Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy
SECAS brings together public and private organizations around a bold vision for the future of our region. We're connecting the lands and waters of the Southeast and Caribbean to support healthy ecosystems, thriving fish and wildlife populations, and vibrant communities. With a data-driven spatial plan and an ambitious regional goal, SECAS helps accelerate conservation action in the places where it will make the biggest impact.
From the blog
If you want to know how Southeastern states or territories approach their State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs)—what tools and resources they use, what elements they find most challenging—click here to find out! SECAS staff work to clear barriers to conservation actions across jurisdictional boundaries and have been working with the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) Wildlife Diversity Committee (WDC) to develop potential opportunities to align State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs) in the Southeast. You can check out some of my previous blogs that describe this effort and share the raw results of the survey.Read more...
The latest update to the Southeast Conservation Blueprint, version 2021, is now available! This year’s Blueprint is a stepping stone to the bigger improvements in store next year, as we move toward consistent methods and indicators across most of the region.
The major improvements over the last version include:
- Incorporating the newest South Atlantic Blueprint data
- Correcting a scoring issue in the Middle Southeast
The 2021 SECAS goal report is now up on the website. It looks at recent trends in Southeastern ecosystem indicators and whether they’re on track to meet the SECAS goal.
This year’s report includes updated data for:
- Bird indicators
- Coastal condition
- Prescribed fire
It also has new indicators for:
- Working lands conservation
- Salt marsh area
- Undeveloped land in corridors
Visit the SECAS blog for a full archive of posts.