Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy
Review draft Blueprint 2023 at a workshop in May! Learn more and register!
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.
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Register for a virtual workshop to review draft Southeast Conservation Blueprint 2023
Once again, we’ve hit an exciting milestone in the development of the Southeast Conservation Blueprint–it’s workshop time! Visit the workshops page to learn more and register.
This year, the 2023 Blueprint is expanding consistent methods and indicators to the U.S. Caribbean and the offshore U.S. waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Check out Rua’s blog for more details on the 2023 Blueprint update. We need your feedback on the draft Blueprint!Read more...
Likely Blueprint improvements for 2023
As you might remember, the big focus for the 2023 update is expanding consistent Blueprint methods from the contiguous Southeast to the U.S. Caribbean and remaining parts of the Gulf and Atlantic. Other than improved consistency, here are some of the improvements likely to make it into the 2023 Blueprint.
- Updated and expanded marine indicators in the Atlantic Ocean: Marine mammal, marine birds, hardbottom, and deep-sea coral related indicators are now updated based on newer data. They also extend all the way down to the southern tip of Florida.
Engaging private landowners at the National Association of Conservation Districts annual meeting
The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) held their 77th annual meeting last month in New Orleans, and I had the pleasure of attending on behalf of SECAS. The NACD is a group of local representatives from every single county (or parish, if you’re in Louisiana) in every single state and territory across the country. They provide feedback to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) about the needs of the local agricultural community, which has a direct effect on Farm Bill allocations. These groups were formed in response to the “Dust Bowl” and have had a long-standing relationship with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in addition to the USDA.Read more...
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