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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…

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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…

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Added by Rua Mordecai 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 (…

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

Mallory Martin will be the new South Atlantic LCC Coordinator

On behalf of our chair of the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, I am pleased to announce that Mallory Martin has accepted the position of South Atlantic LCC Coordinator, effective Nov. 15, 2015. Mallory is retiring from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as the agency’s Chief Deputy…

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Added by Rua Mordecai on October 5, 2015 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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

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

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…

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Added by Rua Mordecai on June 11, 2015 at 7:30am — 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.

Post-workshop…

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Added by Rua Mordecai on May 5, 2015 at 10:00am — 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…

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Added by Rua Mordecai on May 5, 2015 at 7:30am — 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…

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

Working with Ken and his recent passing

As many of you already know, Ken passed away at the end of January. During and after his struggle with cancer there, was huge outpouring of support (to see some of it click here). His life and work…

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Added by Rua Mordecai on March 3, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New South Atlantic report on threats to ecological systems

As you probably have noticed, most of the discussion about ecosystems within your Cooperative has been about the broad ecosystem types (Forested wetland, Marine, Upland hardwood, etc). Are there specific, finer-scale ecological systems that might fall through the cracks looking at such broad ecosystems?

This new report assesses threats to the 72 terrestrial ecological…

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Added by Rua Mordecai on February 4, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Ecosystem indicator revisions complete: Data access and next steps

Huge thanks to the more than 50 people from a diverse range of state, nonprofit, and federal organizations who were part of the ecosystem indicator testing and revision process. The revision process is now complete and the GIS layers for all the indicators are…

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Added by Rua Mordecai on February 4, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Due Jan 15: Comments on Pine woodland, savanna, and prairie indicators

The Pine Woodland, Savanna, and Prairie Ecosystem Team now has recommendations for revisions to your cooperative's Pine Woodland, Savanna, and Prairie Indicators. These changes are now open for comment until Jan 15th. You can either comment at the bottom of this post or email me directly (rua@southatlanticlcc.org).…

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

Due Jan 15: Comments on Freshwater Marsh Indicators

The Tidal and Nontidal Freshwater Marsh Ecosystem Team now has recommendations for revisions to your cooperative's Tidal and Nontidal Freshwater Marsh Indicators. These changes are now open for comment until Jan 15th. You can either comment at the bottom of this post or email me directly (rua@southatlanticlcc.org).…

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

Due Jan 15: Comments on Marine Indicators

The Marine Ecosystem Team now has recommendations for revisions to your cooperative's Marine Indicators. These changes are now open for comment until Jan 15th. You can either comment at the bottom of this post or email me directly (rua@southatlanticlcc.org).

Here are the proposed changes to the Marine Indicators:…

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Added by Rua Mordecai on January 7, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Due Jan 15: Comments on Waterscapes Indicators

The Waterscapes Ecosystem Team now has recommendations for revisions to your cooperative's Waterscapes Indicators. These changes are now open for comment until Jan 15th. You can either comment at the bottom of this post or email me directly (rua@southatlanticlcc.org).

Here are the proposed changes to the Waterscapes…

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Added by Rua Mordecai on January 7, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

GCP LCC project funding - Statements of interest due Jan 31

The Gulf Coast Prairie LCC is now accepting statements of interest for 2015 projects. 

Projects include:

  • Quantification of Alligator Gar recruitment dynamics
  • Shallow water (intertidal) oyster reef mapping
  • Guadalupe Bass flow-ecology…
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Added by Rua Mordecai on December 23, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

2 week comment period for Upland Hardwood Indicators

The Upland Hardwood Ecosystem Team now has recommendations for revisions to your cooperative's Upland Hardwood Indicators. These changes are now open for comment until December 22nd. You can either comment at the bottom of this post or email me directly (rua@southatlanticlcc.org)

Here are the proposed changes to…

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Added by Rua Mordecai on December 8, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

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