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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…

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Added by Hilary Morris on December 7, 2015 at 5:30pm — 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?…

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

Reflections on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy symposium

Wow--what an exciting SEAFWA conference! As you probably heard, the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies hosted its 69th annual conference earlier this week in Asheville, NC. The theme was "conserving large landscapes", and with…

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Added by Hilary Morris on November 6, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

South Atlantic LCC events at the 2015 SEAFWA conference

Are you attending the 2015 SEAFWA conference next month in Asheville, NC? If so, there will be plenty of opportunities to talk to South Atlantic LCC staff and get an update on the Conservation Blueprint. I think you'll find your cooperative is very well represented at this conference! Come find us at one…

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Added by Hilary Morris on October 5, 2015 at 12:30pm — 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

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

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

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

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…

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Added by Hilary Morris on June 11, 2015 at 3:30pm — 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…

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Added by Hilary Morris on May 5, 2015 at 8:00am — 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…

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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…

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

The State of the South Atlantic is Now Available

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

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

Read the 2014 Annual Report

Your Cooperative has released its 2014 Annual Report highlighting the key accomplishments of the past year.  The staff has dedicated this year’s progress to our Coordinator, Ken McDermond.  …

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Added by Hilary Morris on March 4, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Raleigh Blueprint 2.0 workshops rescheduled due to winter weather

Last winter, a series of iconic pictures--snapped on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh as commuters left work early in the face of oncoming snow--ignited the imagination of amateur photo-editors everywhere.  WRAL, the local news station, even posted a…

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Added by Hilary Morris on February 19, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

State of the South Atlantic preview

Last month, I briefly previewed the upcoming State of the South Atlantic assessment. We’re still on track to release that by the Raleigh Blueprint workshops---and in fact, a small group of reviewers is looking at a draft right now. So, you’ll just have to wait a few more weeks for the big…

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Added by Hilary Morris on February 2, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Does everybody know what time it is?

TOOL TIME!  BLUEPRINT WORKSHOP TIME!  Almost, that is.

The venues are all booked.  All the staff's GIS workstations--and those of basically everyone we know--are smoking as they power through Zonation runs of ecological indicator…

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Added by Hilary Morris on January 27, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

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