw the map on the left defining the subregions of the South Atlantic geography, drawn based on…


Added by Hilary Morris on March 30, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Blueprint in the News

As communications person for your Cooperative, I get pretty excited when the Blueprint receives good press. And it's been getting an amazing amount of positive attention lately--so much that I wanted to blog about it! What perfect timing as we build momentum toward Blueprint 2.0 with our workshop…


Added by Hilary Morris on March 26, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Controlling Weeds in Conservation Tillage Systems

Conservation tillage systems are an important method for adapting to climate variability as they reduce erosion, soil water loss, and fuel use, while improving soil and water quality. For these reasons, conservation tillage is widely promoted by NRCS, promoting resilience to extreme precipitation and drought events. Cover crops used in these systems can also serve as grazing…


Added by Sarah Wiener on March 13, 2015 at 11:09am — No Comments

2015 Winter Edition of the Southeast Region's "Hot Topics" Climate Change Newsletter

Please find attached the Winter 2015 edition of the "Hot Topics" newsletter produced by the Southeast Regional Climate Change program.  In this edition of the newsletter, you will find various articles regarding forest vulnerability in southeastern parks, guidance on assessing climate hazards on…


Added by Okan Pala on March 12, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The State of the South Atlantic is Now Available

At last, the State of the South Atlantic is now available! This…


Added by Hilary Morris on March 4, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

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