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.
From the blog
2023 America the Beautiful Challenge RFP now open
As you may have already seen, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has released its request for pre-proposals for the 2023 America the Beautiful Challenge (ATBC). This year, NFWF has added a pre-proposal stage (with a 3-page limit for the project narrative). Pre-proposals are due on Thursday April 20, 2023.
According to the RFP, “The ATBC vision is to streamline grant funding opportunities for new voluntary conservation and restoration projects around the United States. This RFP consolidates funding from multiple federal agencies and the private sector to enable applicants to conceive and develop large-scale, locally led projects that address shared funder priorities spanning public and private lands. In year two of the ATBC approximately $116 million will be awarded in nationwide funding to conserve, connect and restore the lands, waters, and wildlife upon which we all depend.”Read more...
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 to the Southeast Conservation Blueprint is expanding consistent 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.
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